Monday, February 28, 2011

The George Shearing Quintet: All About Jazz Playlist

All About Jazz's My iTunes Playlists are designed to help music lovers compile their own "best of" iPod playlists or CDR compilations. Here is the playlist I constructed to help introduce new listeners to what I consider to be the best of the classic George Shearing Quintet’s best available recordings.

The great pianist George Shearing (1919-2011) helmed a classic jazz quintet from 1949 through 1978. The best of these recordings were made while Shearing was contracted with Capitol between 1955 and 1969. Here is a sample of the finest of the George Shearing Quintet's recordings.

The original playlist can be found at All About Jazz.

1. “Strange” from The Shearing Spell
2. “Yesterdays” from The Shearing Spell
3. “Out Of This World” from The Shearing Spell
4. “Cuban Fantasy” from The Shearing Spell
5. “Round Midnight” from Velvet Carpet
6. “If I Should Lose You” from Black Satin
7. “You Don't Know What Love Is” from Black Satin
8. “Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You” from Black Satin
9. “Cali Mambo” from Latin Lace
10. “The Story Of Love” from Latin Lace
11. “Serenata” from Latin Lace
12. “Tu, Mi Delirio” from Latin Lace
13. “Rondo” from Latin Lace
14. “To The Ends Of The Earth” from Latin Lace
15. “Mambo #2” from Latin Lace
16. “Mine” from Burnished Brass
17. “Let's Call The Whole Thing Off” from Latin Affair
18. “Afro No IV” from Latin Affair
19. “Magic” from Latin Affair
20. “It's Easy To Remember (Mississippi)” from Latin Affair
21. “Mambo Balahu” from Latin Affair
22. “Little Niles” from Shearing On Stage
23. “Nothing But De Best” from Shearing On Stage
24. “I'll Take Romance “ from White Satin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Doug
I am so pleased you addressed
introduced new listeners, there is a wealth of new listeners out there
that have been ignored over the decades and no one acknowledges them, but you have. Black Satin, "If I Should Lose You". Thank You
from the new listeners. 401k