Misty by Errol Garner

This jam track:

  • Key of E flat
  • 60 BPM
  • Repeats 3 times
  • Style: Ballad-Swing

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Listen:

Reference Track (With Bass)

Play Along Track (Without Bass) – [Click here to download]

As Performed by Ella Fitzgerald

Misty” is a jazz standard written in 1954 by pianist Erroll Garner. He composed it as an instrumental in the traditional 32-bar format, and recorded it for the album Contrasts. Lyrics were added later by Johnny Burke. It appeared on Johnny Mathis’ 1959 album Heavenly, and this recording reached number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart later that year. It has since become the signature song of Mathis.

The song has been recorded by many other artists, including versions by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Ray Stevens who released a hit country version in 1975. Recordings by both Mathis and Garner have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • Count Basie: Dance Along with Basie (1959)
  • Bing Crosby: (1961) for use on his radio show
  • Aretha Franklin: Yeah!!! (1965)
  • Groove Holmes (1966)
  • Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio (1974)
  • Marty Robbins (1962)

Erroll Garner plays Misty

Performed by the Jazzis Project