[The most happy piano] : recording session tape Additional title: E. GarnerAdditional title: Girl of my dreamsAdditional title: But not for meAdditional title: Passing throughAdditional title: Time on my handsAdditional title: Alexander's ragtime bandAdditional title: Full moon and empty armsAdditional title: Way back bluesAdditional title: Mambo 207
NamesClapp, Charles, 1899-1962 (Composer)Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 (Composer)Garner, Erroll (Composer)Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 (Composer)Mossman, Theodore, 1910-1977 (Composer)Garner, Erroll (Performer)Calhoun, Eddie (Performer)Best, Denzil (Performer)Avakian, George (Producer)Erroll Garner Trio (Performer)
George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian audio collection
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1956 (Inferred)
Table of Contents[Excerpt of "The most happy piano" (0:00-33:33)]: Girl of my dreams / S. Clapp -- But not for me / I. & G. Gershwin -- Passing through / E. Garner -- Time on my hands / -- Alexander's ragtime band / Berlin [ends at 19:25] -- [Begins at 19:53] Full moon and empty arms [based on Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2] / B. Kaye-T. Mossman -- The way back blues / E. Garner -- Mambo 207 / E. Garner.[Unidentified instrumental ensemble (33:49-54:40)]: Part 1 -- Part 2.
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LT-10-A 4597
TopicsJazz -- 1951-1960Piano music (Jazz)Instrumental ensembles
NotesSource note: "L 337"--From original audiotape reel spine.Performers: Erroll Garner Trio (Erroll Garner, piano ; Eddie Calhoun, double bass ; Denzil Best (?), drums) (1st-9th works) ; Unidentified violinist, percussionist, double bassist, pianist and harpist) (10th-11th works)Venue: Recorded Columbia Records studios, New York, New York Acquisition: Separated from; Music Division, George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian papers, 1908-2013; 2014; JPB 14-28.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (54 min., 47 sec.) : analog, full-track, 7 1/2 ips, NAB, mono, ; 7 in.
DescriptionThe first part of the audio (0:00-33:33) is from studio recording sessions in 1956 for Erroll Garner and the Erroll Garner Trio (piano, double bass, drums) for their album "The most happy piano"; it was later issued in 1957 by Columbia Records (CL 939). However, the last work on that album, "Ol' man river", is not included in this recording. Also, some music tracks of this recording are excerpted and/or not in the same playing order as the finished album. The second part of the audio (33:49-54:40) is an unidentified 20th century classical music work, performed by an unidentified instrumental ensemble in two parts (violin, vibraphone, gong, double bass, piano and harp). All works were produced by George Avakian.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 919461783Sound recording matrix number: XLP 38761ColumbiaSound recording matrix number: XLP 38762ColumbiaNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20788101Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bc544e40-5239-0136-6407-0f1cda6a3abf
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