Reflections: The Best of George Shearing, 1992-1998

Reflections: The Best of George Shearing, 1992-1998

by George Shearing
     
 
Subtitled The Best of George Shearing (1992-1998), Reflections truly is just that. This excellent compilation culls tracks from seven discs recorded while Shearing was in his seventies, placing him in different contexts performing a variety of mostly familiar material. His solo take on Dave

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Subtitled The Best of George Shearing (1992-1998), Reflections truly is just that. This excellent compilation culls tracks from seven discs recorded while Shearing was in his seventies, placing him in different contexts performing a variety of mostly familiar material. His solo take on Dave Brubeck's "Summer Song" is especially beautiful, and the trio arrangements of "Straighten Up and Fly Right" and "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" are standouts. However, it's the varied instrumentation that keeps the listener tuned in. The gorgeous accompaniment of the Robert Farnon Orchestra elevates and enriches "Oh, Lady Be Good!" without diminishing its inherent swing and gives "How Beautiful is the Night" a texturally shimmering glow. Vibist Steve Nelson and guitarist Louis Stewart are especially effective on the quintet version of Shearing's own "Conception" and add quiet depth to the Horace Silver composition, "Peace." Reflections provides a tasty re-introduction to some fine music from a very classy gentleman.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2000
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408351327
catalogNumber:
83513
Rank:
127863

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Shearing   Primary Artist,Piano
Neil Swainson   Bass
Don Thompson   Vibes
Louis Stewart   Guitar
Grady Tate   Drums
Steve Nelson   Vibes
Robert Farnon Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Allan Ganley   Drums
Dennis Mackrel   Drums
Frank Ricotti   Percussion,Vibes
Reg Schwager   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jack Renner   Engineer
John Snyder   Producer,Recording Producer
Robert Woods   Executive Producer
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction
Alyn Shipton   Liner Notes
Brian Sooy   Cover Design

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