Errol Garner: The Complete Savoy Master Takes
 
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Errol Garner: The Complete Savoy Master Takes

July 1, 2009

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  Song Title Artist
Time
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1
Laura Erroll Garner
2:44
2
Star Dust Errol Garner
2:45
3
Somebody Loves Me Erroll Garner
2:43
4
(Back Home Again In) Indiana Erroll Garner
2:34
5
I Surrender, Dear Errol Garner
3:02
6
I Only Have Eyes For You Errol Garner
2:58
7
Stompin' At The Savoy Errol Garner
3:07
8
I Cover The Waterfront Errol Garner
3:02
9
It's Easy To Remember Errol Garner
2:42
10
Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone) Erroll Garner
3:00
11
Love Walked In Erroll Garner
2:59
12
September Song Errol Garner
3:04
13
Body And Soul Erroll Garner
2:58
14
All The Things You Are Erroll Garner
2:58
15
(I Don't Stand ) A Ghost Of A Chance (With You) Errol Garner
2:41
16
Yesterdays Errol Garner
3:04
17
Goodbye Errol Garner
2:55
18
I'm In The Mood For Love Errol Garner
2:55
19
I Can't Believe That Your In Love With Me Errol Garner
2:36
20
More Than You Know Erroll Garner
2:45
Disc 2
1
Undecided Erroll Garner
2:41
2
Red Sails In the Sunset Errol Garner
2:41
3
All Of Me Erroll Garner
2:48
4
Over The Rainbow Errol Garner
3:00
5
A Cottage For Sale Errol Garner
2:57
6
This Can't Be Love Erroll Garner
2:18
7
The Man I Love Errol Garner
2:37
8
Moonglow Erroll Garner
2:35
9
I Want A Little Girl Erroll Garner
2:45
10
She's Funny That Way Errol Garner
2:29
11
Until The Real Thing Comes Along Errol Garner
2:50
12
(I'm) Confessin' (That I Love You) Erroll Garner
2:59
13
Stormy Weather Erroll Garner
3:07
14
On The Sunny Side Of Tthe Street Erroll Garner
2:48
15
Rosalie Errol Garner
3:03
16
Everything Happens to Me Errol Garner
3:04
17
A Stairway To The Stars Errol Garner
2:50
18
Play, Fiddle, Play Errol Garner
2:46
19
Dark Eyes Errol Garner
2:58
20
Laff, Slam Laff Errol Garner
2:56
21
Jumpin' At The Deuces Errol Garner
2:53


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 1, 2009
  • Release Date: July 1, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 SLG, LLC
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  • Total Length: 1:56:37
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  • ASIN: B002EANZAG
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,617 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB PERFORMANCE FROM YOUNG ERROLL GARNER! March 21, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This Savoy Master Takes collection(1945-1949) represents one of the best periods in Garner's career. His "signature" was already in place at that time (You cannot say that of many jazz pianist, since it takes a lot of years when their music is clearly identified).
Most songs at that time were limited to three minutes maximum (Due to the 78 RPM recordings). Erroll demonstrated-under this time restriction- to provide outstanding improvisation ("The Man I Love") as well as swing ("Indiana", "Undecided", Stompi'n at the Savoy", just to name a few examples).
It seems to this writer that Erroll was "carrying" those melodies so smoothly that it was very delighted to listened to them-over and over.
In general, it's worth adding this Savoy set (Two discs) to your collection, regardless of the the out of tune piano in a few of the songs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Blast from the Past May 11, 2010
Format:MP3 Music
I bought this album because of an Amazon Jazz sampler - the song was specifically September Song, to be precise. Yes, it is quite out of tune, but after a couple of listens I realized I was being introduced to a master.

Few songs bring tears to my eyes but September Song did. The obviously dysfunctional piano in a strange way added a poignance to the melody - it reminded me of the old piano at my grandfather's house that could only be coaxed to impart a melody by those who truly loved music.

Each piece here has a special touch, and each is short enough that I go back and play them over again and over again. It's wonderful listening for a rainy afternoon. Beautiful interpretations by one of the greats. If you love older music, you won't regret spending for this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This album was mostly recorded in 1949 with four tracks in 1945. It is a perfect segue from a collection of Garner's earliest recordings titled The Best of Erroll Garner from 1944 to 1947 (Deluxe Edition). In fact if you also follow this album by Essential Jazz Masters '56 you will have a rough chronological framework to hear his personal evolution. Not necessarily his style, but in his choice of material. His style was pretty much fully mature very early in his career.

What I love is that the sound quality is more than acceptable on most of the tracks. That, alone, is quite a feat considering the state of recording technology during Garner's Savoy period. Do be aware that this will probably not please an audiophile, so if you are expecting pristine and processed sound you are going to be disappointed. What you can expect is some excellent music.

Fortunately this page has sound samples, so listen to those first. They will provide you with ample information about the music and sound quality in a few short seconds per track.

For my fellow jazz geeks and hard core Garner fans I have tracked down session information. Some of the sources I checked were vague of ambiguious, which I have noted where appropriate.

DISC ONE
Tracks 1 through 4 were recorded in NYC on September 25, 1945. Erroll is backed by John Levy on bass and George De Hart on drums. The remaining tracks on this disc were recorded in Los Angeles on March 29, 1949 with John Simmons on bass and Alvin Stoller on drums.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent January 16, 2004
Format:Audio CD
the only downfall is that the booklet does not list full sessionographical/discographical information. if someone could post that info here (or which book it would be in) I'd appreciate it...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Busy later May 1, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Wonderful CD. Very clear and what was promised. Clear and also just what was published in the sample songs on the disks.
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