ERROL GARNER

ERROL GARNER. Vintage signature and inscription, “To John/from/Errol Garner, “ in blue fountain pen on a 6×4 white index card. Very fine condition, with a small magazine photograph affixed at the top right corner. A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in person in June 1961. John Verzi collection. Jazz composer and piano virtuoso Errol Garner gained prominence in the mid-1940s and performed almost non-stop until his death in 1977. Known for his up-tempo jazz works, he also composed ballads such as “Misty, ” his most popular work. Unable to read or write music, he normally tape recorded his improvised compositions, which would then be transcribed by others.

$40