George Shearing in Dixieland {Concord}

From the album’s original liner notes by Leonard Feather:

…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.

01 – Clap Your Hands
02 – Mighty Like the Blues
03 – Truckin’
04 – Fascinating Rhythm
05 – Destination Moon
06 – New Orleans
07 – Soon
08 – Take Five
09 – Lullaby of Birdland
10 – Jazz Me Blues
11 – Blue Monk
12 – Desafinado
13 – Honeysuckle Rose
14 – Alice in Dixieland

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

Recorded & remixed at A&R Recording Studios, New York; February 1989.

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork