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#338547 - 02/15/11 01:09 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: JohnK]
tomtuttle Offline
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At the risk of retracking this thread...

RIP, Sir George Shearing.

In his honor, I am enjoying this terrific 1959 big band set from Newport courtesy of Wolfgang's Vault.

Shearing was perhaps the most articulate pianist of his (or any other) era. I was fortunate to see him in a trio setting with Joe Pass and Joe Williams; one of the best shows of my life.
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#338603 - 02/15/11 05:08 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: tomtuttle]
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Don't go gettin' all heady over it. I'm sure he never saw you .

No, really, I'm sure.


Edited by BobKay (02/15/11 05:08 PM)
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#338605 - 02/15/11 05:24 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: tomtuttle]
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Yeah, Shearing was a great jazz pianist, and a fine accompanist as well. Sorry to hear he passed away. Just yesterday I was listening to a wonderful live recording of Mel Torme accompanied by the George Shearing quartet. It's a really clean, natural recording with an amazing bassist as well. The CD is in my mega-changer and a pain to locate, but I can check the label if you're interested. Torme and Shearing are at the peak of their abilities on this CD.

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#338610 - 02/15/11 06:27 PM Re: I'm Just Gonna Say It [Re: alan]
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Did you ever see (witness) the Mel Torme movie with, was it Sherri North?, where he was a "teenage" badboy streetracer? He springs his girlfriend from reform school after she pushed her sister off a cliff to get to Mel. That hottie.

It's wonderfully bad.
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