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The Nearness Of You
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The Things We Did Last Summer
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On Green Dolphin Street
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Lullaby Of Birdland
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Born To Be Blue

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The George Shearing Quintet with Nancy Wilson

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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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