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George Shearing

George Shearing - The London Years

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The London Years

By  George Shearing

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Most of pianist George Shearing's earliest recordings are included on this enjoyable swing-oriented CD. During the war years, when he was in his early 20s, Shearing was most influenced by Teddy Wilson, Earl Hines and Art Tatum, but even at that early stage, he was developing his own musical personality. A virtuoso from the start, Shearing is in consistently brilliant form on these standards, originals, and a few interesting boogie-woogie stomps. Of the 25 selections, 22 are piano solos, two are duets with drummer Carlo Krahmer, and one song ("Squeezin' the Blues") is a rare outing for Shearing on accordion; his backup group consists of Krahmer and Leonard Feather on piano. Highly recommended.


1              How Come You Do Me Like You Do?

2              Stomp In F

3              Squeezin' The Blues

4              Southern Fried

5              Missouri Scrambler

6              Overnight Hop

7              Delayed Action

8              Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar

9              How Could You?

10           A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody

11           These Foolish Things

12           More Than You Know

13           Softly As In A Morning Sunrise

14           You Stepped Out Of A Dream

15           Spookie Woogie

16           Moon Ray

17           Rosetta

18           I'll Never Let A Day Pass By

19           Coquette

20           Out Of Nowhere

21           Can't We Be Friends?

22           Ghost Of A Chance

23           Guilty

24           I Found A New Boogie

25           Sweet Lorraine

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