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Pianist was brother of Errol GarnerCopyright © 2003
Ron Hearn sends the following message:
"I am sad to report that pianist Linton Garner, older brother of Erroll Garner, passed earlier today in Vancouver, of a heart attack following a fall in his apartment. He was 87. Linton has been a resident of Vancouver for many years, playing in recent years at Rossini's restaurant here."
Linton Garner played with or arranged for Billy Eckstine, Earl Coleman, Fats Navarro and Babs Gonzales, among others, and recorded an album as a leader in 1959 under the title Garner Plays Garner.
JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation