Erroll Garner

Newly remastered edition of one of Erroll Garner's final albums, made after he got his creative freedom on his own label. Comes with liner notes from jazz scholar Ted Gioia. It is the Classics Record of the Month for May...
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color Black
extras Listening Notes Booklet by Ted Gioia
foil stamped Yes
mastering engineer Ryan Smith
mastering studio Sterling Sound
pressing location Furnace
remastering details Plangent Processed from Original Master Tapes; Lacquers Cut by Ryan Smith
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Heavyweight Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Mack Avenue
release type Reissue
By the Numbers

1 lp
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
12 inch
vinyl size
180 gram

After a lawsuit involving his original label Columbia, Garner launched his own record label, Octave, in collaboration with his longtime manager Martha Glaser. The recordings Garner made for Octave include some of the finest music of his career, yet because this indie operation lacked the distribution and media clout of a major label, these albums never got the attention they deserved. For many years, these tracks were out-of-print and seldom heard. Magician is one of those recordings, and a prime example of all of the things that made Garner special: his crazy quilt of piano techniques, his unflagging energy, his grunts and exclamations (always a sign that he is playing at top form), and his larger-than-life personality. It would, sadly, be his last album.


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