Complete Savoy Master Takes

Complete Savoy Master Takes

by Erroll Garner
     
 

Does it get any better than this? The nearly two hours of music on this double CD set covers Erroll Garner's complete released output for Savoy from January 1945 -- where he was part of the Slam Stewart Quartet -- through the summer of 1949. All of it has been transferred off original acetate sources and very carefully CEDAR-ized toSee more details below

Overview

Does it get any better than this? The nearly two hours of music on this double CD set covers Erroll Garner's complete released output for Savoy from January 1945 -- where he was part of the Slam Stewart Quartet -- through the summer of 1949. All of it has been transferred off original acetate sources and very carefully CEDAR-ized to bring out the musical detail in preference to the noise inherent in the masters, and the result is one up-close-and-personal get-together between one's ears and his piano, with bassist John Simmons and drummers Alvin Stoller or Jesse Price providing the underlying beat. From his dazzling first recording of "Laura" through the quieter joys of "I Only Have Eyes for You" (the only rendition that ever eclipsed the Flamingos' more extroverted version as this writer's favorite, with its quietly ornate glory) to "Stormy Weather," the material here is priceless in its alternately serene and playful elegance, and also one of the best cases (if one were still needed) for digital audio and CD playback -- this music is all too quiet to be interfered with by the flaws in vinyl, to be fully appreciated. The annotation is also extremely thorough, and the entire set is a must-own piece for fans of the pianist, or the piano.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/1999
Label:
Savoy Jazz
UPC:
0795041702524
catalogNumber:
17025

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Laura
  2. Stardust
  3. Somebody Loves Me
  4. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
  5. I Surrender, Dear
  6. I Only Have Eyes for You
  7. Stompin' at the Savoy
  8. I Cover the Waterfront
  9. It's Easy to Remember
  10. Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
  11. Love Walked In
  12. September Song
  13. Body and Soul
  14. All the Things You Are
  15. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  16. Yesterdays
  17. Goodbye
  18. I'm in the Mood for Love
  19. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
  20. More Than You Know

Disc 2

  1. Undecided
  2. Red Sails in the Sunset
  3. All of Me
  4. Over the Rainbow
  5. A Cottage for Sale
  6. This Can't Be Love
  7. The Man I Love
  8. Moonglow
  9. I Want a Little Girl
  10. She's Funny That Way
  11. Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  12. (I'm) Confessin' (That I Love You)
  13. Stormy Weather
  14. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  15. Rosalie
  16. Everything Happens to Me
  17. Stairway to the Stars
  18. Play, Fiddle, Play
  19. Dark Eyes
  20. Laff, Slam, Laff
  21. Jumpin' at the Deuces

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Erroll Garner   Primary Artist,Bass,Piano
Mike Bryan   Guitar
George DeHart   Drums
Jesse Price   Drums
John Simmons   Bass
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Erroll Garner Trio   Track Performer
John Levy   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Slam Stewart   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Dick Katz   Liner Notes
Irving Mills   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Ralph Bass   Producer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Liner Notes
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Teddy Reig   Producer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Emery Deutsch   Composer
Isabelle Wong   Graphic Design
Tom Adair   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Arthur Altman   Composer
Murray Mencher   Composer
Doc Daugherty   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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