The Magic Shop is proud to have helmed this monumental release: Erroll Garner’s The Complete Concert By The Sea, released jointly by Sony Legacy and Octave Music Publishing Corporation. The 3-CD box set contains the complete live Concert By The Sea including 11 previously unreleased tracks, the original edited Columbia release from 1956 and bonus material including announcer Jimmy Lyons and interviews with the Erroll Garner trio: Denzil DaCosta Best, Eddie Calhoun, and Garner himself, recorded directly after the concert. It was produced by Guggenheim® Award-winning jazz pianist and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh Geri Allen and 4-time GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Steve Rosenthal, with Jocelyn Arem, supervising producer. And it was restored and remastered by Jessica Thompson and Plangent Process’s Jamie Howarth.
Concert By The Sea originally produced in Carmel, California as part of local promoter Jimmy Lyons’ “Sunset Series” laid the groundwork for the beginnings of the renowned Monterey Jazz Festival. Appropriately, on September 18, 2015 the 58th Monterey Jazz Festival will highlight this highly anticipated release in a rare historic tribute performance featuring Geri Allen, Jason Moran, Christian Sands, Jimmie Cobb, Russell Malone and Darick Oles. The Festival will also feature a special Concert By The Sea panel on September 19, 2015 including Geri Allen, Steve Rosenthal, and Monterey Jazz Festival Board Member (who attended the original Concert By The Sea) Jim Costello, moderated by Erroll Garner Jazz Project Director and Ethnomusicologist Jocelyn Arem.