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George Shearing (13 August 1919 – February 14, 2011) was a well-known 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 age of three. After limited training and extensive listening to recorded… read more

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  • Avatar for Slim_rafa
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    What's New is like a warm embrace from deep down inside.
  • Avatar for Jorgersg
    George, you fucking lunatic. You sound better on vinyl.
  • Avatar for Kershlaus91
    Jesus Christ , his version of "Summertime" is just incredible
  • Avatar for Druid66
    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! (-:
  • Avatar for GABBER777
    Спасибо за столь прекрасную музыку! R.I.P.
  • Avatar for Kershlaus91
    RIP .... he re-arranged a greate version of Over the Rainbow for piano.
  • Avatar for Strawb77
    rip george
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    George is off to the great gig in the sky. RIP jazz giant.

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