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One of Greatest!,
This review is from: Legendary, The - The Album [Spanish Import] (Audio CD)This meeting of Ben Webster's lush romantic tenor with Art Tatum's rococco piano improvisations produced one of the finest of all jazz albums. Both the main particpants came out of the mid-west and this common heritage shows in the perfect synergy of their playing. Most tracks are ballads - there is also a splendid mid-tempo 'Night and Day' - and are among the most beautiful ever recorded. The bass and drums provide unobtrusive support and the sound quality is first class.
As the copyright has expired on this session, it is now available on a number of labels. This one includes, as a bonus, some Tatum solo tracks. However, I would recommend the official issue on Pablo. This includes the surviving alternate takes from the session and has been beautifully remastered from the original tapes. But, whichever version you get, this remains an essential purchase.
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Initial post: 13 May 2010 00:01:06 BDT
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German Artist says:
Great review, moreover very helpful info, about the Pable release. Thanks a bunch! Thomas
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