We remember George Shearing. ‘The Lullaby of Shearing Land’

This day ( February 14, 2011), in New York City, New York, died Sir George Shearing, an Anglo-American jazz pianist.

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Digest Tracklist :

w/ Peggy Lee – Lullaby Of Birdland . w/ Mel Torme – Medley At Newport . At The Boston Pops . I’Ll Be Around . Move . w/ Pat Boone – Two Well Knowns In Paradise .

TOP 10

George Shearing Top 10 :

Guilty . Lullaby Of Birdland . September In The Rain . Pick Yourself Up . Conception . I’ll Remember April . Autumn Leaves . Have You Met Miss Jones? . Little White Lies . I Didn’t Know What Time It Was .

SELECTED ALBUMS

George Shearing’s The Swingin’s Mutual! is an album recorded with Nancy Wilson on June 29 & July 5–6, 1960 and January 7, 1961. >>

An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé is a live (and the first of six albums they did together) album recorded on April 15, 1982. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1959] you do not missColeman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Barbara Dane, Dakota Staton, Gene Krupa among others at the Timex All-Star Jazz Show on CBShosted by Jackie Gleason >> 14 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1989] Mel Torme and George Shearing join forces at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 90 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1959] you do not want to miss the Bing Crosby Oldsmobile Show on ABC with Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and George Shearing. >> 28 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day ( February 14, 2011), in New York City, New York, died Sir George Shearing, an Anglo-American jazz pianist.

Official Site : Shearing was born in 1919 in the Battersea area of London. Congenitally blind, he was the youngest of nine children. His father delivered coal and his mother cleaned trains at night after caring for the children during the day.

@jazzprofessional.com : And all my musical foundations, obviously, were laid here—going back to the age of three. My family tell me that I used to listen to the old crystal set, then go to the piano and pick out the tune that I just heard.

@last.fm : . His style, including the joint playing of the melody by piano and vibraphone, was also widely copied, becoming part of the idiom of pop music, so that his records from that period now sound far less innovative than they did at the time.

@Discogs : He moved to the US in 1947, and was amongst the first postwar British jazz musicians to make a sold career there. He was oppointed OBE in 2007, and then knighted in 2007, both by Queen Elizabeth II. He died of heart failure.

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