When they stop imitating me then I’ll start wondering where I’m going wrong. Every day when I sit down to play, I learn something new.
George Wein, Duke Ellington, and Erroll Garner
Johnny Mathis and Erroll Garner, probably working on “Misty”
Earl Hines with eye patch, Erroll Garner, Billy Eckstine, Maxine Sullivan, and Mary Lou Williams at the piano,
“There exists in Erroll Garner’s playing an emotional infectiousness from which no one with the slightest affinity for music is immune…. Listen to any Erroll Garner recording and you realize, above all else, this man loved to play piano. If you were lucky enough to see him, you also know he loved to share that joy with his audience.”
Paul Conley, who wrote and produced a show about Garner for National Public Radio (NPR)