Since George Shearing first turned his talents toward romantic moods a few years ago in such albums as Velvet Carpet and Black Satin, this excellent pianist-arranger has set the standard for music that combines rich melody and orchestration with something a little more subtle, a bit more sophisticated. And though the Shearing sound is often copied, it is never duplicated. It’s unique, and it’s acclaimed for that uniqueness. In this album, the Shearing piano and Quintet are for the first time set against a choir of twelve woodwinds, and the effect is both beautiful and strikingly new — a refreshing caress for the tasteful music that sets the stage for love.
Label: Capitol T2143
Biography of George Shearing