George Shearing, R.I.P.

Photo taken by Andy Baker in Sydney during George’s 2000 Australian tour. (Source: Obituary in The Australian)
There are many wonderful stories about George on the Internet. Here are links to a few other obituaries (The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Associated Press), but what is not to be missed are the reminiscences shared in Marc Myers’ interviews with John Levy, Marjorie Hyams, Buddy DeFranco, and Nancy Wilson. John and Margie are the only two members of the original Shearing Quintet still living.
Lullaby Of Birdland on Lullaby of Birdland CD* and Our Waltz and Days Gone By both on How Beautiful Is Night with the Robert Farnon Orchestra

Blue Lou on The Swing’s Mutual

All Night Long on The Swing’s Mutual
and Minoration on Lullaby of Birdland

They All Laughed on Lullaby of Birdland
and Wait till You See Her on The Swing’s Mutual

Lady Be Good and Put On A Happy Face both on How Beautiful Is Night with the Robert Farnon Orchestra

Heather On The Hill on How Beautiful Is Night with the Robert Farnon Orchestra and I Remember Clifford and Oh Look At Me Now both on The Swing’s Mutual

Here’s To Life with Joe Williams singing on Here’s To Life CD
and Undecided Now on Lullaby of Birdland

*The Lullaby of Birdland CD is also available here or via download as a whole or as individual songs.

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