Correspondence: About Erroll Garner

Julius LaRosa sent a reminiscence. This quote from Wikipedia: "Garner was self-taught and remained an 'ear player' all his life - he never learned to read music." A hundred years ago we shared a bill in Pittsburgh...or was it Boston...or was it Chicago...and by coincidence went there on the same flight. Anyway, during the usual small talk I asked, re: "MISTY", how he came up with that gorgeous melody. He replied, I daresay innocently, "I was sittin' in a plane, just like this...imaginatin'." … [Read more...]