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Esteemed American jazz pianist and composer Erroll Garner, known for his early swing playing, his ballads - his best-known composition, 'Misty', has become a jazz standard - and later his experimentations, particularly his re-interpretations of musical theatre scores, was, in the words of Allmusic. Com's Scott Yarrow; "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and, "a brilliant virtuoso. " Garner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the height of his career in 1960. Born in 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to an African-American family, the infant was a twin with brother Ernest. Erroll began learning piano at the age of three, while his elder siblings were taught by one Miss Bowman, and from an early age Erroll would sit and play anything she had demonstrated, He attended George Westinghouse High School, as did fellow pianists Billy Strayhorn and Ahmad Jamal. Garner was self-taught and remained an "ear player" all his life - he never learned to read music. At the age of seven, he began appearing on radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh with a group called the Candy Kids, and by 11, he was playing on the Allegheny riverboats. At age 14 in 1937, he formed a duo with local saxophonist Leroy Brown. This collection brings together eight original albums from the more contemporary period in the career of Erroll Garner, recorded between 1955 and 1961 for the Columbia Records label. An era which, according to fans and critics alike, witnessed much of his most interesting work, this set functions as an ideal starting point for those new to Garner's music, and a welcome reminder of the man's genius for the already well versed.
Esteemed American jazz pianist and composer Erroll Garner, known for his early swing playing, his ballads - his best-known composition, 'Misty', has become a jazz standard - and later his experimentations, particularly his re-interpretations of musical theatre scores, was, in the words of Allmusic. Com's Scott Yarrow; "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and, "a brilliant virtuoso. " Garner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the height of his career in 1960. Born in 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to an African-American family, the infant was a twin with brother Ernest. Erroll began learning piano at the age of three, while his elder siblings were taught by one Miss Bowman, and from an early age Erroll would sit and play anything she had demonstrated, He attended George Westinghouse High School, as did fellow pianists Billy Strayhorn and Ahmad Jamal. Garner was self-taught and remained an "ear player" all his life - he never learned to read music. At the age of seven, he began appearing on radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh with a group called the Candy Kids, and by 11, he was playing on the Allegheny riverboats. At age 14 in 1937, he formed a duo with local saxophonist Leroy Brown. This collection brings together eight original albums from the more contemporary period in the career of Erroll Garner, recorded between 1955 and 1961 for the Columbia Records label. An era which, according to fans and critics alike, witnessed much of his most interesting work, this set functions as an ideal starting point for those new to Garner's music, and a welcome reminder of the man's genius for the already well versed.
823564820309

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Format: CD
Label: ENLT
Rel. Date: 09/21/2018
UPC: 823564820309

Classic Albums Collection
Artist: Erroll Garner
Format: CD
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. I'll Never Smile Again
2. Then You've Never Been Blue
3. Talk of the Town
4. Solitaire
5. A Cottage for Sale
6. That Old Feeling
7. Over the Rainbow
8. The Way You Look Tonight
9. Turquoise 1
10. Pavanne 1
11. Impressions 1
12. Confessin' 1
13. I May Be Wrong 1
14. Skylark 1
15. Summertime 1
16. Flamingo 1
17. Reverie 1
18. Blue and Sentimental 1
19. I Can't Give You Anything But Love 2
20. I'll Remember April 2
21. Teach Me Tonight 2
22. Mambo Carmel 2
23. Autumn Leaves 2
24. It's All Right with Me 2
25. Red Top 2
26. April in Paris 2
27. They Can't Take That Away from Me 2
28. How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me 2
29. Where or When 3
30. Erroll's Theme 3
31. Girl of My Dreams 3
32. But Not for Me 3
33. Passing Through 3
34. Time on My Hands 3
35. Alexander's Ragtime Band 3
36. Full Moon and Empty Arms 3
37. Mambo 207 3
38. The Way Back Blues 3
39. Ol' Man River 4
40. Moonglow 4
41. Sophisticated Lady 4
42. Robbin's Nest 4
43. Creme de Menthe 4
44. Humoresque 4
45. How High the Moon 4
46. Fancy 4
47. Groovy-Day 4
48. The Man I Love 4
49. Misty 5
50. Exactly Like You 5
51. You Are My Sunshine 5
52. What Is This Thing Called Love 5
53. Frantonality 5
54. Again 5
55. Where or When 5
56. Love in Bloom 5
57. Through a Long and Sleepless Night 5
58. That Old Feeling 5
59. The Way You Look Tonight 6
60. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe 6
61. Sweet and Lovely 6
62. Mack the Knife 6
63. Lover Come Back 6
64. Misty 6
65. Dancing Tambourine 6
66. Thanks for the Memory 6
67. Just One of Those Things 6
68. I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You 6
69. Blue Lou 7
70. Come Rain or Come Shine 7
71. The Lady Is a Tramp 7
72. Sweet Lorraine 7
73. Dreamstreet 7
74. Mambo Gotham 7
75. Oklahoma Medl

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Esteemed American jazz pianist and composer Erroll Garner, known for his early swing playing, his ballads - his best-known composition, 'Misty', has become a jazz standard - and later his experimentations, particularly his re-interpretations of musical theatre scores, was, in the words of Allmusic. Com's Scott Yarrow; "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and, "a brilliant virtuoso. " Garner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the height of his career in 1960. Born in 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to an African-American family, the infant was a twin with brother Ernest. Erroll began learning piano at the age of three, while his elder siblings were taught by one Miss Bowman, and from an early age Erroll would sit and play anything she had demonstrated, He attended George Westinghouse High School, as did fellow pianists Billy Strayhorn and Ahmad Jamal. Garner was self-taught and remained an "ear player" all his life - he never learned to read music. At the age of seven, he began appearing on radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh with a group called the Candy Kids, and by 11, he was playing on the Allegheny riverboats. At age 14 in 1937, he formed a duo with local saxophonist Leroy Brown. This collection brings together eight original albums from the more contemporary period in the career of Erroll Garner, recorded between 1955 and 1961 for the Columbia Records label. An era which, according to fans and critics alike, witnessed much of his most interesting work, this set functions as an ideal starting point for those new to Garner's music, and a welcome reminder of the man's genius for the already well versed.
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