Mezzoforte

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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 had learned the track from the single played at the wrong speed.[1] 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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Steinar 037 Mezzoforte — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Mezzoforte (Album) Steinar Steinar 037 Iceland 1979 Sell This Version
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STEINAR 039 Í Hakanum — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Í Hakanum (Album) Steinar STEINAR 039 Iceland 1980 Sell This Version
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Steinar 053 Þvílíkt Og Annað Eins — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Þvílíkt Og Annað Eins Steinar Steinar 053 Iceland 1981 Sell This Version
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STE LP02 Surprise Surprise — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Surprise Surprise (Album) Steinar, Steinar STE LP02 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
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Steinar 068, STLP 068, Stlp 068 Sprelllifandi — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Sprelllifandi (Album) Steinar, Steinar, Steinar Steinar 068, STLP 068, Stlp 068 Iceland 1983 Sell This Version
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IMP 072 Yfirsýn — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Yfirsýn (Album) Steinar IMP 072 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
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825 085-1 Rising — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Rising (Album) Steinar 825 085-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
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634.032 No Limits — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte No Limits (Album) Steinar, Funkin' Marvellous Records, Steinar, Funkin' Marvellous Records 634.032 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
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TAIR 86039 Check It Out — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte, Toots Thielemans Mezzoforte, Toots Thielemans - Check It Out(LP, Album, Smplr) BBC Radioplay Music TAIR 86039 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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001 Solid Silver — Mezzoforte Bobby Harrison, Mezzoforte Bobby Harrison, Mezzoforte - Solid Silver (Album) BAT (5) 001 Iceland 1987 Sell This Version
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PK 74056 Playing For Time — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Playing For Time (Album) RCA PK 74056 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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921.216-4 Daybreak — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Daybreak (Album) Spor 921.216-4 Netherlands Antilles 1993 Sell This Version
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2002739 Monkey-Fields — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Monkey-Fields (Album) Spor 2002739 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
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BHM 1001-2 Forward Motion — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Forward Motion (Album) BHM Productions BHM 1001-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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DVD 501 Kaleidoscope — Mezzoforte Árni Egilsson* + Mezzoforte + Kór Langholtskirkju* + Jón Stefánsson Árni Egilsson* + Mezzoforte + Kór Langholtskirkju* + Jón Stefánsson - Kaleidoscope(DVD, Album + CD, Album) Jazzvakning Records, Arnaeus Music, Inc. DVD 501 Iceland 2005 Sell This Version
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BHM 1035-2 Live In Reykjavik — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Live In Reykjavik (Album) BHM Productions GmbH BHM 1035-2 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
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MEZZO 003 Volcanic — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Volcanic (Album) Koolmusik MEZZO 003 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
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BHM 1063-2 Islands — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Islands (Album) BHM Productions BHM 1063-2 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Dreamland / Shooting Star — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Dreamland / Shooting Star Steinar none UK 1982 Sell This Version
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JS 1206 Midnight Express (Live) / Midnight Express — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Midnight Express (Live) / Midnight Express (Single, Maxi) Jump & Shout JS 1206 France & Benelux 1983 Sell This Version
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JS 4504 Rockall — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Rockall Steinar JS 4504 Benelux 1983 Sell This Version
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P 001 Garden Party — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Garden Party (Maxi, Single) Steinar P 001 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
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YD 656 Garden Party / The Safety Dance  — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte / Men Without Hats Mezzoforte / Men Without Hats - Garden Party / The Safety Dance (7", Jukebox) CGD YD 656 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
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Q 2446X Spring Fever / Summer Dream — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Spring Fever / Summer Dream (Single, Maxi) Steinar Q 2446X Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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P 004 Midnight Sun — Mezzoforte Mezzoforte Midnight Sun (Single, Maxi) Steinar P 004 Australia 1984 Sell This Version