Errol Garner was a piano virtuoso with a brilliant, unique style. Without knowing how to read music, Garner left his distinct mark on swing, bop and jazz. This collection showcases the Errol Garner magic at its best in a variety of tempos including the title tune and the classics, "Mood Indigo", "I Get A Kick Out Of You".
1.Loot to Boot
2.White Rose Bounce
3.Bounce With Me
5.What Is This Thing Called Love?
6.Baby Won't You Please Come Home
8.All The Things You Are
9.I Get a Kick Out of You
12.Somebody Loves Me
Erroll Garner was a whimsical, rambunctious improviser and a merry master of melodic mutation. Every tune that fell into his clutches found itself undergoing perpetual reinvention as its tropes rode above the clouds on Garner's private harmonic gyroscope or halted, tiptoed back and darted forward, pleasantly entangled in his silly putty sensibilities. Yet at no point did Garner ever stray very far from the basic structure of the song; he was and still is among the most accessible of all jazz pianists. Bouncin' with Me is an Erroll Garner sampler that focuses mainly on what could be termed his Bounce Methodology. This involves a chunky approach to rhythm that is friendly, funny and invigorating. Three of the twelve titles contain the word "Bounce" with good reason; indeed Garner's Bounce Dynamic is present throughout the collection, even surreptitiously as a propulsive tendency during the slower, more gradually spooled "Mood Indigo" and "Sweet Lorraine." Bouncin' with Me is packaged without any discographical information or what used to be called "liner notes". The CD "booklet" contains only advertisements. ~ arwulf arwulf