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
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).