Garner Power

Erroll Garner is one of my personal favorite jazz pianists for his astounding orchestral concept. Listen to his interpretation of “Don’t Be That Way” and you will figure out why. By applying the full range of the keyboard, he was capable of creating a big-band effect. With the “kicking” beat on the left hand and “strumming” chords on his right, Garner’s stride technique not only reinvents the popular tune, but also making it his own.