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Mezzoforte

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Mezzoforte is an Icelandic, instrumental jazz-funk/fusion band, formed in 1977. They signed a record deal with Icelandic label Steinar. Their biggest hit single was Garden Party (1983), taken from their fourth album (second international release), Surprise Surprise. It peaked at number 17 in the UK Singles Chart. The solo that takes place two minutes into 'Garden Party', was created and played on the flugelhorn by English trumpeter, Stephen Dawson. 'Garden Party' was later covered by Herb Alpert at a slower speed than the original, apparently as he'd learned the track from the single played at the wrong speed. Another single, Rockall, spent one week at number 75 in the same listing in June that year, and was used as a signature tune by several European radio chart shows.

The band was named after the traditional musical term mezzo forte, an instruction to play, literally, "moderately loud".

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Members:Ari Bragi Kárason, Björn Thorarensen, Bruno H. M. Müller, Eythor Gunnarsson, Fridrik Karlsson, Guðmundur Pétursson, Gunnlaugur Briem, Hjörtur Howser, Jóel Pálsson, Jóhann Ásmundsson, Jonas Wall, Kåre Kolve, Kristinn Svavarsson, Óskar Guðjónsson, Sebastian Studnitzky, Shady Owens, Stefán S. Stefánsson, Thomas Dyani
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