The JAZZ PIONEERS ROOM – ERROLL GARNER & FRIENDS


ERROLL GARNER – Jazz pianist, was born on June 15, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Garner was influenced by Fats Waller and was entirely self-taught. He spelled Art Tatum in the latter’s trio in 1945 and subsequently formed his own three-piece group, achieving commercial success with Concert by the Sea (1958), which has been credited as one of the best-selling albums in the history of jazz. Garner’s best-known composition is “Misty.” He died on January 2, 1977, in Los Angeles, California.

Garner, Tatum and Count Basie

Art Tatum , Erroll Garner and Count Basie

Errol Garner  with masters  Art Tatum with Boogie Woogie masters Meade Lux Lewis and  Daddy Ammons

Erroll Garner, Art Tatum with Boogie Woogie masters Meade Lux Lewis and Albert “Daddy” Ammons

Erroll  Garner 1

ERROLL GARNER with ART TATUM

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The JAZZ PIONEERS ROOM – ERROLL GARNER & FRIENDS

  1. Thanks for sharing! Indeed a name which, as far as I can see, tends to get forgotten a bit these days. I don’t know “Concert by the sea”, is it good (besides having been a commercial success)?

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s