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George Shearing: The George Shearing Collection: 1939-1958 [Box]

Track List

>How Come You Do Me Like You Do - (featuring Carlo Krahmer)
>Stomp in F
>Squeezing the Blues - (featuring Leonard Feather)
>Missouri Scrambler - (featuring Carlo Krahmer/Leonard Feather)
>Overnight Hop - (featuring Carlo Krahmer/Leonard Feather)
>Dinah - (featuring Stéphane Grappelli Quartet)
>Jive Bomber - (featuring Stéphane Grappelli Quartet)
>Jump for Joy - (featuring Stéphane Grappelli Quartet)
>Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar - (featuring Stéphane Grappelli Quartet)
>Honeysuckle Rose
>Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody, A
>More Than You Know
>Boogie Ride
>I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance
>Time on My Hands
>Cymbal Simon
>Riff Up Them Stairs
>Trunk Call
>Lady Be Good
>So Rare
>Have You Met Miss Jones
>Buccaneer's Bounce
>When Darkness Falls
>Bop's Your Uncle - (featuring Curley Russell)
>Sweet and Lovely - (featuring Curley Russell)
>Sophisticated Lady - (featuring Curley Russell)
>Nearness of You, The - (featuring Jack Fallon)
>Someone to Watch Over Me - (featuring Jack Fallon)
>Man from Minton's, The - (featuring Jack Fallon)
>Poinciana - (featuring Jack Fallon)
>Moon Over Miami
>September in the Rain
>Bop Look and Listen
>You Are Too Beautiful
>I Didn't Know What Time It Was
>Continental, The
>Nothin' But D Best
>East of the Sun
>I'l Remember April
>Little White Lies
>Jumpin' with Symphony Sid
>Changing with the Times
>When Your Lover Has Gone
>As Long as There's Music
>Roses of Picardy
>For You
>Geneva's Move
>Pick Yourself Up
>I'll Be Around
>Indian Summer
>They All Laughed
>Loose Leaf
>Easy Living
>Taking a Chance on Love
>You're Driving Me Crazy
>I Hear Music
>I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance
>Swedish Pastry
>How High the Moon
>When Lights Are Low
>Lullaby of Birdland
>Our Love Is Here to Stay
>Love Is Just Around the Corner
>Mambo with Me
>Without You
>Old Devil Moon
>Mi Musica As Parati
>Anitra's Nanigo (Anitra's Dance)
>Cuban Love Song
>Watch Your Step
>Poodle Mambo
>Canto Karabali (Jungle Drums)
>Strange Enchantment
>Stella by Starlight
>On the Street Where You Live
>Friendly Persuasion
>For Every Man There's a Woman
>It Might as Well Be Spring
>High on a Windy Hill
>Tune for Humming, A
>Sigh No More
>From Rags to Richards
>I'm Left with Blues in My Heart
>Pawn Ticket
>In the Night
>I Hear Music
>Senor Blues
>Confessin' the Blues
>Thrill Is Gone, The
>Late, Late Show, The
>I'd Love to Make Love to You
>Cheek to Cheek - (featuring Billy May's Brass Choir)
>Memories of You - (featuring Billy May's Brass Choir)

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

George Shearing, who died in 2011, was one of the most illustrious jazz pianists of his era, overcoming blindness to become one of the truly distinctive keyboard stylists, equally at home as soloist, small group leader, with big bands or as an empathetic accompanist for some of the fine singers who were his contemporaries. This collection traces his recording career over a crucial 20-year period from its very beginnings just before the outbreak of WWII

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Geoff Wilding.

Recording information: London (02/03/1947-07/17/1952); Los Angeles, CA (02/03/1947-07/17/1952); NY (02/03/1947-07/17/1952); London (03/02/1939-11/26/1948); Los Angeles, CA (03/02/1939-11/26/1948); NY (03/02/1939-11/26/1948); London (10/10/1951-04/15/1953); Los Angeles, CA (10/10/1951-04/15/1953); NY (10/10/1951-04/15/1953).


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