The Art Tatum-Ben Webster Quartet
Art Tatum (p), Ben Webster (p), Red Callender (b), Bill Douglass (d)
This CD has been replaced by its recent reissue as part of the Phoenix label. Reference #131545
This edition contains all existing music from the legendary pairing of Art Tatum and Ben Webster. Considered one of the best jazz albums ever, this was to be Tatums last visit to a recording studio, for he died less than two months after these tracks were recorded.
A complete quartet session by Webster with another celebrated pianist, Teddy Wilson, and a beautiful Art Tatum solo piano rendering of our opening song have been added as a bonus.
01. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE (7:13)
02. GONE WITH THE WIND (4:46)
03. HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES? (4:47)
04. NIGHT AND DAY (5:28)
05. WHERE OR WHEN (6:25)
06. MY IDEAL (7:15)
07. MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE (6:13)
08. GONE WITH THE WIND [Alternate Take 1] (4:49)
09. HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES? [Alternate Take] (5:02)
10. GONE WITH THE WIND [Alternate take 2] (4:48)
11. MY FUNNY VALENTINE (3:26) (*) Bonus Track
12. YOU'RE MINE, YOU! (3:10) (*) Bonus Track
13. SOPHISTICATED LADY (3:07) (*) Bonus Track
14. LOVE'S AWAY (3:19) (*) Bonus Track
15. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE (6:01) (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 75:55 min.
Tracks #1-7 originally issued as Verve MGV-8220.
Later issued on CD as "The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8" (Pablo Pablo 2310-737).
Tracks #11-14 taken from Ben Webster's "Music For Loving" (Norgran MGN 1018).
Personnel: Art Tatum (p), Ben Webster (ts), Red Callender (b) and Bill Douglass (d). Recorded in Los Angeles, California, on September 11, 1956.
Bonus Tracks [#11-14] Ben Webster-Teddy Wilson Quartet: Ben Webster (ts), Teddy Wilson (p), Ray Brown (b) and Jo Jones (d). Recorded in New York City, on March 30, 1954.
Track #15 features Art Tatum (solo piano). Recorded in Los Angeles, on December 29, 1953.
"The final volume in this very worthy series is a comparatively relaxed affair, a quartet set with tenor-saxophonist Ben Webster. Webster lets Tatum fill the background with an infinite number of notes while emphasizing his warm tenor tone in the forefront on a variety of melodic ballads and standards. The combination works very well."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
"I listen to records by Duke and Tatum mostly, all the time. Theyre always refreshing, you know."
Ben Webster, interviewed by Les Tomkins (1965)