Released: Jul 1954
Label: Verve Records
The version of "Misty" here became one of the defining (and most deserving) instrumental hits of the 1950s, and remains associated with Garner today. Dig "Part Time Blues," then stay around for his sublime readings of key standards. Check out how often his rhythm section has to quickly pause to figure out where Garner's headed - he was an endlessly inventive improviser.