Art Tatum: Have You Met Miss Jones?

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Have You Met Miss Jones?

Artist

Art Tatum (piano)

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Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 1 (Pablo PACD-2405-432-2)

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Musicians:

Art Tatum (piano).

Composed by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

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Recorded: Recorded between 1953 and 1955

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Rating: 97/100 (learn more)

Has Art Tatum met Miss Jones? By the end of this five-minute track, Art has taken her uptown, downtown, out back, and round the block twice. He can even tell you if she has any sisters at home, and describe that birthmark behind her knee. Yes, he knows Miss Jones, and relates every detail in this keyboard jaunt. Here are all the Tatum trademarks: the effortless stride, the rapid-fire runs played with machine-like clarity, the modulations into the stratosphere and back, the "Look, Ma, three hands!" pyrotechnics. All well and good. But, after this, there isn't much left of Miss Jones for the next pianist.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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