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Erroll Garner's Finest Hour

Erroll Garner

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Erroll Garner's Finest Hour contains tracks recorded by the pianist for Verve between 1945 and 1955, and truly does represent his best material for the imprint. This is where he developed his sublime melodic and harmonic improvisation technique. Cuts like "Embraceable You," with his fluid right hand dancing over the keys, or his nearly definitive reading of "Night and Day," and the shifty, rhythmic invention displayed on "Mambo Garner" are merely a few of the treats found on this wonderful side.

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ERROLL GARNER FINEST HOUR

HIS BEST ALBUM

Biography

Born: June 15, 1921 in Pittsburgh, PA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

One of the most distinctive of all pianists, Erroll Garner proved that it was possible to be a sophisticated player without knowing how to read music, that a creative jazz musician can be very popular without watering down his music, and that it is possible to remain an enthusiastic player without changing one's style once it is formed. A brilliant virtuoso who sounded unlike anyone else, on medium tempo pieces, Erroll Garner often stated the beat with his left hand like a rhythm guitar while his...
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