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JT Track Premiere: Erroll Garner’s “Back to You”

One of six previously unreleased original compositions from the legendary pianist

Erroll Garner
"Ready Take One" is due out Sept. 30 via Legacy/Octave

On Sept. 30, Legacy Recordings and Octave Music Licensing LLC, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, will release Ready Take One, a new album featuring 14 unreleased studio performances by the legendary jazz pianist-composer Erroll Garner, backed by drummers Jimmie Smith and Joe Cocuzzo, bassists Ernest McCarty Jr., Ike Isaacs, George Duvivier and Larry Gales, and José Mangual on percussion.

Selected from seven recently discovered recording sessions-Universal Recording in Chicago, 1967; Capital Studios in New York City, 1969; and RCA Studios in New York City, 1971-Ready Take One is the first new Garner studio album to be released in nearly a quarter-century. It features six previously unreleased original compositions-“High Wire,” “Wild Music,” “Back to You,” “Chase Me,” “Latin Digs” and “Down Wylie Avenue,” plus the pianist’s iconic “Misty”-along with Garner’s interpretations of several jazz and pop standards, including “I Want You to Be Happy,” “I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You),” Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny,” Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” and “Satin Doll,” Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” and “Stella by Starlight.”

JazzTimes is proud to premiere “Back to You,” one of the newly discovered original Garner compositions off the album.

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