Thursday, November 10, 2011

George Shearing in Dixieland (1989)

George Shearing in Dixieland (1989)
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Genre ~ Bop, Latin | Label ~ Concord Jazz

...Perhaps I may be a little biased, but it seems to me, after a half century of friendship and admiration, that George Shearing today is playing with more elan, more conviction and greater virtuosic variety than ever. If you are a little surprised to find a traditionally oriented recording by the pianist who, on arriving in New York, promptly devoted this time to the promulgation of bebop, be prepared for a surprise. Shearing in Dixieland is not a contradiction in terms or themes or times. It's just a damned good musical outing with a group of good companions who are glad to be along. ~Leonard Feather (from the album's liner notes)

01. Clap Your Hands (3:56)
02. Mighty Like the Blues (2:45)
03. Truckin' (3:57)
04. Fascinating Rhythm (3:11)
05. Destination Moon (4:50)
06. New Orleans (3:27)
07. Soon (3:11)
08. Take Five (3:23)
09. Lullaby of Birdland (4:19)
10. Jazz Me Blues (3:38)
11. Blue Monk (7:01)
12. Desafinado (4:12)
13. Honeysuckle Rose (3:34)
14. Alice in Dixieland (8:39)

George Shearing - piano
Kenny Davern - clarinet
Jerry Fuller - drums
George Masso - trombone
Ken Peplowski - tenor saxophone
Neil Swainson - bass
Warren Vache - cornet

Produced by Carl E. Jefferson
Recorded & remixed at A&R Recording Studios, New York; February 1989.
Recording & Remix Engineer: A. T. Michael McDonald
Assistant Recording Engineers: Ollie Cotton & Stan Wallace
Mastered by George Horn
Art Direction: Sandi Young
Liner notes by Leonard Feather