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Recorded: Sept. 19, 1955

Charted: March 10, 1958

Genre: jazz

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. I’ll Remember April
  2. Teach Me Tonight
  3. Mambo Carmel
  4. Autumn Leaves
  5. It’s All Right with Me
  6. Red Top
  7. April in Paris
  8. They Can’t Take That Away from Me
  9. How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me
  10. Where or When
  11. Erroll’s Theme

Rating: 4.680 (average of 5 ratings)


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 12
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • none


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Concert by the Sea
Erroll Garner
Concert by the Sea was arguably the finest record pianist Erroll Garner ever made, and he made many – a few outstanding – good recordings.” BR However, this album, recorded live in Carmel California, “with his trio (Eddie Calhoun, bass; Denzil Best, drums) presented a typical Garner program; it was a mixture of originals, show biz, and pop standards delivered with his unique delivery and enthusiasm. The rhythms and brilliant use of tension and release were perfectly captured. And while for many jazz listeners, Garner's deliberate structures were too orchestrated, there was an equal spontaneity in the propulsion of these orchestrations that swung as well as anything.” BR

In addition, while “produced using relatively primitive sound equipment, Garner's inventiveness and musical talent have ensured the album has become one of his most notable.” WK

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Last updated June 15, 2010.