[The most happy piano] : recording session tape

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Title
[The most happy piano] : recording session tape
Additional title: E. Garner
Additional title: Girl of my dreams
Additional title: But not for me
Additional title: Passing through
Additional title: Time on my hands
Additional title: Alexander's ragtime band
Additional title: Full moon and empty arms
Additional title: Way back blues
Additional title: Mambo 207
Names
Clapp, Charles, 1899-1962 (Composer)
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 (Composer)
Garner, Erroll (Composer)
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 (Composer)
Mossman, Theodore, 1910-1977 (Composer)
Garner, Erroll (Performer)
Calhoun, Eddie (Performer)
Best, Denzil (Performer)
Avakian, George (Producer)
Erroll Garner Trio (Performer)
Collection

George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian audio collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1956 (Inferred)
Table of Contents
[Excerpt of "The most happy piano" (0:00-33:33)]: Girl of my dreams / S. Clapp -- But not for me / I. & G. Gershwin -- Passing through / E. Garner -- Time on my hands / -- Alexander's ragtime band / Berlin [ends at 19:25] -- [Begins at 19:53] Full moon and empty arms [based on Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2] / B. Kaye-T. Mossman -- The way back blues / E. Garner -- Mambo 207 / E. Garner.
[Unidentified instrumental ensemble (33:49-54:40)]: Part 1 -- Part 2.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-10-A 4597
Topics
Jazz -- 1951-1960
Piano music (Jazz)
Instrumental ensembles
Genres
Music
Notes
Source note: "L 337"--From original audiotape reel spine.
Performers: Erroll Garner Trio (Erroll Garner, piano ; Eddie Calhoun, double bass ; Denzil Best (?), drums) (1st-9th works) ; Unidentified violinist, percussionist, double bassist, pianist and harpist) (10th-11th works)
Venue: Recorded Columbia Records studios, New York, New York [1956]
Acquisition: Separated from; Music Division, George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian papers, 1908-2013; 2014; JPB 14-28.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (54 min., 47 sec.) : analog, full-track, 7 1/2 ips, NAB, mono, ; 7 in.
Description
The first part of the audio (0:00-33:33) is from studio recording sessions in 1956 for Erroll Garner and the Erroll Garner Trio (piano, double bass, drums) for their album "The most happy piano"; it was later issued in 1957 by Columbia Records (CL 939). However, the last work on that album, "Ol' man river", is not included in this recording. Also, some music tracks of this recording are excerpted and/or not in the same playing order as the finished album. The second part of the audio (33:49-54:40) is an unidentified 20th century classical music work, performed by an unidentified instrumental ensemble in two parts (violin, vibraphone, gong, double bass, piano and harp). All works were produced by George Avakian.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 919461783
Sound recording matrix number: XLP 38761Columbia
Sound recording matrix number: XLP 38762Columbia
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20788101
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bc544e40-5239-0136-6407-0f1cda6a3abf
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Creator Born
  • 1956: Created
  • 1962: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "[The most happy piano] " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1956. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0ce84d50-c34c-0133-3b5e-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "[The most happy piano] " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 16, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0ce84d50-c34c-0133-3b5e-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1956). [The most happy piano] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0ce84d50-c34c-0133-3b5e-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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