Jazziz - 2/95, p.93
"...Garner bops, grunts, and groans, and seems never to lose sight of the melody--even in his extensive improvisations. This music is a classic and important textbook reclaimed..."
2 LPs on 1 CD: THAT's MY KICK (1967)/GEMINI (1972).
Includes liner notes by Donald Elfman and Martha Glaser.
Digitally remastered by Allan Tucker and Ned Prout.
THAT'S MY KICK:
Personnel: Erroll Garner (piano); Wally Richardson, Art Ryerson (guitar); Milt Hinton (bass); Herbert Lovelle, George Jenkins (drums); Jose Mangual, Johnny Pacheco (congas).
Personnel: Erroll Garner (piano, harpsichord); Ernest McCarty Jr. (bass); Jose Mangual (congas); Jimmie Smith (percussion).
This CD from Telarchive (a subsidiary of Telarc) reissues the complete content of two later Errol Garner LPs: That's My Kick and Gemini. The great pianist was still in prime form and, although his sidemen are fine in support (Wally Richardson is on guitar on the first date and the congas of Jose Mangual add a Latin flavor to the music to both sessions), Garner totally dominates the music as usual. He contributed eight of the 19 compositions and his wit is only exceeded by his creativity. ~ Scott Yanow