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Erroll Garner - The Classic Trio Recordings 1949

Erroll Garner - The Classic Trio Recordings 1949

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Erroll Garner was one of the most distinctive jazz piano stylists of the post-war era, his approach transcending the emerging sub-genres of modern jazz, although his music was rooted in swing and he was a noted performer of ballads, his performances characterised by elaborate and eccentric introductions, often described as being almost orchestral in style.

He was especially effective working in a trio format, playing with a variety of combinations of bass players and drummers over the years, and this great-value 50-track collection focuses on a series of six sessions he recorded during 1949 for the Savoy, Atlantic, Portrait and 3 Deuces labels, with two different trio line-ups. One comprised John Simmons on bass and Alvin Stoller on drums, and the other featured Leonard Gaskin on bass and Charlie Smith on drums.

The repertoire primarily comprises familiar Great American Songbook classics much-loved by the jazz community, and it makes for a very satisfying body of work which captures the great virtuoso pianist in fine flowing form in a favoured metier in which at that time he clearly felt particularly comfortable. It’s an entertaining showcase for his unique piano styling.


REVIEWS

“Although only 5' 2" in stature, Garner certainly qualifies as a giant of jazz and these recordings from a particularly prolific year give 50 reasons why. The liner essay analyses his piano technique in some detail and is interesting to read with various reflections on his influences and his development. For a self-taught child prodigy who never learnt to read music, he obviously had an extraordinary ear and became one of those jazz names who cross over to recognition form the wider music loving public. A very satisfying collection which lives up to its billing, classic indeed.”  –  Gerry Stonestreet (In Tune Issue 342)

“With almost 150 minutes of music, detailed discographical information and sleeve notes that offer biographical details about all five musicians and a discussion of Garner’s playing style, this is certainly a value-for-money package”  –  Bruce Lindsay (Jazz Journal Summer 2020)

“Erroll Garner was one of the most distinctive jazz piano stylists of the post-war era, his approach transcending the emerging sub-genres of Modern Jazz. This great value 50 track, double CD collection is an entertaining showcase for his unique piano styling.”  –  Pete Lay (Just Jazz Issue 268)


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 I Surrender Dear The Erroll Garner Trio
2 I Only Have Eyes For You The Erroll Garner Trio
3 Stompin' At The Savoy The Erroll Garner Trio
4 I Cover The Waterfront The Erroll Garner Trio
5 Penthouse Serenade The Erroll Garner Trio
6 Love Walked In The Erroll Garner Trio
7 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me The Erroll Garner Trio
8 Ghost Of A Chance The Erroll Garner Trio
9 All Of Me The Erroll Garner Trio
10 A Cottage For Sale The Erroll Garner Trio
11 I'm In The Mood For Love The Erroll Garner Trio
12 September Song The Erroll Garner Trio
13 Body And Soul The Erroll Garner Trio
14 It's Easy To Remember The Erroll Garner Trio
15 All The Things You Are The Erroll Garner Trio
16 Goodbye The Erroll Garner Trio
17 Undecided The Erroll Garner Trio
18 Red Sails In The Sunset The Erroll Garner Trio
19 More Than You Know The Erroll Garner Trio
20 Over The Rainbow The Erroll Garner Trio
21 I'm Confessin' The Erroll Garner Trio
22 Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time) The Erroll Garner Trio
23 The Man I Love The Erroll Garner Trio
24 Until The Real Thing Comes Along The Erroll Garner Trio
25 Moonglow The Erroll Garner Trio
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 I Want A Little Girl The Erroll Garner Trio
2 This Can't Be Love The Erroll Garner Trio
3 She's Funny That Way The Erroll Garner Trio
4 Flamingo The Erroll Garner Trio
5 Twilight The Erroll Garner Trio
6 Turquoise The Erroll Garner Trio
7 The Way You Look Tonight The Erroll Garner Trio
8 Reverie The Erroll Garner Trio
9 Impressions [Clair De Lune Improvisation] The Erroll Garner Trio
10 Skylark The Erroll Garner Trio
11 I Can't Give You Anything But Love The Erroll Garner Trio
12 Blue And Sentimental The Erroll Garner Trio
13 Pavanne [The Lamp Is Low] The Erroll Garner Trio
14 On The Sunny Side Of The Street The Erroll Garner Trio
15 Stairway To The Stars The Erroll Garner Trio
16 Rosalie The Erroll Garner Trio
17 Everything Happens To Me The Erroll Garner Trio
18 Through A Long And Sleepless Night The Erroll Garner Trio
19 What Is This Thing Called Love? The Erroll Garner Trio
20 Again The Erroll Garner Trio
21 Goodbye The Erroll Garner Trio
22 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart The Erroll Garner Trio
23 Jitterbug Waltz The Erroll Garner Trio
24 Deep Purple The Erroll Garner Trio
25 Scatterbrain The Erroll Garner Trio
  • Artist:
    Erroll Garner
  • EAN:
    08240463331263
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    April 2020
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3331
  • Weight:
    0.1kg