Light, Airy and Swinging

Light, Airy and Swinging

by George Shearing

CD

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Overview

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. On this trio set with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Stix Hooper, Shearing fully investigates a variety of superior standards, particularly "Speak Low," Johnny Mandel's "Emily" and "Beautiful Friendship" which are given the most extensive explorations of the eight songs; only "Love Walked In" is a holdover from the quintet days. This enjoyable LP is long overdue to be reissued on CD.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2014
Label: Mps-Jazz
UPC: 4029759097334
catalogNumber: 209733
Rank: 181017

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Shearing   Primary Artist,Piano
Stix Hooper   Drums
Andy Simpkins   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
David Gates   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Ken Hopkins   Engineer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Eddie Barclay   Composer
B.G. Falk   Cover Photo
Donald Kahn   Composer
Stanley Styne   Composer
Earl White   Composer
Billy Gish   Composer
J. Owens   Composer
Hans Hielscher   Liner Notes
Holofcencer   Composer
Ulrich Eichberger   Cover Design

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