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The George Shearing Quintet: All About Jazz Playlist

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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

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