Art Tatum –September Song

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube.

Art Tatum recorded September Song in 1953. I have it on Disc One cut 10 on the complete Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces on Pablo. September Song was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for the actor Walter Huston to sing in the musical Knickerbocker Holiday in 1938.  It becomes September Sonata in Art Tatum’s capable hands.

This was among my mother’s favorite songs, but she liked Nat King Cole’s vocal version the best.


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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