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Erroll Garner’s “Concert By the Sea” as 3-CD Box by Sony Legacy

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Don't recall ever being disappointed by any Garner recording, as long as the man himself was left unemcumbered. For example, I recall rather hesitantly picking up an early ‘60s MGM Garner album of movie themes "A Night at the Movies” and being knocked out by Garner’s exceptional by his own standards zest and inventiveness.

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So Martha Glaser () is gone and a more reasonable person is now in charge? About time.

Agreed. If so could this open the floodgates for more Garner? Mosaic boxes of the Columbia and Mercury studio sessions would be great.

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Wow. I've never been a huge fan of this album. . . I'm strangely uninterested in this new reissue, but I'll be eager to read impressions.

Same here. I've never really understood the attention that this record gets relative to other recordings by Erroll Garner, but maybe this reissue will do it for me.

I have the same opinion. I never really connected with this album.

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Maybe it's best just to approach it when one is ready for it without even being aware of the marketing hullaballoo and just take it for what it is? Just like with sooooo many other jazz albums, really ...

Maybe a case similar to why some just don't go head over heels for KOB either, for example, just because everyone else says you NEED to go for it ... ;)

I literally stumbled across this album in the mid-90s while browsing the racks at MOLE JAZZ in London. The lady behind the counter in the vinyl department upstairs spun records for some jazzical background moods and then up came this live piano LP ... Something, the overall feel, caught my ear and just got me hooked and when I was told what that one was of course my thoughts were "Oh so THAT's the one" (I had heard of that "landmark" LP, of course, but probably had never listened to much from it consciously before). Needless to say I added it to the stack of vinyl I had picked from the bins.

At that time I already owned quite a few Erroll Garner records but almost all of them covered the period up to c. 1949, including his 1944 beginnings, the Dials, Savoys and others, but nothing much from his Columbia heyday yet. Maybe not the worst idea to explore a prolific artist somewhat chronologically ...

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This is perhaps my favorite Garner recording. It was also my introduction to him, which may play into that I suppose, but I love it. For me, the live setting and roaring crowd always added to my enjoyment of this record. "They Can't Take That Away From Me" is a stand-out track that kills me every time.

I used to listen to Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins on a couple his different runs on bay area radio stations (and one tv show), and he was a big Garner fan (always made fun of people getting his name wrong by referring to him as "Earl Gardner"). "When You're Smiling" from EG's "Dreamstreet" album was something that he used as a closing theme for some of his shows (Basie's "Blues In Hoss' Flat" was the opener).

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amazon.com has a September 18, 2015 release date ...

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Interesting... This is not the original cover pic (nor the CD version). The original LP version had a white woman, and so did the different CD offer yet another white woman.

I wonder who this model is? Might it be (aptly) Geri Allen?

(A Toronto sidebar: the next gig the Garner trio did after the Carmel concert was here, at the Colonial Tavern the next week. I wonder if they drove across the country to get here? Air travel was still a great luxury in 1955.)

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That's certainly not a photo of Geri Allen taken this century. . . . Here is Geri a few months ago.

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Interesting observation about the cover. Hopefully they mention something about it in the notes.

Original cover: http://mvdb2b.com/i/300dpi/EJC55499.jpg

CD cover: http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/e/erroll_garner-concert_by_the_sea(2).jpg

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other than the interview, what is the point of including cd3.

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It's in there for the Japanese. ;)

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I note that its release date is Sept. 18. That's a Friday; so that means that the plan to establish Friday as the global release day will be in effect by then.

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I note that its release date is Sept. 18. That's a Friday; so that means that the plan to establish Friday as the global release day will be in effect by then.

Well before then. It is scheduled to go into effect on July 10.

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Yes, this change means I will have my new (August 21) release about 6 weeks earlier. Sigh.

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Interesting... This is not the original cover pic (nor the CD version). The original LP version had a white woman, and so did the different CD offer yet another white woman.

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I used to listen to Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins on a couple his different runs on bay area radio stations (and one tv show), and he was a big Garner fan (always made fun of people getting his name wrong by referring to him as "Earl Gardner"). "When You're Smiling" from EG's "Dreamstreet" album was something that he used as a closing theme for some of his shows (Basie's "Blues In Hoss' Flat" was the opener).

Man, I still miss listening to Jazzbeaux on Sat. & Sun. nights on KCSM. The man was as cool as the Purple Groteaux itself! I wish radio still had room for personalities instead of cookie cutter hosts.

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I used to listen to Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins on a couple his different runs on bay area radio stations (and one tv show), and he was a big Garner fan (always made fun of people getting his name wrong by referring to him as "Earl Gardner"). "When You're Smiling" from EG's "Dreamstreet" album was something that he used as a closing theme for some of his shows (Basie's "Blues In Hoss' Flat" was the opener).

Man, I still miss listening to Jazzbeaux on Sat. & Sun. nights on KCSM. The man was as cool as the Purple Groteaux itself! I wish radio still had room for personalities instead of cookie cutter hosts.

Was this a latter-day spelling of his nickname?

Both the East Coast Jazz Scene LP on Coral and the sheet music published around the same time as well as that "Riding Hood" disc have him als Al JAZZBO Collins.

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He changed the spelling to "Jazzbeaux" in 1969 (when he moved to Pittsburgh, according to what I've read). I don't know the full story, since I was only 13 at the time and not yet hip to him, but it makes sense to me that he wanted something more "sophisticated". :) He would sometimes pronounce it "Jazzbox", by the way. Why? Who the hell knows! :)

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Sooooo....what is this, then?

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Sooooo....what is this, then?

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Maybe it's a rare, lost "abridged" version in rechanneled stereo on the Pickwick label?

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As to the cover, I recall Miles Davis had the original cover of Miles Ahead (which featured a white model) replaced...

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Or these?

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Sooooo....what is this, then?

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Get it fast. Legacy products aren't ususally out for too long before they go OOP. THANKS FOR POSTING ABOUT THIS RELEASE!

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I see that we have saved a dollar.  The price today is $15.98.

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I got mine today from Amazon.  I've heard part of it and it's very good.  However I've read all the notes and in three essays no-one mentions the man who recorded "what would have been a private bootleg recording".  It was the late Will Thornbury a wonderful d.j. whom I was lucky enough to hear when I first moved to California.  The only credit he gets is in very small letters as one of two after "originally engineered by".  He was also an actor (model for the Marlborough Man) and a screenwriter. 

Oooops. I just noticed that on the back of the package he does get credit for doing the interview that's at the end of cd 3. 

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I got mine today too, have not listened to it, but am already asking what type of shelf this thing was designed to fit on. It's just too damn tall!

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