George Shearing

Soft and Silky + Smooth and Swinging (EJC 11449)

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Soft and Silky + Smooth and Swinging

George Shearing

Essential Jazz Classics

8436559468503

EJC 163555

EJC 11449

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

COLLECTOR'S DIGIPACK SERIES

3-PANEL DIGIPACK

2 ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON 1 CD

PLUS 3 BONUS TRACKS

Presented here are two complete LPs by the glorious George Shearing Quintet recorded at the height of its power: Soft and Silky (MGM Records E-4042) and Smooth and Swinging (MGM Records E-4043). The group features such stars as Toots Thielemans, Cal Tjader, and Al McKibbon. Three tracks have been added as a bonus, among them Shearing’s first version of his most famous composition, “Lullaby of Birdland”, and his all-time hit “Guilty”.

PERSONNEL:

  • THE GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET
  • George Shearing - piano
  • Featuring:
  • Don Elliot, Cal Tjader - vibes
  • Chuck Wayne, Dick Garcia - guitar
  • Toots Thielemans- guitar & harmonica
  • Al McKibbon - bass
  • Denzil Best - drums
  • among others.

Recorded in New York & Los Angeles, 1949-54.

  • (*) BONUS TRACKS:
  • 25-26: From the same sessions. Not on the original LP.
  • 27: George Shearing, unaccompanied piano.
  • Hollywood, California, December 1956.

TRACKS:

  • SOFT AND SILKY
  • 01 OVER THE RAINBOW
  • 02 SPRING IS HERE
  • 03 FOR YOU
  • 04 TENDERLY [unaccompanied piano]
  • 05 I’LL BE AROUND
  • 06 DON’T BLAME ME
  • 07 THE CONTINENTAL
  • 08 I’LL REMEMBER APRIL
  • 09 LITTLE WHITE LIES
  • 10 I REMEMBER YOU
  • 11 MY SILENT LOVE
  • 12 EAST OF THE SUN
  • SMOOTH AND SWINGING
  • 13 HALLELUJAH
  • 14 JUMPIN’ WITH SYMPHONY SID
  • 15 SWEDISH PASTRY
  • 16 STROLLING
  • 17 LOOSE LEAF
  • 18 THE LADY IS A TRAMP
  • 19 PICK YOURSELF UP
  • 20 GENEVA’S MOVE [aka MOVE]
  • 21 LONELY MOMENTS
  • 22 POINT AND COUNTERPOINT
  • 23 MINOR TROUBLE
  • 24 NIGHT FLIGHT
  • 25 UNDECIDED (*)
  • 26 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND (*)
  • 27 GUILTY (*)