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Lullaby of Birdland - The Autobiography of George Shearing

$27.95

Hardback
259 pgs.
Continuum Books

Illustrated.

Pianist George Shearing was a rare thing, a European jazz musician who became a household name in America, as a result of the "Shearing sound"-the recordings of his historic late 1940s quintet. The 'Shearing sound' revolutionized jazz, and ensured that after seven years as 'melody maker's' top British pianist, he achieved even greater success in America. His compositions have been recorded by everyone from Sarah Vaughan to Miles Davis, and his best known pieces include "Lullaby of Birdland", "She", and "Conception".


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