George Shearing - Grand Piano (1985) [Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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George Shearing - Grand Piano (1985) [Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 21 Apr 2019, 12:13

Artist: George Shearing
Album: Grand Piano
Genre: Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz
Label: Concord Jazz
Released: 1985
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. When a Woman Loves a Man (Hanighen-Jenkins-Mercer) - 4:32
  2. It Never Entered My Mind (Hart-Rodgers) - 4:48
  3. Mack the Knife (Blitzstein-Brecht-Weill) - 4:45
  4. Nobody Else But Me (Hammerstein-Kern) - 3:31
  5. Imitations (Shearing-Weiss) - 2:43
  6. Taking a Chance on Love (Duke-Fetter-Latouche) - 2:40
  7. If I Had You (Campbell-Connelly-Shapiro) - 4:51
  8. How Insensitive (Gimbel-Jobim) - 3:17
  9. Easy to Love (Porter) - 3:50
  10. While We're Young (Wilder) - 5:04


George Shearing recorded frequently while on Concord but this was his first full-length session of unaccompanied solos for the label. Most of the ten selections are interpreted as ballads (Shearing takes an effective vocal on his original "Imitations") but he does cook a bit on "Nobody Else but Me" and "Easy to Love." However the emphasis is on slow thoughtful tempos and introspective improvising.
Review by Scott Yanow

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