It was in 1949 that the first successful American recordings by George Shearing reached a delighted public’s ears. The wonderful freshness of a new sound, the inventiveness and artistry with which Shearing played established him immediately as a bright new name among the pantheon of distinguished recording stars.
George Shearing’s popularity with listeners has never diminished. His extraordinary mastery, his ability to make a song into a delightful community experience shared among an entire audience, the lilting freshness of his music continue to delight listeners anew with each hearing, whether he is playing swinging up-tempo tunes with the Quintet, soft and dreamy ballads with strings and reeds, sensuous Latin rhythms, or freewheeling jazz concerts in clubs and open air theatres.
Label: Capitol Records ST 2567
Cover photo/Capitol Photo Studio/Ken Veeder