Sunday, March 22, 2009


A Jazz Date With George Shearing - George Shearing Quintet

Rating: 4.5/10
Sound Quality: 320 kb/s
Format: Mp3
Record Label: Membran
Year Released: 2005
Album Covers: Included
Pass: radiodada

About George Shearing
Sir George Shearing OBE (b. August 13, 1919) is a British jazz pianist who, during the 1950s, had a popular Jazz group for MGM Records and Capitol Records. He has written over 300 compositions and has had multiple albums on the Billboard magazine charts throughout the '50s, '60s, '80s and '90s.

He became known for a piano technique known as Shearing's voicing, a type of double melody block chord, with an additional fifth part that doubles the melody an octave lower.

Shearing's interest in classical music resulted in some performances with concert orchestras in the 1950s and 1960s, and his solos frequently draw upon the music of Debussy and, particularly, Erik Satie for inspiration.


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