George Shearing – Shearing Bossa Nova (1962)

2 07 2012

Link original: George Shearing – Shearing Bossa Nova (1962)
Publicado em: Monday, August 13, 2007 by zecalouro

Today is a special date to the American pianist George Shearing, he is completing today his 88th birthday. George Shearing started playing piano at the age of three, having one of the longest, most prolific recording careers in Jazz history.

This is George Shearing – Shearing Bossa Nova (1962), for Capitol Records, featuring arrangements by Clare Fischer. I’m also making available a music video recorded in 1957 featuring one of the several George Shearing combos with a very young Toots Thielemans on acoustic guitar. Let’s celebrate George Shearing. Tracks include:

01 – One Note Samba
02 – Blue Prelude
03 – Desafinado
04 – Nevermore
05 – Butterfly Samba
06 – Pensative Woman
07 – O Green Dolphin Street
08 – Come Rain or Come Shine
09 – Manha de Carnaval
10 – Algo Novo
11 – Black Satin
12 – Amazona’s Legend


Esse disco pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Quanto ao vídeo, ele foi conseguido pelo amigo bOssas nOvas e segue abaixo:

Outro vídeo do George Shearing nos foi enviado pelo Amilcar:




2 responses

2 07 2012

Comentários originais:
Thomas said…
Marvelous. Today is my birthday & someone at work told me that I shared the same birthdate as Mr Shearing. Pretty cool…I thought.
Then I thought wouldn’t it be even cooler if Zeca posted Shearing’s “Bossa Nova” LP today in his honor?
Well, I just got home from dinner with my girlfriend & found that you actually posted it! Wow!
Thanks for making this birthday extra special for me with this wonderful gift. I have been dying to hear this LP for some time.
You are the best!

Tuesday, 14 August, 2007
Anonymous said…
Actually Sir George Shearing is
English not American and when in England lives in the same village as me.


Tuesday, 14 August, 2007
Anonymous said…
Can’t thank you enough for posting this album! When I first started collecting Lounge about fifteen years ago, one of the albums that got me interested in the genre was George Shearing’s “Black Satin, White Satin” CD and I’ve loved all his work ever since. But here in my part of the world, Southeast Michigan, USA, this album simply isn’t to be found. I learned of its existence five years ago and have looked for it ever since. Now you’ve made my day! Nice clean vinyl copy too. Thanks again!

Sunday, 19 August, 2007
gk said…
This is a truly wonderful posting!
Thank you!

I am a collector of Clare Fischer and this one ranks at the top of my list of all time Clare Fischer arrangements!

Can anyone supply musician credits? I have searched the web and can’t find anything.

The only guitar solo is on ‘Come Rain Or Come Shine’ – it sounds like Joe Pass or perhaps a restrained Luiz Bonfa.

Monday, 19 November, 2007
gk said…
With a bit more research and listening, I will venture the guess that the guitarist is actually Laurindo de Almeida.

My reasoning:
1. The final track, ‘Amazona’s Legend’ is Laurindo’s composition
2. There is a bit of a guitar solo on this track that sounds like Laurindo
3. Why else would George Shearing include a song by a relatively obscure composer?
4. Laurindo sits stylistically, very close to Bonfa and can solo well enough on jazz standards like ‘Come Rain Or Come Shine’
5. Laurindo was a ‘West Coast’ jazz guy in 1962, just like Clare Fischer – this is an LA session, I think.
6. The style here is a bit more authentically ‘Brazilian’ to my ear than Joe Pass was ever capable of, in spite of the many nylon string ‘Bossa Nova’ recordings he made. American jazz guitarists usually learn Bossa Nova rhythms fairly well but don’t play the bolero quite as well as we hear here on ‘Blue Prelude’.

Monday, 19 November, 2007
Colm O’Sullivan “Red”, said…
I’m proud to say that when Shearing first came to Brasil, in 1979, it was a trio with an Irishman – the great guitarist, Louis Stewart – as well as bassist Brian Torff.
Louis made many friends, particularly Mauricio Einhorn and Sabastio Tapajos, and also tells a great story of meeting Luiz Eca, and then introducing Shearing to Luizino and them playing piano duets into the night in Copacabana.
Louis has subsequently made some great records of Brasillian songs, especially “The Dolphin”… those interested can check Louis on YouTube, there’s some great stuff there (he’s our greatest musician in Ireland).
If anyone has any recordings (or memories) of that Shearing Trio tour in 1979 (or did they do a TV spot ?) I’d love to hear from YOU!
Many thanks, so, in advance,
RED (Ireland).

PS.: Definitley Almeida on guitar on this great record, and the bassist is Jimmy Bond. These Clare Fischer charts are pure genius… I’m also aware that Shearing is a great fan of Manfredo Fest…

Saturday, 08 November, 2008

4 07 2012

Enquanto alguns consideram o pianista George Shearing como um camaleão musical, empregando toques estilísticos de Bud Powell, Bill Evans, Earl Hines e Horace Silver, poucos renegam suas habilidades técnicas ou o prazer com que ele toca a sua música.

Nascido em Londres, no dia 13 de agosto de 1919, Shearing, o mais jovem de nove crianças, era cego de nascença. A sua educação musical consistiu em quatro anos numa escola para cegos. Embora a ele fosse oferecido várias bolsas de estudos musicais em universidades, ele as recusou, preferindo tocar piano em bares porque a sua família precisou da dinheiro.

Ele trabalhou em bandas de dança para programas de rádio, fez gravações etocou em hotéis dos anos trinta ao começo dos anos quarenta; durante um tempo chegou a tocar com Stéphane Grappelli.

Shearing se mudou para os EUA em 1947, formou em 1949 um quinteto que se tornou muito conhecido e renomado, que sofreu muitas mudanças de pessoal até o seu final, em 1967. Desde então trabalhou em duos e trios, voltando brevemente até mesmo ao formato de quinteto em meados dos anos noventa. Ele gravou um álbum com Mel Tormé, que resultou em dois prêmios Grammy.

Compositor de obras-primas como “Lullaby of Birdland” e “Conception”, Shearing tem como suas melhores gravações aquelas realizadas pelo quinteto, que estão reunidas num box da Mosaic ” The Complete Capitol Live Recordings Of George Shearing “.

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