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

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13 hours ago, mjzee said:

 Levant's 1945 recording of Rhapsody in Blue remained one of Columbia Records' best-selling albums for decades."

I have the Columbia LP where it is paired with An American in Paris.  At the time, I bought it for the cover art, and only discovered later that it is considered to be one of the definitive versions.  

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I'm not sure how "all in" I'd go on Levant as a pianist, but as part of a total picture (which has to include a good dose of his film/tv/radio spots) of a unique figure in mid-century American culture, yeah.

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I always liked that Levant's autobiography was entitled "Memoirs of an Amnesiac"-- a title he stole from Erik Satie. 

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Getting back to the new Concert By The Sea package, I'm thinking the cover model was Photoshopped in.

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I think the best outcome of this reissue was the unreleased studio session that came after it. That was more or less splendid. I wonder will there be some more?

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On 30.11.2018 at 11:22 PM, JSngry said:

I think the best outcome of this reissue was the unreleased studio session that came after it. That was more or less splendid. I wonder will there be some more?

"Ready Take One" was compiled from several sessions, do you mean that one?

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yeah, that one. i relly enjoyed it!

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Just bought Concert by the Sea for $5.39 on Amazon.

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On ‎09‎.‎12‎.‎2018 at 4:40 PM, JSngry said:

yeah, that one. i relly enjoyed it!

Okay, got to revisit it ... wasn't that enthralled upon first listen I'm afraid (enjoyed the recent "Nightconcert" more).

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On 6/16/2015 at 4:08 PM, Ted O'Reilly said:

 

 

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.)

I just discovered (In the new photo book about the Great Day in Harlem photo) that the original photo was by Art Kane and the model was his wife. 

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Neat!  (I am waiting rather impatiently for the arrival of that book...)

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