Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Play Misty for Me...

Misty was written as an instrumental piece in 1954 by Jazz pianist Erroll Gardner. The following year lyricist Jimmy Burke added lyrics and Lounge Lizards everywhere rejoiced. Today we take a look at a few of the countless interpretations of this jazz standard.

Ella Fitzgerald

Sarah Vaughn

Here's an intersting interpretation by Liberace - what's with the seagulls?

Johnny Mathis made Misty his signature song

Here's the ever-sultry Julie London

In closing, here's Erroll Garner performing his classic...

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