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Erroll Garner in London.
September 19, 2007 He is best remembered as the composer of the standard "Misty." But he also remains one of the greatest improvisers ever, a self-taught pianist whose unique approaches to melody, harmony and rhythm made him a star.
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June 15, 2001 Host Bob Edwards remembers jazz pianist Erroll Garner who was born in this date in 1921. Garner was self-taught and never learned to read music, but he composed some 300 songs and became one of America's most popular jazz musicians. (3:59) Check out Errol Garner's Jazz Profiles from June, 1996. And visit the Basic Jazz Record Library entry for Garner's Concert by the Sea.
July 1, 2000 Erroll Garner became a jazz star even though he never learned to read music. He taught himself to play the piano and landed a gig on the radio at age 10. As an adult, Garner recorded the live album, Concert by the Sea, on one melodic night in a church in Carmel, California.
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