タグ別アーカイブ: Martha Glaser

Geri Allen discusses Erroll Garner 〜 Geri Allen, RIP

June 28.2017

Today I heard the sad news that Geri Allen passed away.

She produced the unreleased recordings by Eroll Garner as “The Complete Concert by the Sea”.

Last year I recognozed about this achivement of Geri Allen.

So I would like to post on how the “Complete Concert by the Sea” was released.

In 1955, Eroll Garner had playing in Carmel, California.

Actually there was no plan to formally record this live performance.

At the same time as the live concert started, Will Thornbury, who was an army wireless network engineer, started turning a monaural tape recorder.

Photo above, Martha Glaser and Erroll Garner in 1960

Martha Glaser,who was manager of Eroll Garner, found a tape recorder.

However, she did not stop recording.

After some complex process at Columbia label , this terrific recording tape was released as 12 inch LP.

Unfortunately 11 songs have been omitted due to the recording time.

After Eroll Garner died 2 January 1977, Glaser served as his property preservative.

Then Martha Glaser also died, her niece Susan Rosenberg inherited the heritage of Eroll Garner.

After that, Susan Rosenberg donated this musical heritage to the University of Pittsburgh.

Geli Allen was the director of the Jazz Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.

As a result, Geli Allen found 11 unreleased songs to be released as “The Complete Concert by the Sea”.

Geri Allen was talking about “The Complete Concert by the Sea”.

Please refer to abut Geli Allen. Go here

Geri Allenが亡くなったという悲しい知らせを知りました。
彼女はEroll Garnerの未発表録音を「The Complete Concert by the Sea」として制作しました。
昨年Geri Allenがこのアルバムの制作に携わったことを知りました。
そこで彼女を追悼するため「The Complete Concert by the Sea」が発売された経緯について投稿したいと思います。
1955年、Eroll Garnerはカリフォルニア州カーメルで演奏していました。
実はこのライブ演奏は正式に録音する計画はありませんでした。
ライブコンサート開始と同時に、軍の無線ネットワークのエンジニアであったWill Thornburyという人物がテープレコーダーを廻し始めました。
Eroll GarnerのマネージャーであったMartha Glaserが無断で演奏を録音しているテープレコーダーを見つけ叱責したそうです。しかし、録音を止めることはしませんでした。
レコード会社との複雑な権利関係をクリアし、1956年にこの録音テープはColumbia Recordsから12インチのLPとして発売されました。但し、収録時間の関係で11曲が省略されてしまいました。
1977年1月2日、Eroll Garnerが死亡後もMartha Glaserは彼の財産保全人を務めていました。
そしてMartha Glaserの死亡に伴い彼女の姪であるSusan RosenbergにEroll Garnerの遺産が相続されました。
その後、Susan Rosenbergはこの音楽的な遺産をピッツバーグ大学に寄贈しました。
ピッツバーグ大学ジャズ研究所の責任者はGeli Allenでした。
その結果Geli Allenの尽力により未発表の11曲が発見され「The Complete Concert by the Sea」として発売されることになりました。
Geri Allenが「The Complete Concert by the Sea」の制作について語っているビデオを添付します。

彼女についてはこちらをクリックしてご覧下さい。

Here is Erroll Garner plays “Stella by Starlight”.
It previously unreleased studio performances by Erroll Garner.

Here is Geri Allen discusses Erroll Garner

Here is Geri Allen plays “Lush Life”.

The legend manager,Martha Glaser and Helen Keane(4)

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Photo by Erroll Garner Exhibit @ Pitt

Martha Glaser was also a pioneer in the concept of musical artists owning the copyrights.

So she maintained her tireless effort to keep Erroll’s  right.

In 1970 Clint Eastwood produced “Play Misty for Me”.

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The title of film was derived from the Garner’s “Misty.”

“Misty” plays a key role in the plot of the movie.

She argued for all rights that are associated with “Misty”.

Ms.Glaser and Erroll Garner were involved in a long struggle with Clint Eastwood.

“Misty” plays a key role in the plot of the movie.

Consequently Clint Eastwood and Universal paid $25,000 to use the song in the film.

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Photo by Erroll Garner Exhibit @ Pitt

 This is “PLAY MISTY FOR ME”.

Martha Glaser passed away December 3, 2014.

Again please refer to “Erroll Garner Exhibit @ Pitt” about her accomplishment .

This is Erroll Garner plays ”Misty”.

The legend manager,Martha Glaser and Helen Keane(3)

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Photo by Erroll Garner Exhibit @ Pitt

Errol Garner left behind many hours of unreleased recordings when he died on Jan. 2, 1977.

Today I post about a new three-CD”The Complete Concert by the Sea”.

There was no plan to record the concert officially.

He was playing at the Sunset School in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif,in 1955.

When the concert began, Will Thornbury began to start on his mono reel-to-reel tape recorder.

In fact, he was a recording engineer for the Armed Forces Radio Network at that time.

Martha Glaser spotted the recorder’s reels turning backstage.

She grabbed the reels and insisted on taking possession of the recording tape.

Then the concert performance was released on 12-inch LP at Columbia Records in 1956.

However 11 songs in convenience of 12-inch LP was not released.

Martha Glaser was executor of the pianist’s estate.

When Glaser died two years ago, her niece, Susan Rosenberg, inherited the archive.

Susan Rosenberg donated the archive to University of Pittsburg.Go here

Photo by www.news.pitt.edu

Photo by Pitt.edu

Pitt Jazz Studies Director at University of Pittsburgh is Geri Allen.

By Geri Allen’s efforts, “The Complete Concert by the Sea” was released including 11 previously unissued.

Geri Allen talks about the production of “The Complete Concert by the Sea”.

Go here(Please click on the album)

 

 

The legend manager,Martha Glaser and Helen Keane(2)

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Photo by Erroll Garner Exhibit @ Pitt

At that time Martha Glaser noticed that Jazz and civil rights advocacy was her reason for living.

Then she met pianist Erroll Garner.

Ms.Glaser was one of Garner’s biggest fans,and she had her innate business acumen.

She signed an exclusive contract with Erroll Garner in 1950.

Also she adopted the responsibility of managing not only served support for his personal life until his death.

She consistently strove to boost Garner’s confidence, even at the height of his success.

Please refer to Erroll Garner Exhibit @ Pitt. Go here

Here is Erroll Garner Plays “Fly Me to the Moon”.

The legend manager,Martha Glaser and Helen Keane(1)

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I was interested in two unreleased recordings that have been recently excavated.

First,Erroll Garner : “The Complete Concert by the Sea”.

Second,Bill Evans :  “Some Other Time: The Lost Session from The Black Forest”.

This week I want to post about Martha Glaser who was the manager of Erroll Garner.

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Photo above, Martha Glaser and Erroll Garner in 1960

Recently, I found her terrific footprints in the archive of Pittsburgh University.Go here

I have referred to some documents in archive.

She was born February 15, 1921 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

After graduating from high School in Detroit,she became a citizen activist in Chicago.

Photo of Norman Granz

Photo of Norman Granz

In those days she met Norman Granz who was an advocate for the civil rights movement.

So she organized Jazz concerts working first as part of the civil rights movement.

In 1948 she created her own music management company and settled permanently in New York City.

This is Erroll Garner Plays “Laura”.