Tatum – Carter – Bellson

How about a jazz EP?  I’ve only found a handful of them so far, as they are a bit of an oddity, but I like them a lot and hope to acquire more.

This one has a great cover by David Stone Martin, which is probably the most collectible thing about it, but the music is good too, played by a trio of Benny Carter (as), Art Tatum (p), and Louis Bellson (dr).  I have another no-bass trio LP, also on Clef (709), with Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, and again with Art Tatum.  I prefer that LP, but this EP is a nice piece of jazz history with some great musicians.       (Details: Clef EP-319)

Tatum/Carter/Bellson — S’ Wonderful

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