Erroll Garner (p), Eddie Calhoun, Kelly Martin, Wyatt Ruther (b), Denzil Best, Eugene Heard (d)
This CD has been replaced by its recent reissue as part of the Essential Jazz Classics label. Reference #EJC55499
One of the biggest selling jazz albums of all time. This release -released here with its instantly recognizable original cover- includes the complete classic album that was recorded in a former church on the coastline at Carmel, California.
As bonus it's another complete live performance from 1963 and the original 1954 "Misty" as bonus tracks. All in splendid sound quality with new and careful 20-bit remastering.
01. I'll Remember April
02. Teach Me Tonight
03. Mambo Carmel
04. Autumn Leaves
05. It's All Right With Me
06. Red Top
07. April In Paris
08. They Can't Take That Away From Me
09. How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me?
10. Where Or When
11. Erroll's Theme
12. The Way You Look Tonight (*) Bonus Track
13. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe (*) Bonus Track
14. Sweet And Lovely (*) Bonus Track
15. Mack The Knife (*) Bonus Track
16. Lover Come Back (*) Bonus Track
17. Misty (*) Bonus Track
18. Dancing Tambourine (*) Bonus Track
19. Thanks For The Memory (*) Bonus Track
20. Misty (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 78:00 min.
Tracks #1-11 from "Concert by the Sea" (Columbia LP C-883). Personnel: Erroll Garner (p), Eddie Calhoun (b) and Denzil Best (d). Recorded in Carmel, California, on September 19, 1955.
Tracks #12-19 recorded live at the World's Fair, Seattle, August 20-25, 1963, with Eddie Calhoun (b) and Kelly Martin (d).
Track #20 taken from the original "Erroll Garner Playst Misty" album (Mercury MG-20662). Personnel: Erroll Garner (p), Wyatt Ruther (b) and Eugene Heard (d). Recorded in Chicago, on July 27, 1954.
"Concert by the Sea was arguably the finest record pianist Erroll Garner ever made, and he made many -- a few outstanding -- good recordings. But this live recording (September 19, 1955) with his trio (Eddie Calhoun, bass; Denzil Best, drums) presented a typical Garner program; it was a mixture of originals, show biz, and pop standards delivered with his unique delivery and enthusiasm. The rhythms and brilliant use of tension and release were perfectly captured. And while for many jazz listeners, Garner's deliberate structures were too orchestrated, there was an equal spontaneity in the propulsion of these orchestrations that swung as well as anything."
Bob Rusch -All Music guide