Erroll Garner  

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Erroll Louis Garner (June 15 1921January 2 1977) was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad Misty became a jazz standard with singers. He is often identified as a stride player. calls him "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and a "brilliant virtuoso".

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