I have written MANY times about Erroll Garner in the past few months. First we talked about his Music on MusicMonday and then we talked a little more about his music and the wonderful book written by my friend Jim Doran in The Most Happy Piano. There is so much to talk about because Erroll’s discography is ENORMOUS and luckily most of it is available today, with quite a lot being available even for download on iTunes and amazon. There are also plenty of youtube videos where you can watch entire concerts, including this one from 1964:
But today, on what would have been Erroll’s 92nd birthday, I would like to share some never released recordings from his 1968 concert in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. I have uploaded “The Girl from Ipanema”, “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”, and “Satin Doll” to my souncloud account and you can listen to them for free if you follow this link:
The intro to “The Girl from Ipanema” is especially awesome!
I hope you enjoy them and listen to his recordings all day long! Long live Erroll Garner!