Art Tatum — Deep Night (1956)

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This is Deep Night from Art Tatum Group Masterpieces on CD vol 5 cut 8 in my collection. Personnel for the date included Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Red Callender, bass; Bill Douglass, drums; and Art Tatum, piano. Deep Night was composed by Charles Henderson first recorded by Rudy Vallee. Rudy Vallee’s version rose to #2 in record sales in 1929. This version by Tatum was recorded in 1956 at the end of Tatum’s life. It reflected a 1950’s post Swing Era direction in Jazz.

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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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