Mack Avenue Records
The Erroll Garner Octave Remastered Series
This was Erroll Garner’s first traditional studio album in five years and perhaps his most ambitious album ever as a composer. The selections were surely inspired by the new array of musicians assembled for the sessions, including percussionist José Mangual, who would go on to play with Garner for the rest of his career. The electric atmosphere captured on tape here is at times raucous and always palpably joyful.
Erroll Garner – piano
Milt Hinton – bass
Herbert Lovelle, George Jenkins – drums
José Mangual, Johnny Pacheco – congas
Wally Richardson, Art Ryerson – guitar