One of Erroll Garner
's best-selling albums ever – a famous live date recorded in the mid 50s – and a record that's as important to his catalog as the classic Misty! Garner
's playing before an apparently large audience, but the recording quality is still nice and clear – a strong focus on his amazing work on the keys of the piano – filled with rhythmic invention at every turn, in a way that can only be described as Garner
-esque, and which still leaves us breathless after all these years. Despite the oft-heard power of the record, it's still a great one – worthy of discovery even if it wasn't a hit. Rhythm is by Eddie Calhoun on bass and Denzil Best on drums – on tracks that include "Teach Me Tonight", "I'll Remember April", "Autumn Leaves", "Red Top", "April In Paris", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Erroll
's Theme", and "Where Or When". CD also features another bonus live date – a 1963 performance at the Seattle World's Fair, with Calhoun on bass and Kelly Martin on drums – equally well-recorded, on titles that include "Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe", "Sweet & Lovely", "Mack The Knife", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Dancing Tambourine", and "Thanks For The Memory". CD also features one more bonus track – a 1954 recording of "Misty" with Wyatt Ruther on bass and Eugene Heard on drums.
(Out of print.)