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Erroll Garner - Concert By The Sea album

Erroll Garner - Concert By The Sea album Performer: Erroll Garner
Title: Concert By The Sea
Style: Bop
Date of release: 1969
Country: US
Size MP3: 1221 mb
Size FLAC: 1679 mb
Rating: 4.3
Format: MP1 MPC MMF AU RA MP1 MPC

Concert by the Sea is a live album by pianist Erroll Garner that was released by Columbia in 1955. It sold over a million dollars' worth of retail copies by 1958, qualifying for gold record status by the definition of that time but has never been acknowledged as such by the RIAA.

The Concert by the Sea album, is being reissued with better audio quality and more material. Ms. Rosenberg initiated an archival effort, enlisting the ethnomusicologist Jocelyn Arem and Mr. Rosenthal, the producer. Over the last several years, working with a small team as the Erroll Garner Jazz Project, they sorted through the bounty, which includes Garner’s final performance, and a week’s worth of live recordings at the Village Gate in 1965. That the archive resides in Garner’s hometown, with a mission of outreach to its African-American community, is right in line with Ms. Glaser’s hopes. So is The Complete Concert by the Sea, which was assembled through considerable detective work, in the Sony vault in New York and at the Monterey Jazz Festival, where Garner was a frequent performer.

Post Concert Interview: Will Thornbury with Erroll Garner, Eddie Calhoun, Denzil DaCosta Best (Concert by the Sea). 36 Songs, 2 Hours 38 Minutes. Released: 18 Sep 2015. This Compilation (P) 2015. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment.

Erroll Garner became a jazz star even though he never learned to read music. He taught himself to play the piano and landed a gig on the radio at age 10. As an adult, Garner recorded the live album, Concert by the Sea, on one melodic night in a church in Carmel, California. SPELLMAN, National Endowment for the Arts: Here we have Concert by the Sea, a very popular record by Erroll Garner. Now Garner, Murray, is a musician who had never studied at all, in fact he never learned to read music, and yet he gets a lot of complex stuff going in his work

Erroll Garner's Concert by the Sea was a huge hit when it was released in 1956 and became one of the few jazz records that everyone seemed to own. One listen is all it takes to understand the wide appeal of this live date from the Sunset Center in Carmel, California. Garner, the happiest and most extroverted of pianists, works through a program of well-known standards with technical brilliance and dazzling wit in a tour-de-force of stride, boogie-woogie, ragtime, and pre-bop that was much more entertaining than it was cerebral. Fortunately the rest of the concert has been rediscovered, remastered, and released in a 3-CD set that also features the original album and extended interviews with the players. As dazzling as this concert was, for Garner it was a standard outing. At this point in his career he was at the top of his game, and he always did his best work in a live setting.

Concert by the Sea wasn’t really a jazz LP in the traditional sense. Instead, it was more of a smooth-jazz-pop crossover featuring pianist Erroll Garner’s lush, romantic treatments of American standards, such as April in Paris, Autumn Leaves and Where or When. Jazz fan or not, the album has broad appeal for anyone who gives it a listen. Interestingly, Garner was self-taught; he couldn’t read a lick of music. What he did have was an abundance of talent, and an ear for music that few possess. Concert by the Sea was a happy accident. Recorded live in a church in Carmel, California, in 1955, making an album was not part of the plan.

Tracklist

A1 I'll Remember April 4:00
A2 Teach Me Tonight 3:30
A3 Mambo Carmel 3:44
A4 Autumn Leaves 6:08
A5 It's All Right With Me 3:24
B1 Red Top 3:08
B2 April In Paris 4:45
B3 They Can't Take That Away From Me 4:00
B4 How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me 4:00
B5 Where Or When 3:00
B6 Erroll's Theme 0:46

Credits

  • Bass – Eddie Calhoun
  • Drums – Denzil Best

Notes

Recorded live in the Music Hall in Cleveland on March 27, 1950. Album first released 1956.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CL 883 Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 883 US 1956
CL 883, CL-883 Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia, Columbia CL 883, CL-883 US 1956
CL 883 Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea ‎(LP, Album, RE) Columbia CL 883 US 1963
SOPM 152 Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea ‎(LP, Album, Mono) CBS/Sony SOPM 152 Japan 1974
PC 9821 Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea ‎(LP, Album) Columbia PC 9821 US 1972

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 I'll Remember April
Written-By – D. Raye*, G. De Paul*, P. Johnson*
4:14
A2 Teach Me Tonight
Written-By – De Paul*, Cahn*
3:37
A3 Mambo Carmel
Written-By – Garner*
3:43
A4 Autumn Leaves
Written-By – Mercer*, Kosma*
6:27
A5 It's All Right With Me
Written-By – Porter*
3:21
B1 Red Top
Written-By – Kynard*, Hampton*
3:20
B2 April In Paris
Written-By – Harburg*, V. Duke*
4:47
B3 They Can't Take That Away From Me
Written-By – I. Gershwin - G. Gershwin*
4:08
B4 How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me
Written-By – T. Glenn*
3:59
B5 Where Or When
Written-By – Hart - Rodgers*
3:06
B6 Erroll's Theme
Written-By – Garner*
0:46

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – CBS Studios, New York
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Manufactured By – CBS Inc.

Credits

  • Bass – Eddie Calhoun
  • Drums – Denzil Best
  • Engineer – Larry Keyes
  • Liner Notes – Stanley Dance
  • Mastered By – Vlado Meller
  • Piano – Erroll Garner
  • Producer – Martha Glaser
  • Remastered By [Digital Master Prepared By] – Michael Brooks

Notes

Recorded September 19, 1955, Live in Carmel, California
Digitally Remastered Directly From The Original Analogue Tapes
Mastered at CBS Studio, New York
Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS Inc./51 W. 52 Street, New York
First released in 1956

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7464 40589 - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): AL 40589-IA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): BL 40589-IA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CL 883 Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CL 883 US 1956
CL 883, CL-883 Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia, Columbia CL 883, CL-883 US 1956
CL 883 Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea ‎(LP, Album, RE) Columbia CL 883 US 1963
SOPM 152 Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea ‎(LP, Album, Mono) CBS/Sony SOPM 152 Japan 1974
PC 9821 Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea ‎(LP, Album) Columbia PC 9821 US 1972