I get misty…

“Misty” is a jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Erroll Garner.

Misty (Live At Marla’s Memory Lane Supper Club, Los Angeles, CA / May 30-31, 1986) · Etta James Blues In The Night, Vol. 1: The Early Show ℗ 1986 Fantasy Records, Distributed by Concord. Released: 1986-01-01 Alto Saxophone: Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Saxophones, Producer, Co- Producer: Red Holloway Guitar: Shuggie Otis Upright Bass: Richard Reid Drums: Paul Humphrey Recording Producer: Ralph Jungheim Recording Engineer: John Eargle Mastering Engineer: George Horn Vocals: Etta James Recording Engineer: Erik Blank Hammond B3: Jack McDuff Composer: Johnny Burke Composer: Erroll Garner

Originally composed as an instrumental following the traditional 32-bar format, the tune later had lyrics by Johnny Burke and became the signature song of Johnny Mathis.

Johnny Mathis ~ Misty Sarah’s accompanied by Kirk Stuart (piano), Charles “Buster” Williams (bass), and Georges Hughes (drums). Recorded in Sweden, 1964. (Mercury Records)

Oscar Peterson Trio & Clark Terry – Misty

Oscar Peterson Trio & Ella Fitzgerald – Jazz At The Philharmonic – 1957
This is the full concert of The Oscar Peterson Trio with Ella Fitzgerald from the ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’ tour 1957 in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Netherlands. This concert was recorded on May 5, 1957 by Dutch AVRO television at the time and broadcast on August 28, 1958. The concert is introduced by Norman Granz himself. First he introduces the Oscar Peterson Trio with Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. Later they are joined by Joe Jones on drums and Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Half way the concert Stuff Smith joins on violin. And last but certainly not least, Mrs Ella Fitzgerald joins, with Don Abney on piano! Recorded on May 5, 1957 and first broadcast on August 25, 1958.

“Look at me, I’m as helpless as a kitten up a tree
Feel like I’m clinging to a cloud I can’t understand,
I get misty just holding your hand.

Walk my way, And a thousand violins begin to play
Might be the sound of your hello That music I hear,
I get misty the moment you’re near

And you can see that you’re leading me on
And it’s just, and it’s just what I want you to do
Don’t you notice how hopelessly I’m lost
That’s why I’m following you.

On my own, Would I wander through this wonderland alone
Never knowing my right foot from my left, My hat from my glove,
I’m too misty, and too much in love.

And you can see that you’re leading me on
And it’s just, and it’s just what I want you to do
Don’t you notice how hopelessly I’m lost
That’s why I’m following you.

On my own, Would I wander through this wonderland alone
Never knowing my right foot from my left, My hat from my glove,
I’m too misty, and too much in love I get too misty, and too much in love… ”

Kenny G featuring Gladys Knight ALBUM At Last… The Duets Album WRITERS: Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner trio plays Misty in the old BRT studio in Brussels, Belgium

https://youtu.be/dFUDub7m3cU Misty Blue ARTIST Dorothy Moore ALBUM Music of Mississippi WRITERS Bob Montgomery https://youtu.be/PwmfzzyiV1Y Oh! Look at Me Now · Frank Sinatra · Joe Bushkin · John DeVries · Joe Bushkin · John DeVries

Etta Jones – Misty

Julie London-Misty

Misty – (Samba) – Brass Quintet (Sheet Music)

Live recording of 1992 from the Munich Philharmonie George Shearing – piano – Misty

Sir George Shearing, (13 August 1919 – 14 February 2011) was a British jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles, including the jazz standard “Lullaby of Birdland”, had multiple albums on the Billboard charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. He died of heart failure in New York City, at the age of 91.

Born in Battersea, London, Shearing was the youngest of nine children. He was born blind to working class parents: his father delivered coal and his mother cleaned trains in the evening. He started to learn piano at the age of three and began formal training at Linden Lodge School for the Blind, where he spent four years. Though he was offered several scholarships, Shearing opted to perform at a local pub, the Mason’s Arms in Lambeth, for “25 bob a week” playing piano and accordion. He joined an all-blind band during that time and was influenced by the records of Teddy Wilson and Fats Waller.

Shearing made his first BBC radio broadcast during this time after befriending Leonard Feather, with whom he started recording in 1937. In 1940, Shearing joined Harry Parry’s popular band and contributed to the comeback of Stéphane Grappelli. […] In 1947, Shearing emigrated to the United States, where his harmonically complex style mixing swing, bop and modern classical influences gained popularity.

One of his first performances in the US was at the Hickory House. He performed with the Oscar Pettiford Trio and led a jazz quartet with Buddy DeFranco, which led to contractual problems, since Shearing was under contract to MGM and DeFranco to Capitol Records. In 1949, he formed the first George Shearing Quintet, a band with Margie Hyams (vibraphone), Chuck Wayne (guitar), later replaced by Toots Thielemans (listed as John Tillman), John Levy (bass) and Denzil Best (drums) and recorded for Discovery, Savoy and MGM, including the immensely popular single “September in the Rain” (MGM), which sold over 900,000 copies; “my other hit” to accompany “Lullaby of Birdland”. […]

Shearing’s interest in classical music resulted in some performances with concert orchestras in the 1950s and 1960s, and his solos frequently drew upon the music of Satie, Delius and Debussy for inspiration. He became known for a piano technique known as “Shearing’s voicing”, a type of double melody block chord, with an additional fifth part that doubles the melody an octave lower. (This style is also known as “locked hands” and the jazz organist Milt Buckner is generally credited with inventing it.)

In 1956, Shearing became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He continued to play with his quintet, with augmented players through the years, and recorded with Capitol until 1969. […] In 1970, he began to “phase out his by-now-predictable quintet” and disbanded the group in 1978. One of his more notable albums during this period was The Reunion, with George Shearing (Verve 1976), made in collaboration with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Rusty Jones, and featuring Stéphane Grappelli, the musician with whom he had debuted as a sideman decades before. Later, Shearing played with a trio, as a soloist and increasingly in a duo.

Among his collaborations were sets with the Montgomery Brothers, Marian McPartland, Brian Q. Torff, Jim Hall, Hank Jones and Kenny Davern. In 1979, Shearing signed with Concord Records, and recorded for the label with Mel Tormé. This collaboration garnered Shearing and Tormé two Grammys, one in 1983 and another in 1984. Shearing remained fit and active well into his later years and continued to perform, even after being honoured with an Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.

He never forgot his native country and, in his last years, would split his year between living in New York and Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, UK, where he had bought a house with his second wife, singer Ellie Geffert. This gave him the opportunity to tour the UK, giving concerts, often with Tormé, backed by the BBC Big Band. He was appointed OBE in 1996. In 2007, he was knighted. “So”, he noted later, “the poor, blind kid from Battersea became Sir George Shearing. Now that’s a fairy tale come true.”

In 2004, he released his memoirs, Lullaby of Birdland, which was accompanied by a double-album “musical autobiography”, Lullabies of Birdland. Shortly afterwards, however, he suffered a fall at his home and retired from regular performing.

George Shearing Quintet – Jazz Concert (Full Album) 01. Walkin’ 00:00 02. Love Is Just Around The Corner 08:00 03. I Cover The Waterfront 21:08 04. Love Walked In 28:13 05. There With You 34:38 06. Bel Aire 39:25 Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc. Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles Recorded At – Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Credits: Piano – George Shearing Double Bass – Bill Yancey Drums – Vernel Fournier Guitar – John Gray Vibraphone – Gary Burton Liner Notes – Leonard Feather Photography By – Capitol Photo Studio, George Jerman Producer – Tom Morgan

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