Art Tatum – My One and Only Love

Thanks to jim hh for the youtube

 

My One and Only Love was written by George and Ira Gershwin. This performance is from the Art Tatum Pablo Group Masterpieces Compact Disc edition disc 6 cut 7 in my music collection. The players are Ben Webster on tenor, Red Callender on bass, Bill Douglass on drums, and Art on piano.  To call this record a Masterpiece is not hype. These were great musicians playing a great song. Ben Webster was one of the all time great tenor sax players. Art Tatum manages to dazzle us while not spoiling the ballad character of the tune.  The rhythm section was very tasty.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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