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Concert By The Sea [Live, Original recording remastered]

Erroll Garner Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (12 Mar 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B00002684W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,861 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I'll Remember April
2. Teach Me Tonight
3. Mambo Carmel
4. Autumn Leaves
5. It's All Right With Me
6. Red Top
7. April In Paris
8. They Can't Take That Away From Me
9. How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me
10. Where Or When
11. Errol's Theme

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
By Stephen Wright VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If I were asked to compile a list my all-time favourite albums this would be in the top five, and it wouldn't be a short list! Recorded almost a year to the day after I was born, it is difficult to put into words what this album means to me. My Dad had an old Telefunken radiogram and a limited number of albums to play, but even though my age was still in single figures, somehow I quickly became mesmerised by the truly unique Garner style. The first copy we had was on the Philips label, but it wasn't until many years later when I bought a replacement copy on CBS (Sony) that I realised that great lumps of the original recording had been edited out, so much so that on playing the replacement copy for the first time, I thought that extra tracks had been added, only to find that these were the original off-the-wall and rambling intro's that Garner is quite rightly famed for. I don't understand how or why they work, they just do!

About ten years ago I purchased the CD, and I am pleased to say that this album is still as thrilling a listen today as it was in my very early days of listening. This great man can go from melancholy to majestic in four bars, and make goosepimples come up on my arms and the hair on the back of my neck stand up barely a moment after his fingers have touched the keyboard.

Aside from this, generally speaking I don't like live albums, but this is the exception to the rule. Forget the slightly poor recording quality, (It is fifty plus years old after all!), the background interruptions and coughing from the audience plus Garner's own grunts and humming that accompany a great deal of the recording, this is one hell of an album and one that I can truly say that I would be lost without.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Garner at his best - a true genius 27 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I orginally just gave this CD a cursory listen, not expecting anything special, however I was blown away and just had to keep on listening and listening.
Garner had an unbeliveable talent, both for his instrument, and the art of performance. He uses an endless variety of styles that he seamlessly flits between mid solo, from puncuating staccato of individual notes to full on orchestral rolling chords. He is truely a showman of the highest order as well, constantly generating interest and drama in the music, and creating a huge sense of fun.
The recording quality is a bit dodgy, but this is quickly forgotten when listening. His other major album 'Contrasts' is also excellent, though not in quite the same league as this legendary concert.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Errol Garner's Jazz 16 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
Errol Garner is almost unique in Jazz history in the way that he created a new style of playing his instrument, the Piano, which made him very successful (for a Jazz artist) but hardly any other musicians have copied his style. In fact there is only one other Pianist that I know of that conciously learnt to play in the style of Errol Garner and that was Dudley Moore (and he did it very well). There are a number of reasons for this, which would take too long to explain in a short album review.

On this fabulous live album from September 1955 Garner is accompanied by Eddie Calhoun on bass and Denzil Best on Drums. As with all Garner recordings there are his inspired Piano introductions to tunes, that really give you absolutely no clue as to what is coming next, but when the tune starts it all seem entirely logical.

Garner was wholly self-taught, so how on earth he managed to play at the virtuoso standard required on say 'Red Top' or 'I'll Remember April' is truly amazing. The key to his playing is the left-hand which is squarely on the beat, and 4 to the bar on the uptempo numbers, almost like a strumming guitarist - think Freddie Green from the Basie Orchestra. His right hand lagged behind the beat, or phrased around the beat which creates the dramatic style you can hear so well on this album.

I'm less keen on his ballad playing, its a little too florid for my taste, but its still fabulous, just not as fabulous as his uptempo playing which is as exciting as almost anythingelse you can hear in the history of Jazz.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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This is a must have for any lover of Errol Garner, jazz piano or great popular music.
Here we have Garner swinging in his own inimitable style with a live audience and both loving every minute of it.
Classics such as "April in Paris", "Its all right with me" and "Teach me Tonight" are given the rolling, two handed piano treatment and demonstrate Garners ability to take good music and make it even better.
I defy anyone to listen to this CD and not end up tapping their feet, whistleing the tune and generally feeling that they have heard one of the greatest interpretors of popular music ever born.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Perfection by a Master - Garner 10 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
"Concert By The Sea" is a live album by Erroll Garner, and, is one of those albums you just keep playing and playing. At times, you forget that there's only 3 guys on stage - the sound swamps you! Garner (here)is a man at his peak, the subtleties and total control he delivers will astound. Those endearing little moans he utters as he (seemingly) surprises himself - as to where he takes it; wonderful! You know he'd never play the same set twice in the same way - an absolute joy! I think you get the idea that I like this very much. He lives inside every note, every nuance; a masterpiece! I'd hate to try and pick a favourite as they're all strong tracks, but listen to what he does with 'They Can't Take That Away From Me' & 'Autumn Leaves' & 'April In Paris', and the wonderful journey he takes you on in 'How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me' - indeed!

If you get the chance, do check it out. Though obviously different in style, I would put this session up there with greats like Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue', and Duke Ellington's 'Great Paris Concert'. Live Jazz at its very best!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon came to my rescue.
I have been looking for this CD. to replace a vinyl record I have of this Concert.I checked in the Amazon music library and there it was. Read more
Published 5 months ago by trubshaw
Five HUGE Stars! Should be in every definitive jazz collection. It was recorded as a bootleg that was confiscated by Erroll's manager that night in Carmel California. Read more
Published 5 months ago by RBSProds
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine musician and a great choice of jazz tunes
Erroll Garner is able through the medium of this CD to bring to life everyday songs in the jazz style. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Pebble Monkey
5.0 out of 5 stars The best live album ever !!
Sometimes you hear music that makes you gasp.Beethovens last string quartets. Garners concert by the sea.Language is inadequate to describe this kind of music. Just listen.
Published 17 months ago by brian 1
3.0 out of 5 stars Over rated
I remember buying a Garner single back in the 60s and loving the way he bounced joyously along with "You do something to me". Read more
Published 17 months ago by A. Friswell
5.0 out of 5 stars No one better
A must have for any lovers of good music. Erroll Garner is incomparable with anyone else on the keyboard and has and will always be an inspiration for musicians and listeners... Read more
Published 17 months ago by R. G. Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars Concert by the Sea
This is a lovely CD which makes for great background music. I never tire of listening to it. Erroll Garner is wonderful as always.
Published 24 months ago by nonebalone
5.0 out of 5 stars Know the place, just wish I'd been there!
Brilliant, no other word for it. No modern jazz piano player comes remotely close. Garner and Peterson were and still are, the tops.
Published on 10 Jun 2011 by Eric Oder
5.0 out of 5 stars THE ONE
If you only ever buy one jazz piano album in your life- buy this one. If you only want one jazz piano track in your miserable life, listen to "Autumn Leaves". I rest my case.
Published on 18 Aug 2010 by Bigears
5.0 out of 5 stars Erroll Garner,got it,at last !
I remember seeing this album reviewed in Downbeat magazine in the '60's.It got 5 stars then,and it still gets them now.I was fortunate enough to see Mr. Read more
Published on 26 April 2010 by P. A. Green
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