Thursday, 1 December 2011

Erroll Garner

From the mighty wiki:

Erroll Louis Garner (June 15, 1923 – January 2, 1977) was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. calls him "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and a "brilliant virtuoso"

I came to know his work from "All The Things You Are" Then I started shuffling his work, and found it VERY hard to pick a favorite :) However, first meetups make the biggest impression!

What I like about his pieces is how smooth they go, as if Jazz takes a pause at his doorstep and a flow of words in a very laid back relaxed conversation start.

I leave you with Laura, a random pick

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