Feeling is Believing (Octave Remastered Series) Erroll Garner

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Label: Mack Avenue Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Hard Bop

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  • 1For Once in My Life (Remastered 2020)03:25
  • 2Yesterday (Remastered 2020)03:07
  • 3The Look of Love (Remastered 2020)02:42
  • 4You Turned Me Around (Remastered 2020)08:03
  • 5Mood Island (Remastered 2020)04:38
  • 6Spinning Wheel (Remastered 2020)03:29
  • 7The Loving Touch (Remastered 2020)05:41
  • 8Strangers in the Night (Remastered 2020)03:45
  • 9Feeling is Believing (Remastered 2020)02:41
  • 10Paisley Eyes (Remastered 2020)03:00
  • 11Not So Fast (Remastered 2020)03:45
  • Total Runtime44:16

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Recorded at the tail end of 1969 with a cast of new collaborators, this album is a prime showcase of Erroll Garner’s two greatest strengths: his ability to completely reinvent well known songs, and his endlessly creative facility as a composer of original music. From his sultry “The Loving Touch” to the Afrofuturistic “Mood Island,” Garner’s originality again proves boundless.

Erroll Garner, piano
Wally Richardson, guitar
George Duvivier, bass
Gerald Jemmott, bass
Charles Persip, drums
Jimmie Smith, drums
Joe Cocuzzo, drums
Jose Mangual, congas

Produced by Martha Glaser

Digitally remastered

Erroll Garner
is one of the most distinctive pianists of the jazz genre. Other than Thelonious Monk, no one is more identifiable or harder to imitate. A self-taught virtuoso, Garner devised a solo style that eliminated rhythm accompaniment. His hands worked totally independent of each other. With block chords he set the rhythmic tempo in his left hand, and with his right, he embellished on the tune, taking liberties with melody and time, often lagging behind the beat. Some jazz purists dismissed him because he maintained his style throughout his career and enjoyed popularity unknown to most jazz artists. But Garner’s interpretive abilities and technical superiority cannot be denied.

He made frequent TV appearances, toured five continents, fronted major symphony orchestras, and composed film scores. His compositions were for jazz piano, but in 1962, when Johnny Burke added lyrics to “Misty,” Garner’s 1954 tune soared in popularity and entered the jazz standard repertoire.

Garner began his professional career at seven, playing with the Candy Kids, and at 16 he joined the Leroy Brown band. In 1944-45 he played in a trio with bassist Slam Stewart and guitarist Tiny Grimes before setting off on his solo career.

During the ‘60s Garner established his own record label. These LP’s have been reissued on CD by Telarc and reveal Garner’s sense of humor. The title cut of That’s My Kick is a new composition based on the changes of “I Get a Kick Out of You”; the lounge set song, “More,” is remade into a burner; and Garner makes “Tea for Two” fresh, playing with the time against bongo accompaniment, and alternating between piano and harpsichord. Still, Concert By The Sea (1955) is the epitome of his artistry.

His older brother Linton, who died in 2003, was also an accomplished pianist, based in Vancouver, B.C. (Sandra Burlingame)

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