Erroll Garner: Love Walked In
Love Walked In
Erroll Garner (piano)
Erroll Garner Plays Gershwin & Kern (EmArcy 8262242)
Erroll Garner (piano),
Eddie Calhoun (bass), Kelly Martin (drums).
Composed by George & Ira Gershwin.
Recorded: New York, August 19, 1965
Rating: 100/100 (learn more)
Calling the solo piano section that begins this track an "introduction" is a great disservice to Erroll Garner. The through-composed, harmonically adventurous and seemingly unrelated introductions that are a hallmark of his recordings are augmented here, consuming half the track's length. Garner achieves his highest level of pianistic expression, displaying complete mastery of the keyboard while elaborating on the main theme with quasi-Romantic inclinations. Gently ushering in his trio, Garner settles into a beautiful, easy ballad. As in most Garner trio recordings, bassist and drummer play an ancillary role, allowing Garner's vision for the recording to proceed in a clear and truly masterful fashion.
Reviewer: Mark Lomanno