ART TATUM: “Jewels In The Treasure Box: The 1953 Chicago Blue Note Jazz Club Recordings” 3LP *RSD 2024*

ART TATUM: “Jewels In The Treasure Box: The 1953 Chicago Blue Note Jazz Club Recordings” 3LP *RSD 2024*

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ART TATUM: “Jewels In The Treasure Box: The 1953 Chicago Blue Note Jazz Club Recordings” 3LP *RSD 2024*

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ART TATUM: “Jewels In The Treasure Box: The 1953 Chicago Blue Note Jazz Club Recordings” 3LP *RSD 2024*

ART TATUM — JEWELS IN THE TREASURE BOX: THE 1953 CHICAGO BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB RECORDINGS

Jewels in the Treasure Box: The 1953 Chicago Blue Note Jazz Club Recordings is a previously unissued 3-LP collection of recordings from jazz icon and virtuosic pianist, Art Tatum, captured live at the Blue Note jazz club in Chicago in March of 1953 with guitarist Everett Barksdale and bassist Slam Stewart. These recordings were transferred from the original tape reels and mastered for LP and CD by engineer Matthew Lutthans (who also worked on Resonance’s Grammy-nominated 2019 Nat King Cole release Hittin’ the Ramp). Containing a whopping nearly 3 hours of never-before-heard Art Tatum captured in an intimate setting at the height of his powers with his longtime trio, the deluxe, limited-edition 180-gram 3-LP gatefold set (and 3-CD set) includes rare photos and memorabilia from Herman Leonard, Bob Parent and the Holzfeind family archives (owners of the Blue Note jazz club in Chicago); plus liner notes from Columbia University professor and author, Brent Hayes Edwards; as well as statements from Ahmad Jamal, Sonny Rollins, Monty Alexander, ELEW, Spike Wilner, Johnny O’Neal, Michael Weiss and Terry Gibbs.

• Limited-edition 180-gm 3LP gatefold set is mastered with meticulous sound restoration by Matthew Lutthans and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM at Le Vinylist
• Record Store Day April 2024 release
• Massive booklet with rare photos by Herman Leaonard, Bob Parent and the Holzfeind family archives.
• Interviews with Ahmad Jamal, Sonny Rollins, Monty Alexander, ELEW, Spike Wilner, Johnny O’Neal, Michael Weiss and Terry Gibbs and more. LP Track Listing:

Art Tatum – piano
Slam Stewart – bass
Everett Barksdale – guitar

Recorded at the Blue Note jazz club in Chicago, IL in 1953

LP 1 / SIDE 1 — Aug. 16, 1953
1. Night and Day (4:03)
2. Where or When (5:40)
3. On the Sunny Side of the Street (3:23)
4. Don’t Blame Me (4:56)
5. Soft Winds (3:27)
6. These Foolish Things (3:25)
7. Flying Home (1:41)

SIDE 2 — Aug. 16, 1953
1. Memories of You (5:33)
2. What Does It Take (4:16)
3. Tenderly (5:14)
4. Crazy Rhythm (3:21)
5. The Man I Love (5:26)
6. Tea for Two (3:35)

LP 2 / SIDE 3 — Aug. 16, 1953
1. I Cover the Waterfront (4:39)
2. Body and Soul (6:21)
3. Laura (5:42)
4. Humoresque (4:33)
5. Begin the Beguine (3:27)
6. There Will Never Be Another You / September Song (5:04)

SIDE 4 — Aug. 21, 1953
1. Just One of Those Things (6:03)
2. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (4:39)
3. St. Louis Blues (4:12)
4. After You’ve Gone (5:23)
5. Someone To Watch Over Me (4:58)
6. Would You Like To Take A Walk? (5:00)

LP 3 / SIDE 5 — Aug. 21, 1953
1. Elegy (4:15)
2. Sweet Lorraine (4:40)
3. Out of Nowhere (3:48)

Aug. 28, 1953
1. Indiana (3:02)
2. Tabu (2:50)
3. Judy (6:05)
4. Lover (4:42)

SIDE 6 — Aug. 28, 1953
1. Dark Eyes (4:34)
2. Stompin’ at the Savoy (4:35)
3. If (5:57)
4. Stardust (5:00)
5. Air Mail Special (4:12)
6. I’ve Got the World on A String (3:41)
7. The Kerry Dance (1:53)

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