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Who remembers George Shearing?

pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Who remembers George Shearing?

something I missed
Sir George Shearing OBE (August 13, 1919 -- February 14, 2011) , Battersea, London) is an Anglo-American jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group which recorded for MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles, he has had multiple albums on the Billboard charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. He became known for a piano technique known as Shearing's voicing, a type of double melody block chord, with an additional fifth part that doubles the melody an octave lower.

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Re: Who remembers George Sheering?

Last time I saw him was at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Great performer.
nadger
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Re: Who remembers George Shearing?

One of the jazz greats  Cool