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George Shearing (13 August 1919 – February 14, 2011) was a well-known jazz pianist and inventor of the famous "Shearing Sound": a form of smooth cocktail jazz characterised by block chords played on the piano along with similar chords played on the vibraphone.

Shearing was born in the Battersea area of London, United Kingdom. Congenitally blind, he was the youngest of nine children. He started to learn piano at the…

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  • smooth
  • What's New is like a warm embrace from deep down inside.
  • George, you fucking lunatic. You sound better on vinyl.
  • Jesus Christ , his version of "Summertime" is just incredible
  • One of Dad's favorites, and no trick to figure out why. This cat has inimitable style, a real lightness. Hard to believe he was blind almost his whole life, he could 'see' the eighty-eight keys with no problem! (-:
  • Спасибо за столь прекрасную музыку! R.I.P.
  • RIP .... he re-arranged a greate version of Over the Rainbow for piano.
  • rip george
  • R.I.P.
  • George is off to the great gig in the sky. RIP jazz giant.

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