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JT Song Premiere: Erroll Garner’s “Lullaby of Birdland” Live

Previously unreleased track from upcoming 3-CD set

Erroll Garner
Erroll Garner

Sony Legacy and Octave Music Publishing Corporation will release pianist Erroll Garner’s The Complete Concert by the Sea on Sept. 18, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the original concert. The complete live concert recording-newly uncovered by the Erroll Garner Jazz Project and digitally remastered in its entirety after six decades-is produced by pianist and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh Geri Allen and producer Steve Rosenthal.

The three-CD box set contains the complete live Concert by the Sea, including 11 previously unreleased tracks, the original edited Columbia release from 1956 and bonus material including announcer Jimmy Lyons and interviews with the Erroll Garner trio: Denzil DaCosta Best, Eddie Calhoun, and Garner himself, recorded directly after the concert.

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