George Shearing



George Shearing

Rating
Active
1947 to 2011
Born
August 13, 1919
Died
February 14, 2011
Location
London, United Kingdom
Biography
George Shearing (13 August 1919 - February 14, 2011) was a well-known jazz pianist and inventor of the famous "Shearing Sound": a form of smooth cocktail jazz characterised by block chords played on the piano along with similar chords played on the vibraphone. Shearing was born in the Battersea area of London, United Kingdom. Congenitally blind, he was the youngest of nine children. He started to learn piano at the age of three. After limited training and extensive listening to recorded jazz, he began playing at hotels, clubs and pubs in the London area, sometimes solo, occasionally with dance bands.
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Top Songs by George Shearing


Lullaby of Birdland

Guilty

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Guilty - 2001 Remastered Version

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Holidays & Hits

Love Love

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Jazz Duos

Let There Be Love

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Let There Be Love

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I Hear Music - 1996 Digital Remaster

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Lullaby of Birdland

Lullaby of Birdland

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I Hear Music

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I Didn't Know What Time It Was

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Lullaby of Birdland

Can't We Be Friends

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Vinyl Masters George Shearing With Montgomery

The Vinyl Masters George Shearing With Montgomery

George Shearing October 28, 2016

11 Tracks

The Many Facets of George Shearing

The Many Facets of George Shearing

George Shearing September 28, 2016

10 Tracks

Out of This World

Out of This World

George Shearing January 14, 2015

11 Tracks

Greatest Jazz Masters (1956-1961)

Greatest Jazz Masters (1956-1961)

George Shearing January 6, 2015

50 Tracks

George Shearing with Dakota Staton

George Shearing with Dakota Staton

George Shearing January 1, 2015

11 Tracks

Let's Go To Town (Live)

Let's Go To Town (Live)

George Shearing November 11, 2014

26 Tracks

The Shearing Touch (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1960)

The Shearing Touch (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1960)

George Shearing September 27, 2014

14 Tracks

Light, Airy & Swinging

Light, Airy & Swinging

George Shearing September 5, 2014

8 Tracks

The Way We Are

The Way We Are

George Shearing September 5, 2014

10 Tracks

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