Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner Plays for Dancing

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Erroll Garner Plays for Dancing Review

by Scott Yanow

Although the liner notes to this LP make it sound as if pianist Erroll Garner, bassist Wyatt Ruther and drummer Fats Heard recorded all of its ten titles in one session, in reality the music is drawn from five different dates taken from a two-and-a-half-year period. In fact, four of the songs actually have bassist John Simmons and drummer Shadow Wilson as members of Garner's group. In any case, Garner is the dominant force throughout, alternating stomps with rhapsodic renditions of ballads. Highlights of this album (not yet reissued on CD) include "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone."

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