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George Shearing Trio & Stephane Grapelli - The Reunion (1977/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing Trio & St├ęphane Grapelli - The Reunion (1977/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:22 minutes | 799 MB
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A wonderful release with pianist George Shearing collaborating with violinist St├ęphane Grappelli. Shearing's sessions are usually more introspective and light than upbeat and hot, but Grappelli's soaring, exuberant violin solos seem to put a charge into Shearing, who responds with some of his hottest playing in many years.
George Shearing Trio - Windows (1978/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing Trio - Windows (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:20 minutes | 784 MB
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This particular George Shearing Trio recorded three albums for MPS during 1977-79 and provided an excellent outlet for the brilliant pianist just prior to his association with the Concord label.
George Shearing with Andrew Simpkins - The Many Facets of George Shearing (1978/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing - The Many Facets of George Shearing (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 50:11 minutes | 910 MB
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This 1976 session finds pianist George Shearing at a crossroads in his career, transitioning from his classic quintet to working with smaller duos or trios. He is accompanied here only by bassist Andrew Simpkins, an alumnus of The Three Sounds. The material focuses mainly on pop hits, from the Beatles to Mack the Knife.
The George Shearing Quintet & Amigos - The Way We Are (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing Quintet & Amigos - The Way We Are (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 39:44 minutes | 784 MB
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The formula for the George Shearing Quintet was wearing very thin by the time of this 1974 release, although he adds two Latin percussionists to the group for variety. The lack of notable sidemen means that Shearing does almost all of the solos, excepting the guest percussionists, but the major weakness of this record is the inane material. While Stevie Wonder's 'The Sunshine of My Life' has been successfully absorbed into the jazz repertoire, forgettable turkeys like 'Do You Know the Way to San Jose,' 'Killing Me Softly,' a Muzak-like rendition of 'Superstar' (the sleep-inducing hit for Karen Carpenter written by Leon Russell), the insipid 'The World Is a Ghetto,' and especially the nauseating Gilbert O'Sullivan ballad 'Alone Again (Naturally)' prove that even a first-rate musician can do little to make these tunes interesting to jazz listeners.
George Shearing Trio & The Robert Farnon Orchestra - On Target (1982/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing Trio & The Robert Farnon Orchestra - On Target (1982/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 44:29 minutes | 790 MB
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A lost gem featuring wonderful and talented jazz musicians, blessed with feel, harmony and driving vibes. Great session and recordings.
George Shearing Trio - Light, Airy & Swinging (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing - Light, Airy & Swinging (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 43:04 minutes | 825 MB
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George Shearing, after over two decades as leader of his popular Quintet, was largely taken for granted as a pianist. His trio recordings for MPS in the mid-'70s did a lot to salvage and restore his former reputation as a virtuoso and a distinctive player.
George Shearing - My Ship (1975/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing - My Ship (1975/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:41 minutes | 877 MB
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This solo piano set by George Shearing is quite eccentric and unpredictable. Freed from the constraints of his popular Quintet, Shearing lets his imagination loose on songs that include 'My Ship,' 'Happy Days Are Here Again,' 'The Entertainer' (which is turned into jazz after a rag beginning), 'Londonberry Air,' and – unfortunately – 'Send in the Clowns,' on which he makes the mistake of singing. Some of the classical allusions are a bit too cute, but Shearing's wit and charm eventually win one over.
John Pizzarelli With The George Shearing Quintet - The Rare Delight Of You (2002)

John Pizzarelli With The George Shearing Quintet - The Rare Delight Of You (2002)
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Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Standards | Telarc #CD-83546

John Pizzarelli teams with the George Shearing Quintet to reveal their unique musical chemistry on The Rare Delight of You, a 15-track gem filled with the ambience of such great composers as Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Harry Warren, and the master himself, George Shearing. Pizzarelli, a master of the Great American Songbook, showcases his musical heirlooms – buoyant, loving vocals and quality guitar skills – alongside Shearing's authentic and full-spirited piano savvy with brilliant insight and freedom of expression without exceeding the boundaries of the original compositions. The results are tender, expressive, jazz renderings that resound with taste and class…
George Shearing - Getting In The Swing Of Things (1980/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing - Getting In The Swing Of Things (1980/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 44:57 minutes | 820 MB
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This particular George Shearing Trio (with guitarist Louis Stewart and bassist Niels Pedersen) recorded three albums for MPS during 1977-79 and provided an excellent outlet for the brilliant pianist just prior to his association with the Concord label…
George Shearing - 500 Miles High (1979/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing - 500 Miles High (1979/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 43:06 minutes | 796 MB
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The most underrated recordings of George Shearing's career were his trio sets made in the mid-'70s for MPS after the breakup of his popular Quintet. This particular LP is one of three that feature the brilliant pianist in a drumless trio with guitarist Louis Stewart and bassist Niels Pedersen. The music is essentially bop-based with just one newer song (an interesting version of Chick Corea's "500 Miles High") included among the nine standards. The more memorable selections are "I Wished on the Moon", "Old Folks" and "Here's That Rainy Day". Tasteful performances with plenty of subtle surprises.