George Shearing
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Lullaby Of Birdland
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One Note Samba (Samba De Una Nota So)
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The Nearness of You
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Guilty
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When Lights Are Low

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George Shearing

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For a long stretch of time in the 1950s and early '60s, George Shearing had one of the most popular jazz combos on the planet -- so much so that, in the usual jazz tradition of distrusting popular success, he tended to be underappreciated. Shearing's main claim to fame was the invention of a unique quintet sound, derived from a combination of piano, vibraphone, electric guitar, bass, and drums. Within this context, Shearing would play in a style he called "locked hands," which h... Read more

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