George Shearing: I'll Be Around CD 2014 Sounds Of Yesteryear Jazz

George Shearing

For a long stretch of time in the 1950s and early '60s, George Shearing had one of the most popular jazz combos on the planet -- so much so that, in the usual jazz tradition of distrusting popular success, he tended to be underappreciated. Shearing's main claim to fame was the invention of a unique quintet sound, derived from a combination of piano, vibraphone, electric guitar, bass, and drums. Within this context, Shearing would play in a style he called "locked hands," which he picked up and refined from Milt Buckner's early-'40s work with the Lionel Hampton band, as well as Glenn Miller's sax section and the King Cole Trio. Stating the melody on the piano with closely knit, harmonized block chords, with the vibes and guitar tripling the melody in unison, Shearing sold tons of records for MGM and Capitol in his heyday


I'll Be Around album for sale by George Shearing was released Aug 19, 2014 on the Sounds Of Yesteryear label. In 1947, Shearing emigrated to the United States, where his harmonically complex style mixing swing, bop and modern classical influences gained popularity.
George Shearing: I'Ll Be Around: CD 




George Shearing
I'Ll Be Around
19 August 2014
~ Discs:1
Sounds of Yesteryear ( SOYY )
Compact Disc


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