Label: CBS - ASF 1484 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop
Concert by the Sea is certainly one of the biggest albums in jazz history, selling overcopies in the first year after its release and turning into such a steady seller over the next few years, it reportedly brought Columbia Records a million dollars by -- a nice sum at any time but astronomical in the late '50s. It should've turned Erroll Garner into a full-fledged superstar and, in a way, it did, because it was a reliable catalog item and earned him plenty of fans, including Johnny Carsonwho frequently invited the pianist onto The Tonight Show.
Instead, Concert by the Sea turned into a pinnacle, with Garner and manager Martha Glaser sliding into contractual battles with Columbia that hampered his long-term growth. Glaser is the one who had the idea to turn the tapes of Garner 's September 19, concert at the Sunset School in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California into a full-fledged album, taking tapes that may have otherwise wound up as a bootleg and turning them over to Columbia.
Supported by bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Denzil BestGarner seems at home skipping and Autumn Leaves - Erroll Garner - Concert By The Sea through a collection of bop and big-band standards, tunes that offer showcases for his sly skill of remaining melodic even when departing from the melody.
Garner 's playing is so robust Autumn Leaves - Erroll Garner - Concert By The Sea easy to enjoy that his flashier flourishes, such Everybodys 1 - Gods Child - Everybody the cloistered chords that Your Life (Vocal Excursion) - Various - Abstract Latin Lounge III up "Caravan," almost seem camouflaged, but there are also subtler signatures, like how he slyly emphasizes staccato left-hand rhythms as much as the melody on "They Can't Take That Away from Me.
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