Erroll Garner

Classic Pianos

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This enjoyable LP has material originally put out by Bob Thiele on his Signature label in the 1940s, selections featuring four great pianists. Art Hodes performs two numbers with clarinetist Rod Cless and bassist Jimmy Butts in 1940, James P. Johnson and Erroll Garner are heard solo and Earl Hines jams on four Fats Waller-associated numbers in a trio with guitarist Al Casey and bassist Oscar Pettiford. All four of the pianists have very different and distinctive styles, giving this album both variety and consistently high quality.

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