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Errol Garner


I had another great musical find in a junk store today. I found an Errol Garner casette tape for only a dollar. On this recording, he covers a lot of classic standards like Stormy Weather, Moonglow, and This Can't Be Love. This is great listening from a piano master!

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Ms. PatComment by Ms. Pat - December 16, 2006, 9:27 pm
Is he still living? Was one of my favorites.
Ms. Pat
ayenowitallComment by ayenowitall - December 17, 2006, 8:39 am
Hello Ms. Pat,
Erroll Garner died in January of 1977 at the age of 55. I've read that he was completely self-taught and never learned to read music. I have no musical talent myself, but I've always appreciated his work along with other piano greats like Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, and Thelonious Monk. It's very heartening to know that there are other LP members who appreciate this type of music.
Good luck, aye'
Rick GComment by Rick G - December 17, 2006, 11:16 am

I also like that kind of music. Our local NPB station plays it all the time and my car radio is permanently set to that channel.
A few months ago I heard a phenomenal piano rendition of "Summertime". Unfortunately I missed the artist's name. It was about five minutes long and was kind of 'bluesy'. If that rings a bell to you, let me know. Thanks.
ayenowitallComment by ayenowitall - December 18, 2006, 6:34 am
Rick, That's a song that has probably been done quite a few times over the years by numerous pianists. You might try doing a search online and sifting through the results to see what might be the most likely recording.

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