One of the most popular figures in jazz during his exceptional career, Erroll Garner’s legacy is being celebrated during the 100th anniversary of his birth with an extraordinary three-tiered release focused on Garner’s output from 1959 to 1975 and featuring a stunning 27-song previously unreleased 1959 concert recorded at Boston’s Symphony Hall.
Looking back in order to look forward is fundamental to most art forms, maybe none more so than the profound art of jazz. In rare cases, such retrospection can reveal entirely new aspects of the art and its creator, redefining a legacy for a new generation. Such is the case with the genius of Erroll Garner.
This remarkable deluxe edition includes:
3LP 180-gram black vinyl, Complete Symphony Hall Concert (previously unreleased live performance from Boston’s Symphony Hall, recorded January 17, 1959).
1LP 180-gram white vinyl, Sessions (new compilation of Garner originals from the Octave Remastered Series, first time on vinyl).
The complete 12 CD Octave Remastered Series, redesigned in custom tri-fold folio.
Hi-Res 192kHz/24bit digital master quality audio of the complete 12 album Octave Remastered Series (digital download).
Vintage 1967 promotional box from Erroll Garner’s private archive, featuring five 7” inch 45rpm singles.
Cassette, The Final Concert (Garner’s last performance recorded at Mister Kelly’s in Chicago, 1975).
Hardcover cloth-wrapped 60-page book with essays from Dr. Robin D. G. Kelley (“Octave Records & The Liberation of Erroll Garner”), Terri Lyne Carrington (“Complete Symphony Hall Concert”) and Cécile McLorin Salvant (“Garner, The Visual Artist”), as well as unpublished original artwork from Erroll Garner and previously unseen photos.
Certificate of Authenticity