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JT Track Premiere: “The Best Things in Life Are Free” by Erroll Garner

Remastered 1961 recording previews a year-long rollout of restored and expanded Garner releases by Mack Avenue/Octave, starting Sept. 27

Erroll Garner signing copies of the original Closeup in Swing album
Erroll Garner signing copies of the original Closeup in Swing album (photo: courtesy of Mack Avenue/Octave Music)

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of a remastered 1961 recording by Erroll Garner, “The Best Things in Life Are Free,” taken from the album Closeup in Swing, which will be reissued in an expanded version, along with three other Garner titles, on September 27 via Mack Avenue Music Group and Octave Music. This release will mark the start of the Octave Remastered Series, a year-long, 12-album project featuring newly restored and expanded editions of various Garner releases from the 1960s and 1970s. Each album contains a newly discovered, unreleased bonus track.

 

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