JAZZ LEGENDS - George Shearing Live at Ambassador Auditorium (1981)

JAZZ LEGENDS - George Shearing Live at Ambassador Auditorium (1981)


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Torff, Brian - Double Bass

Venue: Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena
Date of Concert: 1981

The New Yorkers
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
I'd Rather be Right
Lazy River

Catalogue Number: DJ-864
UPC: 022891986492

Few musicians in the history of jazz have made such a lasting popular and worldwide impression as pianist George Shearing. Deified in the 1950s by Jack Kerouac in the novel On the Road, Shearing moved from early success in his native Britain to postwar New York where he captured the spirit of successive jazz generations and created a permanent place for himself in the Hall of Fame with his quintet's September in the Rain and his own quintessentially hip composition Lullaby of Birdland. The artistry of Shearing's legendary bluesy, "locked-hands" style is as fresh and appealing as ever.

In Shearing we have a jazz artist who has seen and heard it all. His influences range from boogie-woogie to stride to bebop, and he incorporates all of those distinct styles into one that sounds like ... George Shearing. Shearing is one of a handful of jazz legends still giving us the benefit of their experience. Overlook him at your own risk.

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