Art Tatum discography

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Pianist Art Tatum recorded commercially from 1932 until near his death. He recorded nearly 400 titles, if airchecks and informal, private recordings are included.[1] He recorded for Brunswick (1933), Decca (1934–41), Capitol (1949, 1952) and for the labels associated with Norman Granz (1953–56).

Discography[edit]

  • Piano Starts Here (Columbia, 1968; 1933 studio recordings & Gene Norman concert listed below)
  • Classic Early Solos (1934-1937) (Decca-GRP, 1991)
  • Solos (1940) (MCA, 1990)
  • The Standard Sessions: 1935-1943 Transcriptions (Music & Arts, 1996) & The Standard Transcriptions (Piano Solos, 1935 - c. 1945) (Storyville, 1999)
  • I Got Rhythm Vol.3 (1935-44) (Decca-GRP, 1993)
  • Art Tatum Masterpieces (MCA, 1973; 2-LP set from 1930s Decca recordings)
  • James P. Johnson (shared album) – Art Tatum Masterpieces Volume II And James P. Johnson Plays Fats Waller (MCA, 1977; from Decca recordings
  • Standards (Black Lion, 1990; recorded 1938–1939 as per Standard Transcriptions above)
  • "Art Of Tatum" 1941-1944 (MCA, 1974; with Big Joe Turner and trio)
  • God Is in the House (Onyx, 1940–1941, released 1973; reissued by High Note, 1998)
  • The V-Discs (Black Lion, 1944–1946; released 1978, CD 1988)
  • Art Tatum Piano Impressions, (ARA, Boris Morros Music Company, c. 1945)
  • Art Tatum Piano Solos (Asch, c.1945)
  • Gene Norman Presents an Art Tatum Concert (Columbia, 1949; released 1952)[2][3]
  • Art Tatum (Capitol, 1950)
  • Art Tatum Encores (Capitol, 1951)
  • Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 2: Jazz Rehearsal, II (Folkways, 1952)
  • Art Tatum Trio (Capitol, 1953)
  • The Genius of Art Tatum (11-LPs Clef 1953-4; reissues as The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces, 7-CD set, Pablo, 1991 and The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 1-8, Pablo, 1992)
  • Makin' Whoopee (Verve, 1954)
  • The Greatest Piano Hits of Them All (Verve, 1954)
  • Genius of Keyboard 1954–56 (Giants of Jazz)
  • More of the Greatest Piano Hits of All Time, (Verve, 1955)
  • Still More of the Greatest Piano Hits of Them All (Verve, 1955)
  • Tatum - Carter - Bellson (Clef, 1955; reissued as The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume One, Pablo, 1975)
  • The Art Tatum-Roy Eldridge-Alvin Stoller-John Simmons Quartet (Clef, 1955; reissued as The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 2, Pablo, 1990)
  • The Lionel Hampton Art Tatum Buddy Rich Trio (Clef, 1956; reissued as The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume Three, Pablo, 1975)
  • The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 4: With Hampton, Rich, Again (Pablo, 1990)
  • The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 5: Tatum-Hampton-Edison-Rich-Calendar-Kessel (Pablo 1975 & 1990, originally issued as Lionel Hampton And His Giants (Norgran, 1956) as by Hampton
  • Presenting the Art Tatum Trio (Verve, 1956; released 1957; reissued as The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume Six, Pablo, 1975)
  • The Art Tatum - Buddy DeFranco Quartet (Verve, 1956; released 1958; reissued as The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume Seven, Pablo, 1975)
  • The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet (Verve, 1956; released 1958; reissued as The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume Eight, Pablo, 1975 & )
  • Capitol Jazz Classics – Volume 3 Solo Piano (Capitol, 1972)
  • The Complete Capitol Recordings, Vol. 1 (Capitol, 1989)
  • The Complete Capitol Recordings, Vol. 2 (Capitol, 1989)
  • The Complete Capitol Recordings (Blue Note, 1997; recorded 1949–1952)
  • The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces (Pablo, 1990; 6-CD box-set containg the eight individual releases listed above)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schuller, Gunther (1989). The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz 1930–1945. Oxford University Press. pp. 481–482. ISBN 978-0-19-507140-5.
  2. ^ "Tatum and Goodman". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 29, 1952. p. 36.
  3. ^ England, Jim (May 25, 1952). "Toscanini Sings on Wax". The Salt Lake Tribune. p. 128.