A New Kind of Love (Remastered) Erroll Garner
- 1You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me03:30
- 3Fashion Interlude04:11
- 4Steve's Song03:57
- 5Paris Mist (Bossa Nova Version)03:55
- 7Theme from A New Kind of Love (All Yours)03:14
- 8In the Park in Paree03:13
- 9Paris Mist (Waltz and Swing Version)04:22
- 10The Tease03:37
- 11Paris Mist (Trio Version)04:56
Info for A New Kind of Love (Remastered)
While the emotionally charged music of Erroll Garner is particularly well suited for the big screen, and has been used in countless films over the years, he only ever composed this one film score. A natural orchestrator and with an uncanny ability to sound like an entire orchestra by himself, on this record Garner makes singular use of a 35-piece orchestra to bring his music to new heights.
On A New Kind of Love, Garner makes his debut as a composer of motion picture themes and brings his piano artistry into a new dimension, within the setting of a magnificent 35-piece orchestra conducted by veteran Hollywood arranger-conductor Leith Stevens.
For this album, Garner has taken the themes he composed for the score of A New Kind of Love, starring Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, and re-created them expressly for this recording. He extended his own compositions and re-interpreted the film’s standard songs, far beyond their original use in the picture score, with enormously fulfilling and exciting results.
One of the most amazing aspects of this recording was that Garner did not employ any overdubbing; the entire piano track was improvised and recorded together with the orchestra. The uninhibited imagery which is characteristic of Garner’s piano improvisations was given full reign here, vividly complementing the orchestrations.
Erroll Garner, piano
Eddie Calhoun, double bass
Kelly Martin, drums
Leith Stevens, conductor
is one of the most distinctive pianists of the jazz genre. Other than Thelonious Monk, no one is more identifiable or harder to imitate. A self-taught virtuoso, Garner devised a solo style that eliminated rhythm accompaniment. His hands worked totally independent of each other. With block chords he set the rhythmic tempo in his left hand, and with his right, he embellished on the tune, taking liberties with melody and time, often lagging behind the beat. Some jazz purists dismissed him because he maintained his style throughout his career and enjoyed popularity unknown to most jazz artists. But Garner’s interpretive abilities and technical superiority cannot be denied.
He made frequent TV appearances, toured five continents, fronted major symphony orchestras, and composed film scores. His compositions were for jazz piano, but in 1962, when Johnny Burke added lyrics to “Misty,” Garner’s 1954 tune soared in popularity and entered the jazz standard repertoire.
Garner began his professional career at seven, playing with the Candy Kids, and at 16 he joined the Leroy Brown band. In 1944-45 he played in a trio with bassist Slam Stewart and guitarist Tiny Grimes before setting off on his solo career.
During the ‘60s Garner established his own record label. These LP’s have been reissued on CD by Telarc and reveal Garner’s sense of humor. The title cut of That’s My Kick is a new composition based on the changes of “I Get a Kick Out of You”; the lounge set song, “More,” is remade into a burner; and Garner makes “Tea for Two” fresh, playing with the time against bongo accompaniment, and alternating between piano and harpsichord. Still, Concert By The Sea (1955) is the epitome of his artistry.
His older brother Linton, who died in 2003, was also an accomplished pianist, based in Vancouver, B.C. (Sandra Burlingame)
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