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Milestones Of A Jazz Legend

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Milestones Of A Jazz Legend
Milestones Of A Jazz Legend


Erroll Louis Garner (1921-1977) was one of the greatest and most popular pianists in jazz history. At three years of age, being the youngest of six very musical siblings, he was able to play everything by ear, that the family's piano teacher presented to him. Reading sheet music, on the other hand, was of no interest to Garner, who had a phenomenal musical memory. When asked about this, he once said: "You can't hear me reading."

Garner belongs to a line of pianists in jazz history who, with their virtuosity and musicality, were able to conquer a worldwide audience, that reached far beyond the specialist circles, among them were also Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson.

Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a city with a rich piano tradition with talents like Billy Strayhorn and Ahmad Jamal, he soon became a local child star and began performing on the radio. In 1944 he moved to New York and made his first recordings with Slam Stewart, Don Byas and Charlie Parker. At this time he also made his first solo recordings, which were released under the title 'Overture to Dawn'. With his album 'Concert By The Sea', which was recorded in 1955, he finally reached an audience of millions. He made recordings in quick succession with his trios and as a soloist, and a rich selection of his most successful works is collected here. The orchestral album 'Other Voices' being a rare exception.

After his death at the age of 55, interest in Garner's music faded. Only his most famous composition 'Misty' became a jazz standard. From the 1970s onwards, pianists such as Herbie Hancock, Cecil Taylor and Keith Jarrett dominated the scene. The Jamaican Monty Alexander was the only one carrying on the swinging legacy of Peterson and Garner. In the last years of her life, the extraordinary pianist Geri Allen (1957-2017) campaigned for Garner's musical legacy, and several of Garner's records have since been re-released. With her student Christian Sands (born in 1989), a musician is currently in the center of worldwide attention, who fills this important tradition of the mainstream jazz piano virtuoso with new life and new impulses.


  1. Name
  2. Teach Me Tonight
  3. Mambo Carmel
  4. Autumn Leaves
  5. It's All Right With Me
  6. Red Top
  7. April in Paris
  8. They Can't Take That Away from Me
  9. How Could You do a Thing Like That to Me
  10. Where or When
  11. Erroll's Theme
  12. Misty
  13. Exactly Like You
  14. You Are My Sunshine
  15. What Is This Thing Called Love
  16. Frantonality
  17. Again
  18. Where Or When
  19. Love In Bloom
  20. Through A Long And Sleepless Night
  21. That Old Feeling
  22. Indiana
  23. Love Walked In
  24. Body And Soul
  25. Penthouse Serenade
  26. Stompin' At The Savoy
  27. Stardust
  28. More Than You Know
  29. Over The Rainbow
  30. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  31. No More Time
  32. I Surrender, Dear
  33. If I Had You
  34. Don't Take Your Love From Me
  35. Soliloquy
  36. Mambo Garner
  37. Night And Day
  38. Mambo Blues
  39. That Old Black Magic
  40. Cherokee
  41. Russian Lullaby
  42. Begin The Beguine
  43. Mambo Nights
  44. Sweet Sue
  45. Undecided
  46. Red Sails In The Sunset
  47. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
  48. Stompin' At The Savoy
  49. I Only Have Eyes For You
  50. September Song
  51. Yesterdays
  52. All The Things You Are
  53. I'll Never Smile Again
  54. Then You've Never Been Blue
  55. It's The Talk Of The Town
  56. Solitaire
  57. A Cottage For Sale
  58. That Old Feeling
  59. Over The Rainbow
  60. The Way You Look Tonight
  61. Turquoise
  62. Pavanne
  63. Impressions
  64. Confessin'
  65. I May Be Wrong
  66. Skylark
  67. Summertime
  68. Flamingo
  69. Reverie
  70. Blue And Sentimental
  71. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  72. Girl Of My Dreams
  73. But Not For Me
  74. Passing Through
  75. Time On My Hands
  76. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  77. Full Moon And Empty Arms
  78. Mambo 207
  79. The Way Back Blues
  80. Ol' Man River
  81. Moonglow
  82. Sophisticated Lady
  83. Robbins Nest
  84. Creme De Menthe
  85. Humoresque
  86. How High The Moon
  87. Fancy
  88. Groovy-Day
  89. The Man I Love
  90. Afternoon Of An Elf
  91. Don't Be That Way
  92. St. James Infimary
  93. A Smooth One
  94. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
  95. All My Loves Are You
  96. Fandango
  97. You Are My Sunshine
  98. I've Got the World on a String
  99. 7-11 Jump
  100. Part Time Blues
  101. Rosalie
  102. In a Mellow Tone
  103. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  104. (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings
  105. There's a Small Hotel
  106. Misty
  107. I've Got to Be a Rug Cutter
  108. Misty
  109. The Very Thought Of You
  110. It Might As Well Be Spring
  111. Dreamy
  112. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  113. Moment's Delight
  114. On The Street Where You Live
  115. Other Voices
  116. This Is Always
  117. Solitaire
  118. The Song From Moulin Rouge
  119. I Love Paris
  120. French Doll
  121. Don't Look For Me
  122. Louise
  123. Farewell To Paris
  124. Left Bank Swing
  125. Côte D'Azur
  126. Autumn Mood
  127. Erroll's Concerto
  128. Floating On A Cloud
  129. I Surrender, Dear
  130. La Vie En Rose
  131. Paris Midnight
  132. The French Touch
  133. Paris Bounce
  134. Paris Blues
  135. My Man
  136. La Petite Mambo
  137. The Last Time I Saw Paris
  138. When Paris Cries
  139. Moroccan Quarter
  140. I Hear A Rhapsody
  141. You Were Born To Be Kissed
  142. Overture To Dawn
  143. Just One Of Those Things
  144. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  145. Blue Lou
  146. Come Rain Or Come Shine
  147. The Lady Is A Tramp
  148. When You're Smiling
  149. Sweet Lorraine
  150. Dreamstreet
  151. Mambo Gotham
  152. Oklahoma! Medley: Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'/People Will Say We're In Love&/Surrey Withh The Fringe On Top

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