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Brass Banding Goes Pop: EM60’s 2020 Advent Calendar: 16. Misty

A jazz standard performed with the most overlooked of solo instruments

  • Piece: Misty;
  • Composer: Erroll Garner;
  • Arranger: Alan Fernie;
  • Soloist: Brent Heyworth.

Few jazz standards could lay claim to have influenced a Clint Eastwood film. Misty, the muse in Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty For Me, is by far Erroll Garner’s best-known work. The song was first recorded in 1955 for the album Contrasts.

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