My knowledge of Erroll Garner's songwriting is limited to the fact that he composed one great song,
"Misty", in 1954, later given lyrics by Johnny Burke - a song which was popularised in Clint Eastwood's
1971 movie thriller Play Misty For Me, but which first came to my attention when Ray Stevens released
what might best be described as his "hillbilly" version in 1975. I realised even from Stevens' version that this
was no ordinary pop song, but one with harmonic and melodic subtleties which hinted at the presence of a great musician.