George Shearing

Real Name:
Sir George Shearing OBE
Profile:
Anglo-American blind jazz pianist and composer.
Born: Aug. 13th, 1919 in Battersea, London, UK - died: Feb. 14th, 2011 in NYC, NY.
He moved to the US in 1947, and was amongst the first post-war British jazz musicians to make a solid career there. He was appointed OBE in 2007, and then knighted in 2007, both by Queen Elizabeth II.
He became known for a piano technique known as "The Shearing Sound", a type of double melody block chord, with an additional fifth part that doubles the melody an octave lower. With the piano playing these five voices, Shearing would double the top voice with the vibraphone and the bottom voice with the guitar to create his signature sound.
One of his most notable composition: 'Lullaby Of Birdland'.
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LA-9 Star Eyes / That Old Black Magic / Blue Skies / Heavenly Music / I Cried For You / Confessin — George Shearing Beryl Davis, Stephane Grapelly*, George Shearing Beryl Davis, Stephane Grapelly*, George Shearing - Star Eyes / That Old Black Magic / Blue Skies / Heavenly Music / I Cried For You / Confessin(3xShellac, 10", Album) London Records LA-9 US 1948 Sell This Version
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LA 13, LA-13 Pianology — George Shearing George Shearing Pianology (Album) London Records LA 13, LA-13 US 1948 Sell This Version
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Vol. 1 XP8018, Vol. 2 XP8019 Piano Solos With Rhythm — George Shearing George Shearing Piano Solos With Rhythm (Comp, EP) Savoy Records Vol. 1 XP8018, Vol. 2 XP8019 US 1950 Sell This Version
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MG-12016 Great Britain's — George Shearing Marian McPartland / George Shearing Marian McPartland / George Shearing - Great Britain's (Comp, Album) Savoy Records MG-12016 US 1955 Sell This Version
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LL 1343, LL.1343 Shearing . . . . By Request — George Shearing George Shearing Shearing . . . . By Request (Album) London Records, London Records LL 1343, LL.1343 UK 1955 Sell This Version
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T-909 The Shearing Piano — George Shearing George Shearing The Shearing Piano (Album) Capitol Records T-909 US 1957 Sell This Version
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ST1219, ST-1219 Beauty And The Beat! (Recorded Live At 1959 Miami DJ Convention) — George Shearing Peggy Lee / George Shearing Peggy Lee / George Shearing - Beauty And The Beat! (Recorded Live At 1959 Miami DJ Convention) (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST1219, ST-1219 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
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T 1472, T-1472 The Shearing Touch — George Shearing George Shearing The Shearing Touch (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 1472, T-1472 UK 1960 Sell This Version
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ZT 1472, ZT-1472 The Shearing Touch — George Shearing George Shearing The Shearing Touch(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ZT 1472, ZT-1472 US 1960 Sell This Version
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JLP 55 George Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers — George Shearing George Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers George Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers - George Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers (Album) JAZZLAND JLP 55 US 1961 Sell This Version
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PLS 1647 Sassy Meets Shearing — George Shearing Sarah Vaughan, George Shearing Sarah Vaughan, George Shearing - Sassy Meets Shearing (Album) Camay Records PLS 1647 USA & Canada 1962 Sell This Version
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W 1675 Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays — George Shearing Nat King Cole / George Shearing Nat King Cole / George Shearing - Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays (Album) Capitol Records W 1675 South Africa 1961 Sell This Version
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ST 1755, ST-1755 Concerto For My Love — George Shearing George Shearing Concerto For My Love (Album) Capitol Records ST 1755, ST-1755 US 1962 Sell This Version
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ACL 1139, ACL.1139 It's Easy To Remember — George Shearing George Shearing It's Easy To Remember Ace Of Clubs, Ace Of Clubs ACL 1139, ACL.1139 UK 1963 Sell This Version
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T-1873 Shearing Bossa Nova — George Shearing George Shearing Shearing Bossa Nova (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T-1873 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
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ACL 1161 The Young George Shearing 1939-1944 — George Shearing George Shearing The Young George Shearing 1939-1944 Ace Of Clubs ACL 1161 UK 1964 Sell This Version
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T 2048 Old Gold And Ivory — George Shearing George Shearing Old Gold And Ivory (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2048 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
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M-534 I Hear Music — George Shearing George Shearing I Hear Music (Album) Metro Records, Metro Records, Metro Records, Metro Records M-534 US 1965 Sell This Version
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CX-272 It's Real George — George Shearing George Shearing Also Starring Bobby Freedman And His Group* George Shearing Also Starring Bobby Freedman And His Group* - It's Real George (Album) Coronet Records, Premier Albums, Inc. CX-272 US 1965 Sell This Version
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T 2637 New Look! — George Shearing George Shearing With The Quintet* And The New Sounds Of His Multi-Colored Orchestra* George Shearing With The Quintet* And The New Sounds Of His Multi-Colored Orchestra* - New Look! (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2637 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
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ST. 598, T 598 A Latin Affair — George Shearing George Shearing A Latin Affair (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club ST. 598, T 598 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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ST-2699 Shearing Today! — George Shearing George Shearing , With Quintet* And Orchestra* George Shearing , With Quintet* And Orchestra* - Shearing Today! (Album) Capitol Records ST-2699 US 1968 Sell This Version
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E-ST 181 The Fool On The Hill — George Shearing George Shearing The Fool On The Hill (Album) Capitol Records E-ST 181 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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ST 101 Out Of This World — George Shearing George Shearing Out Of This World (Album) Sheba Records (3) ST 101 US 1971 Sell This Version
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ST 102 The Heart And Soul Of Joe Williams And George Shearing — George Shearing Joe Williams And George Shearing Joe Williams And George Shearing - The Heart And Soul Of Joe Williams And George Shearing (Album) Sheba Records (3) ST 102 US 1971 Sell This Version