Erroll Garner Complete Savoy Master Takes (2-CD)

Complete Savoy Master Takes (2-CD)
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  SVJ 17025
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Savoy Jazz

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $1.291.Laura
  • Buy for $1.292.Star Dust
  • Buy for $1.293.Somebody Loves Me
  • Buy for $1.294.Indiana, (Back Home Again In)
  • Buy for $1.295.I Surrender, Dear
  • Buy for $1.296.I Only Have Eyes For You
  • Buy for $1.297.Stompin' At The Savoy
  • Buy for $1.298.I Cover The Waterfront
  • Buy for $1.299.It's Easy To Remember
  • Buy for $1.2910.Penthouse Serenade
  • Buy for $1.2911.Love Walked In
  • Buy for $1.2912.September Song
  • Buy for $1.2913.Body And Soul
  • Buy for $1.2914.All The Things You Are
  • Buy for $1.2915.Ghost Of A Chance (With You), (I Don't Stand) A
  • Buy for $1.2916.Yesterdays
  • Buy for $1.2917.Goodbye
  • Buy for $1.2918.I'm In The Mood For Love
  • Buy for $1.2919.I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
  • Buy for $1.2920.More Than You Know

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $1.291.Undecided
  • Buy for $1.292.Red Sails In The Sunset
  • Buy for $1.293.All Of Me
  • Buy for $1.294.Over The Rainbow
  • Buy for $1.295.A Cottage For Sale
  • Buy for $1.296.This Can't Be Love
  • Buy for $1.297.The Man I Love
  • Buy for $1.298.Moonglow
  • Buy for $1.299.I Want A Little Girl
  • Buy for $1.2910.She's Funny That Way
  • Buy for $1.2911.Until The Real Thing Comes Along
  • Buy for $1.2912.Confessin' (That I Love You), (I'm)
  • Buy for $1.2913.Stormy Weather
  • Buy for $1.2914.On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Buy for $1.2915.Rosalie
  • Buy for $1.2916.Everything Happens To Me
  • Buy for $1.2917.A Stairway To The Stars
  • Buy for $1.2918.Play, Fiddle, Play
  • Buy for $1.2919.Dark Eyes
  • Buy for $1.2920.Laff, Slam, Laff
  • Buy for $1.2921.Jumpin' At The Deuces

Product Description:

THE SAVOY MASTER TAKES contains tracks recorded for Savoy between 1945 and 1949.
Personnel includes: Erroll Garner (piano); Mike Bryan (guitar); John Levy, John Simmons, Slam Stewart (bass); George De Hart, Alvin Stoller, Harold "Doc" West (drums).
Compilation Producers: Orrin Keepnews, Steve Backer.
Includes liner notes by Dick Katz.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This two-disc set collects Erroll Garner's Savoy label recordings, all of which were made quite early in his career. A pianist of stunning technique and appeal, Garner had a distinctive style involving bold left-hand chordings and lush, behind-the-beat, right-hand melodies. His playing is full of orchestral color, yet always swings. These sessions show Garner's style fully developed even on his earliest studio dates. The earliest, in fact, finds the pianist playing with Slam Stewart's Quartet, aided by Stewart's bass, drummer Harold West, and guitarist Mike Bryan (it is rare to hear Garner interacting with a guitarist).
The rest of the set spotlights Garner in his oft-used trio format, peeling off highly polished treatments of show tunes and popular songs. Urbane, harmonically advanced readings of old standbys from the American songbook was one of Garner's specialties, and THE COMPLETE SAVOY MASTER TAKES features Johnny Mercer's "Laura," Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust," and Fields-McHugh's "I'm in the Mood for Love," among others. "Misty," Garner's signature composition, is not included here, but Garner's original artistry and exuberant delivery elsewhere makes up for the absence. Restored sound and an informative booklet make this sampler of Garner's early work a treasure.

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  • Sales Rank: 32,536
  • UPC: 795041702524
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