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My Way…from Classical Music to Jazz

Shooting in New York on the footsteps of a Jazz legende, the pianist Erroll Garner
„I have been playing the piano since i was a child, because my father put me on the piano at a very early age to play Classical music. Later, i discovered jazz: Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Rhoda Scott that i saw performing many time in my hometown, Paris. But at home we were only allowed to play Mozart or Bach: we played jazz in secret. Then I discovered a pianist who became the greatest for me and whose elegant, easy and natural virtuoso playing I still love and admire today: Erroll Garner, the idol of my youth. Garner was one of the most ingenious pianists of the 20th century, a celebrated artist who was world-famous in his lifetime and who performed in the largest and most important concert halls of the world. But it became strangely quiet around Erroll Garner and today he is almost forgotten. My aim with this film, is to bring him back in people mind and heart.“ – Georges Gachot