Close-Up in Swing/A New Kind of Love

Close-Up in Swing/A New Kind of Love

by Erroll GarnerErroll Garner
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Overview

Two former LPs were reissued in full on this single CD. The earlier date features pianist Erroll Garner in typically brilliant and witty form with his 1961 trio, which also included bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin. Whether it be a sly "My Silent Love," "All of Me," or a joyful "Back In Your Own Backyard," Garner is heard throughout in his prime. The later date is a bit more unusual, for the pianist improvises on ten themes that would be used in the Paul Newman film A New Kind of Love. Joined by a big band and string orchestra conducted by Leith Stevens, Garner, who never learned to read or write music, contributed several original themes to the score (a few of which are quite catchy) in addition to jamming on such tunes as "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me," "Louise," and "Mimi." On both former albums, the overall results are quite memorable, which is not a surprise, for Erroll Garner always seemed incapable of playing an uninspired or indifferent solo.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/1997
Label: Telarc
UPC: 0089408338328
catalogNumber: 83383

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Erroll Garner   Primary Artist,Piano
Buddy Collette   Woodwind
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Red Mitchell   Bass
Bob Enevoldsen   Trombone
Ronnie Lang   Woodwind
Leith Stevens   Conductor
Larry Bunker   Percussion,Drums
Eddie Calhoun   Bass
Gene Cipriano   Woodwind
Irving Cottler   Percussion,Drums
Chuck Gentry   Woodwind
Harry Klee   Woodwind
Kelly Martin   Drums
Dick Nash   Trombone
Dick Noel   Trombone
George Roberts   Trombone
Alvin Stoller   Percussion,Drums
Carroll Lewis   Trumpet
Ted Hash   Woodwind

Technical Credits

Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Leith Stevens   Producer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Peter Norman   Composer
Robert Woods   Executive Producer
Martha Glaser   Producer,Liner Notes
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction
Susan Azzarello   Cover Design
Gary Reider   Production Director

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