Erroll Garner: Laura

Track

Laura

Artist

Erroll Garner (piano)

CD

Serenade to Laura (Savoy Jazz 17218)

Buy Track

Musicians:

Erroll Garner (piano), John Levy (bass),

George DeHart (drums)

.

Composed by David Raksin & Johnny Mercer

.

Recorded: New York, September 25, 1945

Albumcoveregarnerlaura

Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

The hardboiled jazzman went to the dead girl's apartment to work, not fall in love. Her friends were staging a wake and required mood music. But that portrait over the mantle got to him. Slouched at the baby grand, caressing the popular theme from a mystery film, he sensed those delicately drawn eyes gazing into him. She was more mysterious than any movie, lovelier than anything coaxed from a baby grand. But suddenly, cruelly, the mood was shattered as a radio across the airshaft began blaring Spike Jones's send-up of the song. When the hardboiled jazzman left that night, he had $15 in his pocket and a hole in his heart.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

If you liked this track, also check out



Tags: ·


Comments are closed.