Skip to main content
Erroll Garner Uncovered

Erroll Garner Uncovered

By The Erroll Garner Project
A 12-part podcast series hosted by acclaimed author Robin D.G. Kelley, exploring the music and legacy of pianist Erroll Garner. Each episode is grounded in one of Garner's albums and features a conversation between Robin and a different musician. The guests include some of today's most important voices in jazz, as Uncovered attempts to answer one central question: Who is Erroll Garner to you?
Listen on
Where to listen
Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Bonus - Martha Glaser In Montreal - 1966
On this special bonus episode from the Garner archives, we remember Martha Glaser. As Erroll Garner's longtime manager, advocate and business parter, she helped him to build one of the most important musical legacies of the 20th century.  Hear Martha in conversation with Montreal radio host Ted Miller, in July of 1966, and read more about Martha in the links in our show notes: JazzTimes: Martha Glaser: More than a Manager https://jazztimes.com/features/profiles/martha-glaser-more-than-a-manager/ Check out the full Octave Remastered Series: https://www.errollgarner.com/ Learn more about Erroll Garner Uncovered: https://errollgarner.com/podcast Follow Erroll Garner on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialerrollgarner/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/errollgarnerofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/errollgarner YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC960_Jq0MdN_RuLbTGfR1HA
22:30
December 4, 2020
EP.06 - Helen Sung / Campus Concert
Host Robin D.G. Kelley spins tracks from Campus Concert and pianist/composer Helen Sung steps behind the keys to demonstrate Garner’s iconic style. They explore Helen's journey to jazz, Erroll’s history with the “mambo” sound, and discuss what it means to truly understand the language of music. Listen to the album: https://www.errollgarner.com/campus-concert-ors Check out the full Octave Remastered Series: https://www.errollgarner.com/ Learn more about Erroll Garner Uncovered: https://www.errollgarner.com/podcast Follow Erroll Garner on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialerrollgarner/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/errollgarnerofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/errollgarner YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC960_Jq0MdN_RuLbTGfR1HA Find out more about our guest Helen Sung http://www.helensung.com
55:13
November 16, 2020
Bonus - Erroll Garner in Chicago - 1966
On this special bonus episode from the Garner archives, listen to Erroll himself chat with radio host Mike Rapchak during a visit to Chicago in 1966. Check back in 2 weeks for our next full episode. Check out the full Octave Remastered Series: https://www.errollgarner.com/ Learn more about Erroll Garner Uncovered: https://errollgarner.com/podcast Follow Erroll Garner on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialerrollgarner/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/errollgarnerofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/errollgarner YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC960_Jq0MdN_RuLbTGfR1HA
12:49
October 24, 2020
EP.05 - Vijay Iyer / A Night At The Movies
Vijay Iyer joins Robin D.G. Kelley for a journey into Garner’s 1965 trio album A Night At The Movies. Their conversation not only deconstructs that music, but it explores the deep connections between Vijay Iyer’s own work as a musician and scholar, and the foundational elements of Garner’s unique and undeniable artistry. A Night At The Movies is Garner’s love letter to the films of his youth, and contains some of the finest studio recordings of his longest running trio with drummer Kelly Martin and bassist Eddie Calhoun. Listen to the album: https://www.errollgarner.com/anightatthemovies-ors Check out the full Octave Remastered Series: https://www.errollgarner.com/ Learn more about Erroll Garner Uncovered: https://errollgarner.com/podcast Follow Erroll Garner on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialerrollgarner/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/errollgarnerofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/errollgarner YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC960_Jq0MdN_RuLbTGfR1HA Find out more about our guest Vijay Iyer https://vijay-iyer.com
58:20
October 9, 2020
EP.04 - Terri Lyne Carrington / A New Kind Of Love
Terri Lyne Carrington and host Robin D.G. Kelley step inside Erroll’s Garner’s underrated opus, A New Kind of Love. Carrington is the only drummer to appear on the Uncovered podcast, and she brings her own nuanced perspective on Garner’s unique rhythmic approach. She and Dr. Kelley unpack the gendered complexities of the film A New Kind of Love, Garner’s process of arranging for orchestra, and the role their friend Geri Allen played in preserving Garner’s legacy. This album represents Garner’s only orchestral film scoring. Recorded separately, and in addition to the film score itself, Garner improvises alongside a roaring 35-piece orchestra.  Listen to the album: https://www.errollgarner.com/anewkindoflove-ors  Check out the full Octave Remastered Series: https://www.errollgarner.com/  Learn more about Erroll Garner Uncovered: https://errollgarner.com/podcast  Follow Erroll Garner on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialerrollgarner/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/errollgarnerofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/errollgarner TouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC960_Jq0MdN_RuLbTGfR1HA Find out more about our guest Terri Lyne Carrington  https://www.terrilynecarrington.com
1:01:20
September 25, 2020
EP.03 - Jason Moran / One World Concert
Jason Moran joins host Robin D.G. Kelley for a journey through Garner’s album One World Concert. From his early days studying with Jaki Byard at the Manhattan School of Music, to his work on Geri Allen’s tribute to Concert By The Sea, there are few artists in the world with a better understanding of Garner’s unique artistry. On this special episode, Moran lays out a path for future Garner scholars to follow and steps behind the piano to unravel the complex harmony in one of Garner’s previously unreleased introductions. Listen to the album: https://www.errollgarner.com/oneworldconcert-ors Check out the full Octave Remastered Series: https://www.errollgarner.com/ Learn more about Erroll Garner Uncovered: errollgarner.com/podcast Follow Erroll Garner on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialerrollgarner/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/errollgarnerofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/errollgarner YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC960_Jq0MdN_RuLbTGfR1HA Find out more about our guest Jason Moran http://www.jasonmoran.com/
56:06
September 11, 2020
EP.02 - Chick Corea / Closeup In Swing
On episode two of Uncovered, pianist Chick Corea rediscovers the music of Erroll Garner. He joins host Robin D.G. Kelley for a dive into Garner’s second Octave-era album, Closeup In Swing and performs a beautiful improvisation inspired by Garner. Closeup In Swing was recorded over several sessions during the summer of 1961, the album has recently been remastered and expanded to include a previously unheard Garner original, “Octave 103” Listen to the album: https://www.errollgarner.com/closeupinswing-ors Check out the full Octave Remastered Series: https://www.errollgarner.com/ Learn more about Erroll Garner Uncovered: errollgarner.com/podcast Follow Erroll Garner on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialerrollgarner/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/errollgarnerofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/errollgarner YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC960_Jq0MdN_RuLbTGfR1HA Find out more about our guest Chick Corea Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chickcorea/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chickcorea/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChickCorea
46:45
August 28, 2020
EP.01 - Eric Reed / Dreamstreet
Host Robin D.G. Kelley and Pianist Eric Reed discuss Erroll Garner’s album Dreamstreet. Recorded in December of 1959 and released in March of 1961 as the first product of Garner’s newly formed Octave Records, Dreamstreet is also the first album of the recently released Octave Remastered Series. Hear what makes this album so important and explore what Erroll Garner’s music has meant to Eric Reed’s own music journey. Listen to the album: https://www.errollgarner.com/dreamstreet-ors Check out the full Octave Remastered Series: https://www.errollgarner.com/ Learn more about Erroll Garner Uncovered: errollgarner.com/podcast Follow Erroll Garner on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialerrollgarner/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/errollgarnerofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/errollgarner YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC960_Jq0MdN_RuLbTGfR1HA Find out more about our guest  Eric Reed: http://ericreed.net
32:23
August 14, 2020
Trailer - Introducing Erroll Garner Uncovered
Hear a taste of the first few episodes featuring conversations between host Robin D.G. Kelley and Chick Corea, Eric Reed, Helen Sung, Vijay Iyer, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Jason Moran. Uncovered is a 12-part podcast series hosted by acclaimed author Robin D.G. Kelley, exploring the life and work of pianist Erroll Garner. Each episode is grounded in one of Garner's albums and features a conversation between Robin and a different musician. The guests include some of today's most important voices in jazz, as Uncovered attempts to answer one central question: Who is Erroll Garner to you?
04:33
July 23, 2020