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Concert by the Sea
     

Concert by the Sea

by Erroll Garner
 

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To paraphrase Chuck Berry: He never did learn to read or write music so well, but Erroll Garner could play the piano like ringing a bell. The fact that this musical autodidact couldn't make heads or tails out of a score didn't stop him from becoming one of the most effortlessly swinging pianists jazz has ever known, or from composing the world famous standard "Misty."

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To paraphrase Chuck Berry: He never did learn to read or write music so well, but Erroll Garner could play the piano like ringing a bell. The fact that this musical autodidact couldn't make heads or tails out of a score didn't stop him from becoming one of the most effortlessly swinging pianists jazz has ever known, or from composing the world famous standard "Misty." Garner wasn't precisely a bop musician, but his hybrid style is so singular that trying to categorize him is just a waste of time. On the bestselling CONCERT BY THE SEA, Garner displays all the tricks of the trade that made him so distinctive, including his effortless ability to twist a song's framework into dazzling pretzel-like contortions, a zesty rhythmic bounce that animates his every phrase, and his trademark guitar-like left hand chording. Not to forget -- as if anyone who's ever heard it could -- his trademark grunting, humming, and moaning that runs alongside his playing like a bemused commentator. "Misty" may be missing, but Garner's head-spinning transformations of such standards as "April in Paris" and "Autumn Leaves" more than make up for it

Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/2008
Label:
Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC:
5099745104222
catalogNumber:
451042

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