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Original Misty
Erroll Garner
Original Misty
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Erroll Garner
Title: Original Misty
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042283491021, 042283491045

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+1/2 -- Take 1 of Garner's classic "Misty" plus more
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 03/13/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded in 1954 in Chicago, and originally released under the title of "Erroll Garner Contrasts", this disc features a number of one-take recordings. Two tracks from the same session (but different original LP releases) have been added to this CD release: "Exactly Like You" and "Oh, Lady Be Good."

Although perhaps it was simply coincidence, the Chicago location of the recording date shows through in the bluesy edge that many of the tracks have. Most of the performances are a lot more bouncy and upbeat than other Garner recordings I've listened to, yet they retain a relaxed feeling.

According to the liner notes this is the very first version of "Misty" ever recorded. Apparently Garner composed it in his head while flying to the session. The version heard here is take 1. The featured trio is: Erroll Garner (p), Wyatt Ruther (b) and Eugene Heard (d)."
Classic Garner - The Mercury Years
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As the title says, this CD contains the original version of Garner's classic track "Misty", plus a good dozen standards done in Garner's unique style, which has been copied so often that it is now ubiquitous. Several great Garner originals on here too... like the hot "7-11 Jump". This CD was also remastered, and sounds terrific. If you like Erroll Garner, you'll be sure to like this one."
Just In Case You Forgot....
Victor Cager | Dallas,TX USA | 03/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How good it is to remember true greatness....Erroll Garner has always been one of my favorites. My father and I would sat and listen to him for hours at a time on Sunday afternoons and he never let us down...each time we heard one of his recordings was like the first time, there was something very much alive in Mr. Garner's musicianship."