Personnel: Erroll Garner (piano); Kelly Martin (drums).
Recording information: New York, NY (12/18/1959/08/25/1962); World's Fair, Seattle, WA (12/18/1959/08/25/1962).
Director: Gary Reider.
Two of pianist Erroll Garner's albums for his Octave label have been reissued on full on this single CD from Telarc. Backed by bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin, Garner is heard stretching out in the studios and playing in concert at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Among the most consistent of jazzmen, Garner typically romps through a variety of standards plus his own "Misty," "Dreamstreet," "Mambo Gotham" and a medley of songs from the play Oklahoma. Other highlights of the spirited set include "Just One of Those Things," "Blue Lou," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Mack the Knife." ~ Scott Yanow