Tatum, Art / Piano Starts Here: Live At The Shrine
Album:Piano Starts Here: Live At The Shrine Collection:Jazz
Artist:Tatum, Art Added:Jul 2008
Label:Sony Classical 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-08-17 Pull Date:2008-10-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 19Oct 5Sep 28Sep 7Aug 31Aug 24

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 01, 2012:Nathin' To Do
Tiger Rag
4.Sep 30, 2008:Echo Lab
Tiger Rag
2.Oct 17, 2008:Memory Select: Tom Djll's "Mockracy"
Tatum Pole Boogie
5.Sep 26, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Tea For Two
3.Oct 17, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Tatum Pole Boogie
6.Sep 03, 2008:Emphysema For Emphasis
Someone To Watch Over Me

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-08-10 
ART TATUM: Piano Starts Here – Live at the Shrine
Sony Classical, 2008

SOLO PIANO – This disc needs a little explanation… Jazz piano god Art Tatum originally recorded these tracks in 1933 or in concert in 1949. The performances were great but the recordings were poor. So last year, Zenph Studios put each one through a rigorous computer analysis and recreated them on a Yamaha Disklavier – a high-tech grand piano. So these are like player-piano rolls, only incredibly detailed, accurate to the millisecond and (supposedly) revealing every nuance hidden by the muddy originals. Does it work? Is it restored art or soulless techno-trickery? Good or evil? You be the judge.

There are 13 tracks, presented twice: 1-13 are in stereo surround; 14-26 are in binaural stereo.

The first 4 tracks in each set (the 1933 cuts) were recorded in a studio, and the remainder in front of a live audience (which seems to be faking its enthusiasm) at the same venue as the original 1949 concert.

1 / 14 – trips & tiptoes merrily
2 / 15 – relaxed blues, gets knotty
3 / 16 – fast but perfectly articulated
4 / 17 – classy tune, tricky playing
5 / 18 – very playful classical theme
6 / 19 – quirky boogie-woogie
7 / 20 – relaxed and warm
8 / 21 – chopped-up and speedy
9 / 22 – in little gusts, then rolls
10 / 23 – playful introspection
11 / 24 – brief Irish melody
12 / 25 – elaborate and elegant
13 / 26 – walks, runs, leaps

[ Fo ] 10-Aug-08

Track Listing
1.Tea For Two 7.Someone To Watch Over Me
2.St Louis Blues 8.How High The Moon
3.Tiger Rag 9.Yesterdays
4.Sophistcated Lady 10.Willow Weep For Me
5.Humoresque 11.The Kerry Dance
6.Tatum Pole Boogie 12.Gershwin Medley
 13.I Know That You Know