Erroll Garner – Mambo Moves Garner {Mercury}

Review by Scott Yanow (

For this lengthy session, pianist Erroll Garner added a conga player (Candido) to his trio (which includes bassist Wyatt Ruther and drummer Eugene Heard) for the first time. Throughout the remainder of his career he would occasionally play in the Latin idiom. This CD reissue (which adds two songs from the same session to the original LP program) finds the pianist in typically enthusiastic form and the highlights include “Mambo Garner,” “Night and Day,” “Cherokee” and “Sweet Sue.”

01 – Mambo Garner
02 – Night and Day
03 – Mambo Blues
04 – Old Black Magic
05 – Cherokee
06 – Sweet and Lovely
07 – Russian Lullaby
08 – Begin the Beguine
09 – Mambo Nights
10 – Sweet Sue
11 – Imagination

Erroll Garner – piano
Wyatt Ruther – bass
Eugene Heard – drums
Candido – conga

Recorded July 27, 1954 in Chicago.
Year: 1998; style: Bebop, Piano trio

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork



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