ONE OF THE BEST JAZZ ALBUMS EVER!
5 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE
This release presents the complete LP The Art Tatum-Ben Webster Quartet (Verve MGV-8220), as well as all known alternate takes from that glorious session. The date marked Tatum’s last visit to a recording studio, for he died less than two months after these tracks were made. A complete quartet session by Webster with another celebrated pianist, Teddy Wilson, and a beautiful Tatum solo piano rendition of the LP’s opening song have been added as a bonus.
Includes 12-page booklet
BEN WEBSTER tenor sax
ART TATUM piano
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.
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*
TOTAL TIME: 75:55
DOWN BEAT original review: THE ART TATUM-BEN WEBSTER QUARTET
“The air of reflection and utterly relaxed poise in the playing of Tatum and Webster permeates the entire album. The glorious Webster tone is soul-filling throughout, as is his maturity of conception, whether on very slow ballad or on a swinger.” (John A. Tynan)