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Erroll Garner

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Erroll Louis Garner (June 15, 1921 – January 2, 1977) was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. Scott Yanow of Allmusic calls him "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and a "brilliant virtuoso".

Fact file

  • Birth name: Erroll Louis Garner
  • Born: June 15, 1921 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: January 2, 1977 (aged 55) Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Genres: Jazz
  • Occupation(s): Composer, pianist
  • Instruments: Jazz piano
  • Years active: 1944–1974
  • Labels: Mercury Records Columbia Records Verve Records Blue Note Records London Records Savoy Records

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The team of producers behind “The Complete Concert by the Sea” are putting together a compilation of the pianist’s studio work from 1967 to 1971.

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