George Shearing passed away

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George Shearing passed away
« on: 15 Feb 2011, 07:50 pm »
A great jazz pianist, at 91 this morning in Manhattan.
Sorry to know this news, a great musician, RIP.
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Re: George Shearing passed away
« Reply #1 on: 15 Feb 2011, 08:01 pm »
I saw him accompanying Mel Torme in Dallas decades ago.  They put on quite a performance.

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« Reply #2 on: 21 Feb 2011, 09:15 pm »
Mr Shearing was a fine pianist.  He was a local Symphony guest artist back in the 80's.  He was a real pleasure to work with and put on a great show.

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Re: George Shearing passed away
« Reply #3 on: 21 Feb 2011, 09:50 pm »
One of my favorite Jazz clubs in the South is The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, George was their opening perfprmer, and gave a performance not to be forgotten. It's a sad day.

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Re: George Shearing passed away
« Reply #4 on: 26 Feb 2011, 03:25 pm »
Sorry to hear that - I'll have to get out my Telarc CD and listen to his legacy today.

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Re: George Shearing passed away
« Reply #5 on: 1 Mar 2011, 10:23 pm »
First jazz group I ever saw.  At The Blackhawk in San Fran.  Not long after HS and newly in the USAF with a fake ID already.