Ready Take One / Erroll Garner
Piano - ERROLL GARNER
1 - High wire 2 - I want to be happy 3 - I'm confessin' (that i love you) 4 - Sunny 5 - Wild music 6 - Caravan 7 - Back to you 8 - Night and day 9 - Chase me 10 - Satin doll 11 - Latin digs 12 - Stella by starlight 13 - Down wylie avenue 14 - Misty
Erroll Garner was one of the great American Jazz pianists of the 20th century, yet very few know his name or his music. Ready Take One is the first completely new Garner studio album in nearly 25 years. As never before, listeners are treated to a rare peek behind the studio doors, with revealing conversation between Garner, his quartet, and longtime manager/producer Martha Glaser included between many of the songs. As pianist/producer Geri Allen writes, "a kind of fifth member of the band, Glaser would support Erroll Garner in the moment of the creative act", as evidenced by the title of the album, a direct reference to Glaser's steady refrain of, "Ready, take one". Ready Take One features six never before released original Garner compositions, including the infectious "Wild Music" and beautiful ballad, "Back To You". Recorded during a prolific five-year period beginning in 1967, all 14 songs on Ready Take One are previously unreleased, having only recently been discovered after nearly 50 years.