Back After 60 Years Erroll Garner's The Complete Concert By The Sea Debuts #1 On Billboard Jazz Chart And #93 On Billboard's Top 200 Chart
"A REVELATION" - NEW YORK TIMES
"5 Stars!" - MOJO
"A MUSICAL PHENOMENON" - THE GUARDIAN
FEATURED ON THE ALBUM PRODUCED BY GERI ALLEN AND STEVE ROSENTHAL ARE 11 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS, BONUS ANNOUNCER COMMENTARY, NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD INTERVIEWS WITH THE GARNER TRIO IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCERT
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic Jazz artist Erroll Garner's greatest concert album was already one of the best selling jazz albums of all time. The newly expanded album, The Complete Concert By The Sea, released jointly by Sony Legacy and Octave Music Publishing Corporation on September 18, 2015 – in celebration of the concert's 60th anniversary, debuts at #1 on Billboard's Jazz chart and #93 on the Top 200 Chart. Now available on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/EG_TCCBTS_Amzn.
The overwhelmingly impressive and widespread media response to The Complete Concert by the Sea marks a triumphant return and resurgence for the prodigy, once revered mainly by jazz enthusiasts and critics. The New York Times' Nate Chinen raved that the new version, "greatly expands and improves on the original album." And in his stellar review of the album for NPR's Fresh Air Kevin Whitehead enthused, "Erroll Garner is consistently resourceful, and he's relentless - the Terminator of jazz pianists." The Wall Street Journal's Marc Myers says The Complete Concert by the Sea "is a delight for jazz and pop fans." According to Michael Simmon's 5-star review in Mojo, "When it comes to pure virtuosity, even peers maintain Garner was paramount and this set presents the proof in the proverbial pudding."
After 60 years, Erroll Garner is now being recognized as not only a pioneer within the jazz community but an important composer whose brilliance influenced music history.
"I don't think I need to tell you how significant a figure Erroll Garner is in the history of American music," Grammy award-winning writer Dan Morgenstern notes. "His artistry transcended categories over four decades. Without ever saying a word or indulging in showbiz trimmings, he could just play the piano and hold thousands enraptured."
SOURCE Legacy Recordings
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