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Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner (Piano)

Born: 15th June 1921, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S

Died: 2nd January 1977, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Nationality: American

Artist's website: https://www.errollgarner.com/

Erroll Louis Garner was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His instrumental ballad "Misty", his best-known composition, has become a jazz standard. It was first recorded in 1956 with Mitch Miller and his orchestra, and played a prominent part in the 1971 motion picture Play Misty for Me.

Scott Yanow of Allmusic calls him "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and a "brilliant virtuoso". Garner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard.

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Classic Recordings, Erroll Garner - Concert by the Sea

Erroll Garner's Concert by the Sea is a hardy perennial that became one of the best selling jazz albums of all time. An expanded edition was issued in 2015, finally allowing us to savour in full that magical September evening in 1955 at the Sunset School, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

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