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by George Shearing
     
 

George Shearing, 84 at the time of this recording, shows that he can still play 65 years since his recording debut. His wit (starting off the set with a bossa nova version of "Giant Steps"), creativity, and technique are all very much intact. Some of the music is easy listening (as has always been true of the output throughout his long career), while other pieces burn… See more details below

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George Shearing, 84 at the time of this recording, shows that he can still play 65 years since his recording debut. His wit (starting off the set with a bossa nova version of "Giant Steps"), creativity, and technique are all very much intact. Some of the music is easy listening (as has always been true of the output throughout his long career), while other pieces burn a bit. The rhythm section (with guitarist Reg Schwager and Shearing's longtime bassist Neil Swainson) is a bit reminiscent in spots of the King Cole Trio and the pianist hints in spots at his other influences (including Teddy Wilson and Erroll Garner). But as usual, Shearing mostly sounds like himself, swinging with a twinkle in his eye and a very active brain. As famous as he is (and possibly because of his fame), George Shearing remains one of the underrated jazz greats. Highlights include "Giant Steps," "You and the Night and the Music," Artie Shaw's "Moon Ray," "Tricrotism," "Lullaby in Rhythm," and "When Lights Are Low."

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2004
Label:
Mack Avenue
UPC:
0673203101524
catalogNumber:
31015
Rank:
308783

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Shearing   Primary Artist,Piano
Neil Swainson   Bass,Double Bass
Reg Schwager   Guitar

Technical Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Oscar Pettiford   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Michael Leonard   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Pryor   Producer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Larry Blumenfeld   Liner Notes
Jack Sharpe   Composer
William Engvick   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Nat Madison   Composer
Herbert Martin   Composer
Edward Redding   Composer
Clarence Profit   Composer
Gretchen Carhartt   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Artie Quenzer   Composer
Jerry Herst   Composer

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