All existing music from the legendary pairing od Art Tatum and Ben Webster, considered one of the best jazz albums ever. This was to be Tatum's last visit to a recording studio, for he dies less than two months after these tracks were recorded. A complete quartet session by Webster with another celebrated pianist, Teddy Wilson, and a beautiful Tatum solo piano rendering of our opening song have been added as a bonus.
INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET WITH ORIGINAL LINER
NOTES BY ALUN MORGAN TAKEN FROM AN EARLY LP EDITION OF THIS MUSIC.
ART TATUM, piano BEN WEBSTER, tenor sax RED CALLENDER, bass BILL DOUGLASS, drums
Los Angeles, California, September 11, 1956.
11-14: BEN WEBSTER-TEDDY WILSON Quartet:
Ben Webster (ts), Teddy Wilson (p), Ray Brown (b), Jo Jones (d). New York, March 30, 1954.
15: ART TATUM (solo piano). Los Angeles, December 29, 1953.
“I listen to records by Duke and Tatum mostly, all the time. They’re always refreshing, you know.”
Ben Webster interviewed by Les Tomkins (1965)
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 [alt 1] 4:49
09 HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES? [alt] 5:02
10 GONE WITH THE WIND [alt 2] 4:48
11 MY FUNNY VALENTINE 3:26*
12 YOU'RE MINE, YOU! 3:10*
13 SOPHISTICATED LADY 3:07*
14 LOVE'S AWAY 3:19*
15 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 6:01*