Symphony Hall Concert / Erroll Garner
Label: MACK AVENUE
Looking back to look forward is fundamental to most art forms, perhaps none so much as the profound art of jazz. On rare occasions, such hindsight can unearth entirely new aspects of the art and its creator, redefining a legacy for a future generation. Such is the case with the brilliant Erroll Garner. One of the most popular figures in jazz during his extraordinary career, Garner's legacy is undergoing a remarkable revival through the combined efforts of Octave Music's Erroll Garner Project (EGP) and its partnership with Mack Avenue Music Group. Together, they are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Garner's birth with an extraordinary three-release.. Erroll Garner (1921 - 1977) is considered one of the most original pianists in jazz history. He proved that it was possible to be an expert pianist without knowing how to read music, that a creative jazz musician could be very popular without watering down his music, and that it was possible to remain an enthusiastic musician without changing his style once it was formed. A brilliant virtuoso who sounded different than anyone else, especially in mid tempo pieces where Erroll Garner often played the beat with his left hand like a rhythm guitar while his right hand played chords slightly behind the beat, resulting in a memorable effect With his swinging trio he conquered the concert halls of the world. Some of the most played jazz standards come from the pen of Erroll Garner In celebration of the 100th anniversary, Mack Avenue presents previously unreleased recordings of the 1959 Boston Symphony Hall Concert Exclusive cover based on a poster from the Erroll Garner archive ** All music has been re-transferred from the original analog master tapes using the Plangent process.