Battersela, Londra, Inghilterra. 12/8/1919. – New York. 14/2/2011.

Ha studiato alla scuola per ciechi di Linden Lodge, dove ha seguito corsi di musica classica. E’ entrato in un’orchestra di soli non vedenti diretta da Claude Bampton. Ha avuto modo si suonare in altre importanti orchestre inglesi, come quelle dirette da George Bampton, Bert Ambrose e Ted Heath. Nel 1947 lo ha ascoltato Leonard Feather che gli ha fatto fare un contratto con la Decca e nel 1946 lo ha aiutato a emigrare negli Stati Uniti. Si è stabilito a New York dove ha lavorato in alcuni piccoli gruppi, finchè nel 1949 ha costituito un suo quintetto, con Chuck Wayne, Denzil Best, Marjorie Hyams e John Levy, che ha avuto un successo enorme. Ha registrato numerosi dischi e naturalmente è nata subito una schiera di imitatori buoni e meno buoni. Ha registrato con Carmen McRae, Marian McPartland, Jim Hall e con Mel Tormè. Quest’ultimo sodalizio è stato uno dei più fruttiferi, compensato da diversi Grammy Awards. Pianista dalla tecnica impeccabile, accompagnata da uno swing delicatissimo. E’ stato un dei maggiori artefici della divulgazione del cool jazz. Il suo gruppo con il suo impasto particolare ha prodotto una musica piacevolissima.


Alice in dixieland – Bop look and listen – Break out of the blues – Changing with the times – Children’s waltz – Conception – Costernation – Fourth deuce (The) – Lullaby of Birdland – Man from Minton’s (The) – Midnight mood – To be or not to bop – To Bill Evans – To Hank Jones – Wendy – You changed my life.


The London Years.thelondonyears

George Shearing (p) altri non identificati.

How Come You Do me Like You Do / Stomp In F / Squeezin’The Blues / Sothern Fried / Missouri Scramler/ Overnight Hot / Delayed Action / Beat My Daddy Eight To The Bar / How Could You / A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody / These Foolish Things / More Than You Know / Softly As In A Morning Sunrise /You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Spookie Woogie / Moonray / Rosetta / I’ll never let A Day Pass By / Coquette / Out Of Nowhere / Can’t We Be Friends / I Don’t Stand A ghost Of A Chance With You / Guilty / I Found A New Boogie / Sweet Lorraine.


George Shearing Trio.

George Shearing (p) Gene Ramey (b) Denzil Best (dr)

So Rare / Have You Met Miss Jones.

New York, 3-2-47.

Buccaneer’s Bounce / When Darkness Falls.

(Savoy) New York, Febbraio 1947.

George Shearing Trio.

George Shearing (p) Curly Russell (b) Cozy Cole (dr)

Bop’s Your Uncle / Sweet And Lovely / Cozy’s Bop / Sophisticated Lady.

(Savoy SJL 1117) New York, 23-12-47.

George Shearing (p-fis) Marjorie Hyams (vib) Chuck Wayne (g) John Levy (b) Denzil Best (dr)

Four Bars Short / Cherokee.

New York, 31-1-49.

Good To The Last Bop / September In The Rain / Good To The Last Bop / Bop Look And Listen.

George Shearing (p-fis) John Levy (b) Denzil Best (dr)

You Are Too Beautiful.

New York, 17-2-49.

George Shearing (p-fis) Marjorie Hyams (vib) Chuck Wayne (g) John Levy (b) Denzil Best (dr)

I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / The Continental / Nothing But D.Best / Summertime .


East Of The Sun / In A Chinese Garden / Conception / Lullaby Of Birdland / Love Is Just Around The Corner.


Little White Lies / Carnegie Horizons / Mambo Inn / Summertime / Easy Living / Lonely Moment.


How’s Trick / I’ll Be Around / Jumpin’With The Sinphony Sid / I’ll Remember April.


When Your Lover As Gone / As Long As There’s Music / Tenderly.


Geneva’s Move / Pick Yourself Up / How High The Moon / I Wished On The Moon.

(M.G.M.) 9-7-50.

George Shearing (fis) Don Elliott (vib) Chuck Wayne (g) John Levy (b) Denzil Best (dr)


New York, 5-2-51.

For Evans Sake.

New York, 7-2-51.

Stesso gruppo, Al McKibbon per Levy.


Los Angeles, 10-5-51.


Los Angeles, 16-5-51.

Stesso gruppo, Joe Roland per Elliott.


New York, 2-10-51.

George Shearing (p) Joe Roland (vib) Dick Garcia (g) Al McKibbon (b) Bill Clark (dr)

Basic English.

Los Angeles, 12-9-52.

George Shearing (p) Cal Tjader (vib) Jean Toots Thielemans (g) Al McKibbon (b) Bill Clark (dr)

Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams.

Los Angeles, 13-3-53.

Stesso gruppo, più Catalino Rolon (shaker) Candido Camero (bongos)

Ill Wind.

New York, 2-9-53.

George Shearing (p) George Devins (vib) Jean Toots Thielemans (g) Al McKibbon (b) Bill Clark (dr)

Get Off My Bach.

Los Angeles, 26-3-54.

George Shearing Quintet.

George Shearing (p) Johnny Rae (vib) Toots Thielemans (g) Al McKibbon (b) Bill Clarke (dr)


Inizio 1955.

Velvet Carpet.Velvet Carpet.

George Shearing (p) altri non identificati.

September Song / Autumn leaves / Dancing On The Ceiling / I’ll Close My Eyes / A Foggy Day / Have You Met Miss Jones / The Starlit Hour / All Of You / ‘Round Midnight / No Moon At Hall.


Los Angeles, Novembre 1955.

George Shearing / Cannonball Adderley at Newport.Cannonball Adderley at Newport.

Nat Adderley (corn) Cannonball Adderley (sa) Junior Mance (p) Sam Jones (b) Jimmy Cobb (dr)

Wee Dot / A Foggy Day / Sermonette / Sam’s Tune / Hurricane Connie.

Toots Thielemans (arm) George Shearing (p) Al McKibbon (b) Percy Brice (dr) Armando Peraza, Emil Richards (perc)

Pawn Ticket / It Never Entered My Mind / There Will Never Be Another You / Soul Station / Old Devil Moon / Nothin’ But de Best /

Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI, 5 Luglio 1957.

In The

Emil Richards (vib) George Shearing (p) Toots Thielemans (g,arm) Al McKibbon (b) Percy Brice (dr) Armando Peraza (perc) Dakota Staton (vc)

Senor blues / Pawn ticket / From rags to Richards / Blues in my heart / The thrill is gone / I hear music / Easy / In the night / Later / Confessin’ the blues / The late late show / I’d love to make love to you.

(Capitol T1003)

New York, Agosto 1957.


George Shearing (p) Emil Richards (vib) Toots Thielemans (g,arm) John Neves, James Bond (b) Ray Mosca (dr) with Billy May Orchestra.

I’m old fashioned / For heaven’s sake / Love-wise / Nina never knew / Young and foolish / I’m gonna laugh you right out of my life / My one and only love / I love you / Nocturne / Kinda cute / Welcome to my dreams.

(Capitol T1124)

Los Angeles, Marzo 1958.


Emil Richards (vib) George Shearing (p) Toots Thielemans (g,arm) John Neves, James Bond (b) Ray Mosca (dr)

Wonder struck / Mambo caribe / Rondo / Sand in my shoes / Mambo no 2 / The moon was yellow /  Serenata / To the ends of the earth / Cali mambo.

(Capitol T1082)

Los Angeles, Marzo 1958.



George Shearing (p) Emil Richards (vib) James Bond (b) Ray Mosca (dr) with Billy May orchestra.

Lulu’s back in town / Cuckoo in the clock / Basie’s basement / Cheek to cheek / Memories of you / Blame it on my youth / These foolish things / Sometimes I feel like a motherless child / The story of love / It’s not for me to say / Tu, mi delirio / Mine / Beautiful love / If you were mine / Burnished brass.

(Capitol T1038) Los Angeles, Marzo 1958.

Shearing On Stage.Shearing On Stage.

George Shearing (p) Emil Richards (vib) Toots Thielemans (g-arm) Al McKibbon (b) Percy Brice (dr) Armando Peraza (congas)

September In The Rain / On The Street Where You Live / Roses Of Picardy / Little Niles / Caravan (2 takes) I’ll Remember April / Little White Lies / East Of The Sun / Nothing But De Best.

(Capitol ST 1187)

Clairmont College, Clairmont, California, 8 Marzo 1958.

On The Sunny Side Of The Strip.On The Sunny Side Of The Strip.

George Shearing (p) Emil Richards (vib) Toots Thielemans (g-arm) Al McKibbon (b) Percy Brice (dr) Armando Peraza (congas)

Jordu / As I Love You / Confirmation / The Nearmess Of You / Mambo Inn / Bernie’s Tune / Some Other Spring / Joy Spring / Drume Negrita.

(Capitol ST 1416)

Crescendo, Los Angeles, 27 Marzo 1958.



Warren Chiasson (vib) George Shearing (p) Toots Thielemans (g,arm) Carl Pruitt (b) Roy Haynes (dr) Armando Peraza (congas)

All or nothing at all / It’s easy to remember / Estampa Cubana / Dearly beloved / Anywhere / Magic / Juana Palangana / Afro no 4 / Let’s call the whole thing off / You stepped out of a dream / Mambo balahu / This is Africa.

(Capitol T1275)

New York, Dicembre 1958.


Warren Chiasson (vib) George Shearing (p) Toots Thielemans (g,arm) James Bond (b) Roy Haynes (dr) Armando Peraza (congas)

Old folks / How long has this been going on ? / Moonlight becomes you / There’ll be another spring / An affair to remember / There’s a small hotel / Your name is love / Laura / Love’s melody / Dream / Blue malibu / I’ll take romance.

(Capitol T1334) Los Angeles, Marzo 1959.


Dan Little, Cal Massey, Pete Ventura, Lammar Wright (tr) Dick Brace, Chuck Maxon, Larry Wilson, Hale Rood (tb) Bob Northern, Julius Watkins (fhr) Zuke Zarcher (tuba) George Shearing (p) Dick Garcia (g) Wyatt Ruther (b) Larance Marable (dr) Armando Peraza (congas) Emil Richards (vib) Toots Thielemans (g,arm) Percy Brice (dr)

I could write a book / Sleepy Manhattan / You look like someone / Chelsea bridge / Just plain Bill / Stairway to the stars / Like a ship without a sail / In the blue of the evening / Deep night / First floor please / If I had you / Night flight.

(Capitol T1326) New York, Ottobre 1959.


Warren Chiasson (vib) George Shearing (p) Dick Garcia (g) Herman Wright (b) Walter Bolden (dr) with Billy May Orchestra.

Star dust / I like to recognize the tune / It’s not you / Midnight sun / Here’s what I’m here for / The party’s over / My own / My romance / Bolero no.3 /  Early autumn / You were never lovelier / Baubles, bangles and beads.

(Capitol T1628)

Los Angeles, 28-29 Febbraio, 1 Marzo 1960.

The Shearing

Warren Chiasson (vib) George Shearing (p) Dick Garcia, Wyatt Ruther (g) Larance Marable (dr) with Billy May Orchestra.

Bewitched, bothered and bewildered / Canadian sunset / Tonight we love / Snowfall / Honeysuckle rose / One o’clock jump / Nola / Autumn leaves / Sunrise serenade / Misty / Autumn nocturne / Like young.

(Capitol T1472)

Los Angeles, Marzo 1960.

San Francisco Scene.San Francisco Scene.

George Shearing (p) Warren Chiasson (vib) Dick Garcia (g) Wyatt Ruther (b) Lawrence Marable (dr) Armando Peraza (conga)

The Be-Bop Irishman / I’ll Be Around / Jumpin’With Symphony Sid / Cocktails For Two / Lullaby Of Birdland / The Outlkaw / When April Comes Again / Monophraseology / This Nearly Was Mine / My New Mambo.

(Capitol ST 1715)

Masonic Temple, San Francisco, 28 Aprile 1960.

The Swingin’s

George Shearing (p) Nancy Wilson (vc) Warren Chiasson (vib) Dick Garcia (g) Wyatt Ruther (b) Lawrence Marable (dr) Armando Peraza (conga)

The things we did last summer / All night long / Born to be blue / My gentleman friend / I remember Clifford / On Green Dolphin Street / Let’s live again / The nearness of you / Evansville / Don’t call me, I’ll call you / Inspiration / You are there / Wait till you see her / Blue Lou / Oh, look at me now / Lullaby of Birdland.

(Capitol T1524) New York, 29 Giugno, 5-7 Luglio 1961.


George Shearing (p) Warren Chiasson (vib) Dick Garcia (g) Wyatt Ruther (b) Lawrence Marable (dr) Armando Peraza (conga)

Barandanga / Tintillin / Say “Si Si” / Blue moon / Jackie’s mambo / Te arango la cabeza / Day by day / Mambo at the Blackhawk / Just goofin’ / Salud / You and the night and the music / The night is young / All through the day / Yesterday’s child / Blue rainbow / Tie me donkey.

(Capitol ST1567)

Los Angeles, 4-7 Aprile 1961.

Lullaby Of Birdland.Lullaby Of Birdland.

George Shearing (p) Cal Tjader (vib) Toots Thielemans (g) Denzil Best (dr) ed altri.

Don’t Blame me / Easy To Love / Lullaby Of Birdland / I Remember You / I Whised On The Moon / Over The Raimbow / A Sinner A Kissed An Angel / Summertime / There’s A Lull In My Life / They All Laughed.

(Brunswick SPC 3039)


Concerto For My

George Shearing (p) with Billy May Orchestra.

Answer me my love / Portrait of Jenny / In love in vain / Love letters / Love child / Portrait of my love / I wish you love / I fall in love too easily / P.S. I love you / Lady love be mine / Love is the sweetest thing / I’m in the mood for love.

(Capitol T1755)

Los Angeles, 25-26 Giugno 1961.

George Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers.And The Montgomery Brothers.

George Shearing (p) Wes Montgomery (g) Monk Montgomery (b) Walter Perkins (dr)

Darn That Dream / Darn That Dream (alt.take) / And Then I Wrote / Double Deal / No Hard Feelings / Love Walked In / Love Walked In (alt.take) / Lois Ann / Enchanted / Love For Sale.

Los Angeles, 9-10-61.

George Shearing (p) Wes Montgomery (g) Monk Montgomery (b) Armando Peraza, Richardo Chimelis (perc)

Mambo In Chimes / Mambo In Chimes (alt.take) / The Lamp Is Low / Stranger In Paradise.

(Jazzland 55/955 – OJC 040-2) Los Angeles,10-10-61.

Jazz Moments.Jazz Moments.

George Shearing (p) Israel Crosby (b) Vernel Fournier (dr)

Makin’Whoopee/ What Is This Thing Called Love/ What’s New/ Like Someone In Love/ Heart Of Winter/ Blues in 9/4/ Symphony/ When Sunny Gets Blue/ Wonder Why/ The Mood Is Mellow/ Gone With The Wind/ It Could Happen To You.

(Capitol T 1827)

New York, 20-21 Giugno 1962.


Douglas Marsh (vib) George Shearing (p) Ron Anthony (g) Ralph Pena (b) Vernell Fournier (dr)

One note samba / Manha de carnaval / Samba de borboleta / Amazona’s legend / Blue prelude / Algo novo / Black satin / On Green Dolphin Street / Pensativa / Desafinado / Come rain or come shine / Never more.

(Capitol T1873)

Los Angeles, 17-19 Dicembre 1962.

Touch Me

George Shearing (p) Ron Anthony (g) Ralph Pena (b) Vernel Fournier (dr)

Be careful, it’s my heart / You’re blases /Just imagine / Suddenly it’s spring / In a sentimental mood / Lollipops and roses / Try a little tenderness / Sunday, Monday or always / The blue room / Wait for me / Touch me softly.

(Capitol T1874)

Los Angeles, Gennaio-Febbraio 1963.


Gary Burton (vib) George Shearing (p) John Gray (g) Bill Yancey (b) Vernell Fournier (dr)

Mambo serenade / All through the night / Yours is my heart alone / I wished on the moon.

(Capitol T2326)

Santa Monica, CA, 15 Febbraio 1963.


Jazz Concert.Jazz Concert.1963

George Shearing (p) Gary Burton (vib) John Gray (g) Bill Yancey (b) Vernel Fournier (dr) Armando Peraza (conga)

Walkin’/ Love Is Just Around The Corner / I Cover The Waterfront / Love Walked In / There With You / Bel Aire / Moanin’/ The Sweetest Sounds / Love For Sale / Lee’s Blues / My Reverie / Look No Further / African Inspiration.

(Capitol ST 1992)

Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 16 Febbraio 1963.

Rare Form.Rare Form.

George Shearing (p) Gary Burton (vib) Ron Anthony (g) Gene Gerico (b) Vernel Fournier (dr) Armando Peraza (conga)

The Sweetest Sounds / Look No Further / Hallucinations / Sunny / They All Laughed / Station Break / Over The Raimbow / Why Not / I’ll Never Smile Again / Bop Look And Listen / I’ll Say / Fly Me To The Moon / Lonely Moments / Two Continents / Room 608 / Giselle / Curamita Pachano.

(Capitol ST 2447)

The Blackhawk, San Francisco, 5-6 Luglio 1963.

Out Of The

Abe Most, Justin Gordon, Jules Jacobs, Paul Horn (woodwinds) George Shearing (p) Gary Burton (vib,p) John Gray (g) Ralph Pena, Gene Cherico (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Malaguena / Ritual fire dance / The great fugue / Six-nix-quix-flix / Chorale / J.S. Bop / Lovely Lyca / Doblado samba.

(Capitol T2272)

Los Angeles, 26 Dicembre 1963.


George Shearing (p) John Gray (g) Ralph Pena, Gene Cherico (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

My heart stood still / Signing off / Willow, weep for me / I used to be color blind / Passing by / Would you like to take a walk ? / Here’s that rainy day / Spring is here / Slowly / Nightfall / Sentimental Journey.

(Capitol T2143)

Los Angeles, Giugno-Agosto 1964.

That Fresh

George Shearing (p) John Gray (g) Ralph Pena (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Measure leisure / Waltz for Sheba / I’ll be around / For you / When your lover has gone / The breeze and I / Don’t blame me / Changing with the times / We’ll be together again / The continental / Pick yourself up / More / I left my heart in San Francisco / With feeling / Quiet nights.

(Capitol T2567)

Los Angeles, Marzo 1965.

Here & Now !.george-shearing-here-now

George Shearing (p) with quintet.

The girl from Ipanema / The days of wine and roses / People / What kind of fool am I ? /  Almost there / Love / Dear heart / Who can I turn to ? / Call me irresponsible / Mr. Lucky / Bluesette.

(Capitol T2372)

Los Angeles, Giugno 1965.


Live Jazz From Club 15.Live Jazz From Club 15.

George Shearing (p) Hagood Hardy (vib) Joe Pass (g) Bobby Whitlok (b) John Garron (dr)

Theme: Oh Look At Me Now, You Are There / Call Me Irresponible / As Bach Would Say / Aren’t You Glad You’re You / Waltz For Sheba / Aldo Nova / Lullaby Of Birdland / Be Careful It’s My Heart / The Sweetest Sound / Medley: The Shadow Of Your Smile, The Days Of Wine And Roses, Yesterday / What Is This Thing Called Love / Bags Groove.

(Request 8000) 20 Maggio 1966.

New Look !.george-shearing-new-look

George Shearing (p) Julian Lee (arr,cond) with orchestra.

Call me / On a clear day / Michelle / The shadow of your smile / Have a heart / Strangers in the night / Yesterday / What the world needs now is love / Too good to be true / You’re gonna hear from me / Once in a lifetime.

(Capitol T2637)

Los Angeles, Novembre 1966.


George Shearing Today!.george-shearing-shearing-today

Tony Terran (tr) Bob Hardaway (st) Charlie Shoemake (vib) George Shearing (p) Neil Levang, Mike Anthony, Bob Whitlock (b) Bill Goodwin (dr) John Cyr (perc) Dave Koonse (g)

I say a little prayer / Here comes the morning.

(Capitol ST2699) Los Angeles, 22 Gennaio 1968.

Tony Terran, Don Fagerquist (tr) Peter Christlieb (tb) Charlie Shoemake (vib) George Shearing (p) Neil Levang, Mike Anthony, Dave Koonse (g) Bob Whitlock (b) Bill Goodwin (dr) Emil Richards, Gordon Schoneberg (perc)

Morse mode / Echoes in the night / Love is blue / By the time I get to Phoenix / A time for love.

(Capitol ST2699) Los Angeles, 12 Febbraio 1968.

Don Fagerquist (tr) Peter Christlieb (tb) Charlie Shoemake (vib) George Shearing (p) Louis Morell, Mike Anthony, Dave Koonse (g) Bob Whitlock (b) Bill Goodwin (dr) Gene Estes (perc)

A time for love / Theme from “Valley of the dolls” / Never my love / Goin’ out of my head / Don’t sleep in the subway.

(Capitol ST2699) Los Angeles, 13 Febbraio 1968.

Fool On The

George Shearing (p) with quintet.

Meditation / Somewhere in the hills / Easy to love / The gentle rain / The fool on the hill / Promises, promises / A man and a woman / Wave / Simple sideman / I concentrate on you.

(Cap ST-181)



The Heart And Soul Of Joe Williams And George Shearing.The Art And Soul Of Joe Williams

Joe Williams (vc) George Shearing (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Nesbert ”Stix” Hooper (dr)

Heart And Soul / Nobody’s Heart / Body And Soul / Humpty Dumpty Heart / My Heart Stood Still / My Heart And I / Blues In My Heart / Sleep My Heart / My Foolish Heart / My Heart Tells Me / Young At Heart / Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.

(Sheba ST 102)

Hollywood, 1-2 Marzo 1971.

Out Of This World.Out Of This World.

George Shearing (piano solo)

Out Of This World / Wendy (Chanson) / Hey Jude / Funny Sunny / Serenade In Blue / Here There And Everywhere / Such A Fool / Out Of Nowhere / You’re My Everything / The Road To Nowhere / Let It Snow / How Do You Say “Audìf Wiedersehn”.

(Sheba ST 101)

Holllywood, Marzo 1971.

George Shearing Trio

George Shearing (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Harvey Mason (dr)

Happy Talk / I Can’t Get Started / In A Sentimental Mood / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / When Johnny Comes Marching Home / What The World Needds Now / All Soul / What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Live / I’m All Smiles / That’s For Me / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year.

(Koch Koc CD 51003) Hollywood, 1971.

George Shearing

George Shearing (p) Don Heitler (prg) Andy Simpkins (b) Harvey Manson (dr)

Yesterday / For All We Know / Oh You Crazy Moon / Sweet Georgie Fame / Please Me Someone To Love / Message / Everything’s Alright / Secret Love.

(Sheba ST 104)

Hollywood, 1972.


Charlie Shoemake (vib) George Shearing (p) Ron Anthony (g) Andy Simpkins (b) Rusty Jones, Stix Hooper (dr)

I’ll never smile again / A latin’s lamp / Close to you / My silent love / Samba for Stevie / We’ve only just begun / Over the rainbow / Girl talk / There’ll be another spring / Moonray / Ritornelle.

(Sheba ST-105)

Hollywood, CA, 1972.

Music To

George Shearing (p) solo

Taking a chance on love / The summer knows / Children’s waltz / Change partners / Wave / What kind of fool am I ? / Love story / Dream dancing / I predict / This is all I ask / Beautiful love / Alfie.

(Sheba ST-106)

Hollywood, CA, 1972.


George Shearing (p) Don Heitler (org) Andy Simpkins (b) Harvey Mason (dr,perc)

Just imagine / Since you / Two for the road / Cool house / Love for sale / Sometime ago / Vierd blues / The little boat / Bide-a-wee.

(Sheba ST-107)

Hollywood, CA, 1973.


My Ship.My Ship.

George Shearing (p)

My Ship / Yesterdays / Happy Days Are Here Again / When I Fall In Love / Londonderry Air / April In Paris / The Entertainer / Tenderly / How Deep Is The Ocean / Autumn In New York / Greensleeves / Send In The Clowns.

(Polydor 821664-2)

Villingen, 25 Giugno 1974.


Light, Airy &

George Shearing (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Stix Hooper (dr)

Love walked in / If / Too close for comfort / Speak low / Emily / A beautiful friendship / Once upon a summertime / Cynthia’s in love.

(MPS 523522)

San Francisco, 23-24 Luglio 1974.



George Shearing (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Sigi Schwab (g) Heribert Thusek (vib) Rusty Jones (dr) Chino Valdes (conga) Carmelo Garcia (timb) George Shearing (British).

Lullaby Of Birdland / When Your Lover Has Gone / To A Wild Rose / I’ll Ne Around / Thine Alone / The Continental / The Nearmess Ov You / Roses Of Picardy / Sometone To Watch Over Me / East Of The Sun / We’ll Be Together Again.

(MPS 523522)

Villingen, Germania, Giugno-Luglio 1974.

The Way We Are.The Way We Are.

George Shearing (p) Sigi Schwab (g) Heribert Thusek (vib) Andfy Simpkins (b) Rusty Jones (dr) Chino Valdes, Carmelo Garcia (perc)

The Way We Were / Do You Know The Way To San Jose / Killing Me Softly / The World Is A Ghetto / Superstar / Eelanor Rigby / Brian’s Song / Aquarius / You Are The Sunshine On My Life / Alone Again.

(MPS 21 22309)

Villingen, Germania, Ottobre 1975.

Continental Experience.Continental Experience.

Gorge Shearing (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Rusty Jones (dr) Sigi Schwab (g) Heribert Thusek (vib) Chico Valdes (conga-bongo) Carmelo Garcia (timb)

Lullaby Of Birdland/ When Your Lover As Gone/ To A Wild Rose/ I’ll Be Around/ Thine Alone/ Don’t Blame Me/ The Continental/ The Nearmess Of You/ Roses Of Picardy/ Somenote To Watch Over Me/ East Of The Sun/ We’ll Be Together Again.

(MPS  025612)

Villingen, Ottobre 1975.

The Reunion.The Reunion.

Stephane Grappelli (viol) George Shearing (p) Andrew Simpkins (b) Rusty Jones (dr)

I’m Coming To Virginia / Time After Time / La Chanson De Rue / Too Marvellous For Words / It Don’t Mean A Thing / Makin’Whoopee / Afgter You’ve Gone / Flamingo / Star Eyes / The Folks Who Live On The Hill.

(MPS 821 868-2)

Villingen, Germania, 11 Aprile 1976.

500 Miles High.500 Miles High.

George Shearing (p) Louis Stewart (g) Niels Henning O.Pedersen (b)

Cheryl / 500 Miles High / I Wished On The Moon / Old Folks / Jordu / P.S. I Love You / Everything Happens To Me / Here’s That Rainy Day / Invitation.

(MPS 12701)

Villingen, Germania, Giugno 1977.


George Shearing (p) Louis Stewart (g) Niels Henning O.Pedersen (b)

Tricotism / Tune up / Windows / No moon at all / Some other spring / Wait till you see her / The party’s over / The lamp is low / It’s a lazy afternoon / Cowboy samba.

(MPS 68200)

Villingen, Giugno 1977.



George Shearing (p) Louis Stewart (g) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Robert Farnon Orchestra, Robert Farnon (dir)

Fjarilns vingor / Last night when we were young / Amaryllis / Strange enchantment / Look at that face /  Portrait of Jenny / Songbird / This is all I ask / A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square.

(MPS 15551)

Germania, 18-21 Settembre 1979, Londra, 5-6 Novembre 1980.

Getting In The Swing Of

George Shearing (p) Louis Stewart (g) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b)

Don’t get around much anymore / Consternation / Sweet and lovely / My little Anna / Sweet Lorraine / Louis Ann / G & G / Poinciana / This can’t be love / Con alma.

(MPS 0068253)

Villingen, 19-21 Settembre 1979.


Blues Alley Jazz.Blues Alley Jazz.

George Shearing (p) Brian Torff (b)

One For The Woofer / Autumn In New York / The Masquerade Is Over / That’s What She Says / Soon It’s Gonna Rain / High And Inside / Fcor Every Man There’s A Woman / This Couldn’t Be The Real Thing / Up A Lazy River.

(Concord 4110)

Washington, CD, 2-7 Ottobre 1979.

Two For The Road.Two For The Road.

Carmen McRae (vc) George Shearing (p)

I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You / You’re All I Need / Gentlemen Friend / More Than You Know / Cloudy Morning / Too Late Now / If I Should Lose You / Ghost Of Yesterday / What Is There To Say / Two For The Road.

(Concord 4128)

Los Angeles, Giugno 1980.


On A Clear Day.On A Clear Day.

George Shearing (p) Brian Torff (b)

Introduction / Love For Sale / On A Clear Day / Brasil / Don’t Explain / Happy Days Are Here Again / Hove You Met Miss Jones / Blue Island Blues / Lullaby Of Birdland.

(Concord 4132)

Concord, CA, Agosto 1980.


The MPS Trio

George Shearing (p) Louis Stewart (g) Niels H.O.Pedersen (b) con l’orchestra diretta da Robert Farnon.

Fjarlins Vingor / Last Night When We Were Young / Amaryllis / Strange Enchantment / Look At That Face / Portrait Of Jenny / Song Bird / This Is All I Ask / A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square.

(MPS 523522)

Villigen, Germania, 18-21 Settembre 1979 e Wembley, Inghilterra, 5-6 Novembre 1980.

Alone Together.Alone Together.

George Shearing, Marian McPartland (p)

O Grande Amor / To Bill Evans / All Trought The Night / Born To The Blues/ They Say It’s Spring / Alone Together / There’ll Be Another Times / Nobody Else But Me / Chasing Shadows / Improvisation On Theme By Carl Edson Jefferson.

(Concord 4171)

New York, Marzo 1981.


First Edition.First Edition.

George Shearing (p) Jim Hall (g)

Street Of Dreams / To Antonio Carlos Jobin / Careful / I See Nothing To Laugh About / Without Words / I Hear A Rhapsody / To Tommy Flanagan / Emily.

(Concord 4177)

New York, Settembre 1981.


An Evening With George Shearing & Mel Torme.An Evening With George Shearing & Mel Torme.

George Shearing (p) Brian Torff (b) Mel Torme (vc)

All Goods Chillum Got Rhythm / Born To Be Blue / Give Me The Simple Life / Good Morning Heartache / Manhattan Hoedown / You’de Be So Nice To Come Home To / A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square / Love / It Might As Well Be Spring / Lullaby Of Birdland.

(Concord 4190)

San Francisco, 15 Aprile 1982.

Bill Evans A Tribute.

George Shearing (piano solo)

Waltz For Debby.

(Palo Alto PA 8028-2) New York, 11-6-82.

Top Drawer.Top Drawer.

George Shearing (p-vc) Don Thompson (b-p) Mel Torme (vc)

Shine In Your Shoes / How Do You Say / Auf Wiedersehen / Oleo / Stardust / Hi-Fly / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / What’s This / Always In A Manger / Here’s To My Lady.

(Concord 4219)

San Francisco, Marzo 1983.


Live At Cafe Carlyle.Live At Cafe Carlyle.

George Shearing (p-vc) Don Thompson (b-p)

Pent Up House / The Shadow Of Your Smile / Teach Me Tonight / Chryl / Blues For Breakfast / P.S.I Love You / I Cover The Waterfront / Tell Me A Bedtime Story / Inside / Stratford Stomp.

(Concord CJ 246)

New York, Gennaio 1984.


Grand Piano.Grand Piano.

George Shearing (piano solo)

When A Woman Loves A Man / It Never Entered My Mind / Mack The Knife / Nobody Else But Me / Imitations / Taking A Chance On Love / If I Had You / How Insensitive / Easy To Love / While We’re Young.

(Concord 4281)

San Francisco, Maggio 1985.

An Elegant Evening.An Elegant Evening.

George Shearing (p) Mel Torme (vc)

I’ll Be Seeing You / Medley: Love And The Moon – Oh You Crazy Moon / After The Waltz Is Over / This Time The Dream’s On Me / Last Night When We Were Young / You Changed My Life / I Had The Craziest Dream – Darn That Dream / Brigg Fair / My Foolish Heart / You’re Driving Me Crazy.

(Concord 4294)

San Francisco, Maggio 1985.

Plays The Music Of Cole Porter.Plays The Music Of Cole Porter.

George Shearing (p) Barry Tuckwell (fh) Harry Lookofski, Frederick Buldrini, Lewis Eley, Maura Giannini, Carmen Malin, Louann Montesi, (viol) Seymour Barab, Avron Coleman, Frederick Zlotkin (cello) John Clayton, Don Thompson (b) Grady Tate (perc)

I Concentrate On You / Easy To Love / Every Time We Say Goodbye / So In Love / All Through The Night.

George Shearing (p) Barry Tuckwell (fh) John Clayton, Don Thompson (b) Grady Tate (perc)

Everything I Love You / But In The Morning No.

George Shearing (p) Barry Tuckwell (fh)

I’ve Got Under My Skin / In The Still Of The Night / After You / Do I Love You.

(Concord 42010) New York, Gennaio 1986.

More Grand Piano.More Grand Piano.

George Shearing (piano solo)

My Silent Love / Change Partners / My Favorite Things / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Ramona / People / East Of The Sun / I Can’t Get Started / Wind In The Willow.

(Concord 4318)

San Francisco, Ottobre 1986.


Breakin’ Out.Breakin’Out.

George Shearing (p) Ray Brown (b) Marvin Smitty Smith (dr)

Just Squeeze Me (But Don’t Tease Me) / Day Dream / Hallucinations / What’ll I Do / Break On The Blues / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore /Twelve Tone Blues / Prelude To A Kiss / There Is No Greater Love.

(Concord 4335)

New York, Maggio 1987.



George Shearing (p) Neil Swainson (b) Ernestine Anderson (vc)

As Long As I Live / Please Send Me Someone To Love.

George Shearing (p) Neil Swainson (b)

Dexterity / You Must Believe In Spring / Sakura Sakura / Long Ago And Far Away / Can’t We Be Friends / Ellington Medley: Take The A Train – In A Sentimental Mood – Just Squeeze Me – Satin Doll – Cotton Tail.

(Concord 4346) Tokyo, Settembre 1987.

The Spirit Of 176.The Spirit Of’76.

George Shearing, Hank Jones (p)

Oh Look At Me Now / Angel Eyes / I mean You / I Don’t Know What Love Is / To Hank Jones / Minor Contention / Sweet Lorraine / Yount No More / Lonely Moments / Star Eyes / Confirmation.

(Concord 4371)

New York, Marzo 1988.


A Perfect Match.A Perfect Match.

George Shearing (p) Neil Swainson (b) Jeff Hamilton (dr) Ernestine Anderson (vc)

Trust In Me / I’ll Take Romance / Body And Soul / The Best Thing For You / I Remember Clifford / On The Sunny Side Of The Street / The Second Time Around / Falling In Love With Love / That’s For Me / I Won’t Dance / Some Other Time / The Touch Of Your Lips.

(Concord 4357)

San Francisco, Maggio 1988.

In Dixieland.In Dixieland.

Warren Vache (corn) George Masso (tb) Kenny Davern (cl) Ken Peplowski (st) George Shearing (p) Neil Swaison (b) Jerry Fuller (dr)

Clap Your Hands / Might Like The Blues / Truckin’ / Destination Moon / New Orleans / Soon / Take Five / Lullaby Of Birdland / Blue Monk / Desafinado / Alice In Dixieland / Fascinathing Rhythm / The Jazz Me Blues / Honeysuckle Rose.

(Concord 4388)

New York, Febbraio 1989.


George Shearing (piano solo)

It Had To Be You / Daisy / Thinking Of You / Sweet And Lovely / It’s You or No One / Wendy / Am I Blue / Miss Invisible / You’re Everything / John O’Groats / Waltz For Claudia / For You / Children’s Waltz / Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe.

(Concord 4400)

San Francisco, Maggio 1989.

I Hear A Rhapsody.I Hear A RhapsodyLive At The Blue Note.

George Shearing (p) Neil Swainson (b) Grady Tate (dr)

Bird Feathers / Dreamsville / The End Of A Love Affair / Zingaro / Duke / I Hear Rhapsody / The Masquerade Is Over / Horizon / Just A Mood / Wail / Too Late Now.

(Telarc 83310)

Blue Note, New York, 27-29 Febbraio 1992.


Walkin’: Live AT The Blue Note.Walkin’ Live AT The Blue Note.

George Shearing (p) Neil Swainson (b) Grady Tate (dr)

That’s Earl Brothers / MY One And Only Love / Pensativa / Walkin’ / When She Makes Music / Celia / Subconscius Lee / Suddenly It’s Spring / Bags’ Groove / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / Loot To Boot.

(Telarc 83333)

Blue Note, New York, 27-29 Febbraio 1992.


How Beautiful Is

Frank Ricotti (vib,perc) George Shearing (p) Louis Stewart (g) Neil Swainson (b) Allan Ganley (dr) Robert Farnon Orchestra: Don Lusher, Colin Sheen, Chris Dean (tb) Bill Geldard (tb/b) John Pigneguy, John Rooke, Frank Lloyd (fhr) Ray Swinfield, Roy Willox, Tommy Whittle (reeds) Skaila Kanga, Hugh Webb (harp) Ray Cohen, John Georgiadis, Pamela Lowbury, Celia Sheen, Peter Benson, Levine Andrade, Carolyn Franks, Raymond Keenlyside, Trevor Williams, Gelina Solodchin, Gillian Cohen, Mark Berrow (vl) Graeme Scott, Rusen Gunes (viola) Keith Harvey, Anthony Pleeth (cello) Robert Farnon (cond)

Dancing in the dark / Heather on the hill / Oh, lady be good / More than you know / Our waltz / How beautiful is night / Once upon a time / Days gone by / Put on a happy face / Haunted ballroom / Just imagine / The surrey with the fringe on top / Away in a manger.

(Telarc CD-83325) Wembley, Middlesex, 17-19 Settembre 1992.

The Shearing Sound.The Shearing Sound.

George Shearing (p) Louis Stewart (g) Steve Nelson (vib) Neil Swainson (b) Dennis Mackrell (dr)

East Of The Sun / I Like The Recognize The Tune / I’ll Never Smile Again / I Hear Music / Girl Talk / Autumn Serenade / Consternation / Stars In My Eyes / Strollin’ / Very Early / Conception / Peace / Lullaby Of Birdland.

(Telarc 83347)

New York, 14-16 Febbraio 1994.

Paper Moon: Songs Of Nat King Cole.Paper Moon

George Shearing (p) Neil Swainson (b) Luis Stewart (g)

Straighten Up And Fly Right / I’m Lost / Sweet Lorraine / Nature Boy / Homeward Bound / I’m Thru With Love / It’s Only A Paper Moon / Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You / Lost April / Peaches / You’ve Changed / I’d Love To Make Love To You / Could Ja / I Just Can’t See For Lookin’.

(Telarc 83375)

New York, 1-3 Marzo 1995.

Favorite Things.Favorite Things.

George Shearing (p)

My Favorite Things / Angel Eyes / In A Calm / Not You Again / Taking A Chance On Love / Let Me / Summer Song / Anna’s Song / Anyone Can Whistle / Moonray / I’m Getting Off Here / P.S.I Love You / It Amazes Me.

(Telarc 83398)

New York, 26-27 Marzo 1996.


Christmas With George Shearing Quintet.Christmas With

George Shearing (p) Don Thompson (vib) Reg Schwager (g) Neil Swaisson (b) Dennis Mackrell (dr)

Ding Dong! Merryl On High / White Christmas / Winter Wonderland / The Christmas Waltz / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / Noel, Nouvelet / Donkey Carol / I’ll Be Home For Christmas / Snowfall / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / The Christmas Song / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Balulalow / Away In A Manger / It’s Christmas Time.

(Telarc 83438) 7-9 Aprile 1998.

Back To Birdland.Back To Birdland.

George Shearing (p) Don Thompson (vib) Reg Schwager (g) Neil Swainson (b) Dennis Mackerel (dr)

Fly Me To The Moon / Drop Me Of In Harlem/ Sunday Monday And Always / Speak Low / Joy Spring / That Sunday That Summer / Donna Lee / Just Imagine / High On A Windy Hill / Subconscius Lee / Lullaby Of Birdland / Loot To Boot.

(Telarc 83524)

New York, 12-14 Ottobe 2000.

Live AT The Forum, Bath 1992.Live AT The Forum

George Shearing (p) Neil Swainson (b-arr) Dennis Mackrel (dr)

Horizon / Just A Mood / The Duke / Estate / All Or Nothing At All / For Heaven’s Sake / Donna Lee / Medley / Wail / Lullaby Of Birdland / If You Were The Only Girl In The World / Loot To Boot / George Shearing INterwiew.

(BBC Legends 7005)


Music To Hear.

George Shearing (p)

Taking A Change On LOve / The Summer Knows / Children’s Waltz / Change Partners / Wave / What King Of Fool Am I / Love Story / Dream Dancing / I Predict / This Is All I Ask / Beautiful Love / Alfie.

(Koch Rec.9963) 8-11-2005.chiusura


Compagnia discografica e etichetta fondata nel 1969 da George Shearing. Ha cessato l’attività nel 1973 e Shearing per diversi anni ha avuto un contratto con la MPS. chiusura


Brooklyn, New York. 13/1/1927.

Ha iniziato la carriera mentre ancora frequentava la scuola, dove ha studiato i corsi di teoria e armonia. Ha suonato con Coleman Hawkins, con Lester Young nel 1958. Ha inciso con un suo quintetto.


Have Swing Will Travel.

Sonny Russo (tb) Harry Sheppard (vib) Marty Napoleon (p) Mort Herbert (b,arr) Mickey Sheen (dr)

Napoleon in Paris / It’s Sonny in Italy / Harry hits Holland / Have swing will travel / April in Portugal / Swiss movement / Blues in Berlin / Basically British

(Herald HLP105) Hackenack, New Jersey, 1955.chiusura



Musicista del quale si hanno poche notizie. Si sa che nel 1941 era nell’orchestra di Cecil Lee e nel 1944 in quella di Fletcher Henderson. Qualche musicista suo contemporaneo ne ha parlato come un buon musicista ed un uomo molto simpatico.chiusura


Jacksonville, Florida. 30/11/1931.

Ha studiato tromba a Detroit a 12 anni e l’anno dopo ha debuttato da professionista con Gene Brandt e poi ha suonato con Tiny Moore. Si è trasferito a Los Angeles nel 1947, dove ha studiato al City College, ha frequentato il Lighthouse di Ramsey ed ha iniziato a suonare con diversi Californiani. Ha registrato nel 1954 il suo primo disco da leader. Nel 1956 è stato il solista fisso al “Crescendo” con Curtis Counce e Dave Pell, nel 1958 è andato con Stan Kenton, poi con Benny Goodman. Dal 1960 ha dedicato più tempo all’attività di attore comico. Negli anni’80 è tornato in lui l’interesse per la musica ed ha collaborato con Art Pepper. Ha registrato con Jimmy Giuffre nel 1955, con Marty Paich nel 1959, con Wardell Gray, con Gary Burton nel 1963, con Bill Berry nel 1976, con John Collins nel 1981 e con Woody Herman nel 1983. Emulo di Miles Davis ma con una voce più robusta.


The Quartet & The Quintet.The Quartet & The Quintet.

Jack Sheldon (tp) Joe Maini (sa) Zoot Sims (st) Walter Norris, Kenny Drew (p) Ralph Pena, Leroy Vinnegar, Bobby Witlock (b) Larance Marable, Gene Gammage (dr)

Contour / It’s Only A Paper Moon / Leroy’s Blues / Cheek To Cheek / Streets Of Madashi / Get Out The Town / Ah Moore / Dozo / Mad About The Boy / Toot Sweet / Jack Departs / What Is There To Say / Groovus Mentus / Beach-Vise / Palermo Walk / Blues / Irresistible You / Guatemala / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You.

(Pacific Jazz 93160) 1954 & 18-12-55.

Jack Sheldon (tp) Joe Maini (sa) Kenny Drew (p) Lawrence Narable (dr) Leroy Vinagar (b)

Contour / Leory’s Blues

Forum Theater, Los Angeles, 18-11-55.

And His All Star Band.And His All Star Band.

Jack Sheldon, Che Baker (tp) Stu Williamson (tb) Art Pepper, Herb Geller (sa) Harold Land (st) Paul Moer (p) Buddy Clark (b) Mel Lewis (dr)

Anyhow/ Aplomb/ J.S./ Julie Is Her Name/ Sunset Eyes.

(GNP Crescendo GNPS 9036)

Hollywood, Agosto, 1957.


Jack’s Groove.Jack’s Groove.

Jack Sheldon, Chet Baker (tp) Stu Villiamson (tb) Herb Geller, Art Pepper (sa) Harold Land (st) Paul Moer (p) Buddy Clarke (b) Mel Lewis (dr)

Anyhow/ Aplomb/ Julie Is Here Name/ Sunset Eyes/ J.S.

(Fresh Sound 329)

Agosto, 1957.


A Jazz profile Of Ray Charles.A Jazz profile Of Ray Charles.

Jack Sheldon (tp) Marty Paich (org) Joe Mondragon (b) Jaohn Markham (dr)

Am I Blue/ Just For A Thrill/ Basin Street Blues/ When Your Lover As Gone/ Cherry/ Moonlight In Vermont/ ‘Deed I Do/ Come Rain Or Come Shine/ There’s No You/ One Mint Julep/ Georgia In My Mind/ Rosetta.

(Reprise R 2004)

New York, 1961.


Jack Sheldon (tp-vc) Jack Marshall, Howard Roberts, Herb Ellis (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

The Girl In The Muu Muu/ Dandelion/ Romance De Amour.

Jack Sheldon (tp-vc) Howard Roberts, Billy Strango (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Spanish Dance n.5/ By Strauss/ Funky Jones/ Hair Like Sunshine.

Jack Sheldon (tp-vc) Howard Roberts, Bob Bain, Jack Marshall (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

What Was Your Name In The States.

Stesso gruppo meno Jack Marshall.

Atomic Bomb/ Love For Sale/ Conversation/ Sweet And Lovely.

(Capitol T 1851) Hollywood, 6-16 Novembre 1962.

Jack Sheldon Presents The Entertainers.Presents The Entertainers.

Jack Sheldon (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Jack Marshall, Howard Roberts (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Stan Levey, Shelly Manne (dr) Johnny Mercer (vc)

On Green Dolphin Street / How Long, How Long Blues / Pennies From Heaven / Days Of Wine And Roses / Charade / What Kind Of Fool Am I / Kille Joe / She’s A Woman / Born To Lose / Steeplechase / The Atomic Bomb / Royce Hall Blues.

(VSOP 90)

Marzo 1964 & Marzo 1965.

Cool World Of Jack Sheldon.Cool World Of Jack Sheldon.

Jack Sheldon (tp) altri da identificare.

Sangri-La / Medley: Happy Together / Whiffenpoof Song / Boy’s Got Soul / I Think He’s Hiding / DeTroit City / Don’t Go Breakin’My Heart / I Think It’s Going To Rain Today / Afterthoughts / Meet A Cheetah.

(Universal Distr.3009)


Angel Wings.Angel Wings.

Jack Sheldon (tp) Art Pepper (sa) Micho Leviev (p) Tony Dumas (b) Carl Burnett (dr)

Angel Swing/ Softly In A Morning Sunrise/ You’de Be So Nice To Come Home To/ Jack’s Blues/ Broadway/ Historia De Un Amor/ Minority.

(Atlas Japan LA 27-1001)

Hollywood, 21-22 Febbraio 1980.


Blues In The Night.Blues In The Night.

Jack Shelton (tp-vc) Arne Domnerus (sa) Putte Wickman (cl) Bengt Halberg (p) Rune Gustafsson (g) George Riedel (b) Egil Johansen (dr)

Blues In The Night / Dearly Beloved / Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me / Get Happy / Enemy / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Lady Be Good / Once In A While / Swedish Mambo.

(Phontastic Phont 8569)

Los Angeles, 3-4 Agosto 1984.

Playing For Change.Playing For Change.

Jack Sheldon (tp) Jerry Dodgion (sa) Barry Harris (p) Rufus Reid (b) Ben Riley (dr)

Angel Eyes / Ne quittez pas / You better Go Now / The Chase Dear Ann / Wait And Sea / That Ols Feelin / Follow Me / Just For A Thrill / Trane’s Strain / No Trump / Nancy.

Stesso gruppo con Don Sickler (flic)

Along Came Betty

(Uptown UPCD 27.43) Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 24-25 Maggio 1986.

Hollywood Heroes.Hollywood Heroes.

Jack Sheldon (tp-vc) Ray Sherman (p) Dough McìacDonald (g) Dave Stone (b) Gene Estes (dr)

The Joint Is Jumpin’/ Pardon My Southern Accent / Poor Butterfly / Lover / Rosetta / I Thought About You / I Want To be Happy.

(Concord 339)

Sherman Oaks, California, settembre, 1987.

On My Own.On My Own.

Jack Sheldon (tp-vc) Ross Tompkins (p)

Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive / This Love Of Mine / Blues In The Night / How About You / Day Dream / Opus One / Losing My Mind / I Can’t Get Started / New York Medley: Manhattan – Autumn In New York – New York New York / Laughing On The Outside / Avalon / Over The Raimbow.

(Concord Jazz CCD 4529)

Hollywood, 29-8 e 12-9-91.

Jack Sheldon Sings.Jack Sheldon Sings.

Jack Sheldon (tp-vc)

Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me / Over The Raimbow / There Will Never Be Another You / Do Nothin’Till You Hear From Me / Make The Knife / I Can’t Get Started / They Can’t Take That Away From Me / Georgia In My Mind / That Old Black Magic / Hello Dolly / Just Friends / HIstoria de un Amor / Oh, Lady Be Good.

(Butterfly 7701)


Live At Don Mupo’s Gold Nugget.Live At Don Mupo’s Gold Nugget.

Jack Sheldon (tp-vc) Howard Roberts (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Stan Levey (dr)

Jack’s Blues / Bodega Bay / Who Can I Turn To / Creamfinger / Steeplechase / Historia de Amor / Don Mupo / Rodrigo –What Kind Of Fool Am I / You Fascinate My So / Wait And See / The Girl From Ipanema / She’s A Woman.

(VSOP 1101)


Jack Sheldon And His All Stars.And His All Stars.

Jack Sheldon (tp) altri da identificare.

Green Dolphin Street / I’m Also A Person / I Had The Craziest Dream / Arrivederci / Brown Cow / Anyhow / Julie Is Her Name / Aplomb / Sunset Eyes / J.S.

(GNP Crescendo 2276)



It’s What I Do.It’s What I Do.

Jack Sheldon (tp-vc) Joe Bagg (p) Bruce Lett (b) Dick Weller (dr)

Naima / Persuance / Seven Steps To Heaven / Four / Milestones / Well You Needn’t / Chelsea Bridge / Freddy The Freeloander / Steeplechase / Yardbyrd Suite.

(Butterfly 7708) 2007.chiusura


Club aperto ad Hollywood dal batterista Shelly Manne nel 1960. Club che ha ospitato molti gruppi ed orchestre famose e dove spesso si è esibito il suo proprietario.chiusura


Tyler, Texas. 28/8/1934.

Cantante che ha fatto parte del gruppo vocale gli”HI-L’OS”, in sostituzione di Bob Strasen. In seguito ha fatto parte dei Singers Unlimited. chiusura


Lynchburg, Tennessee. 1931.

Cantante di soul-blues, molto vicino a Ted Taylor, alunno dei Fairfield Four, ha fatto parte anche del gruppo degli Skylark. Voce di tenore, fremente, robusta molto simile a quelle di Ted Taylor e di Jimmy Hughes. E’ tornato alla ribalta negli anni ’90 con qualche incisione, dalle quali traspare un canto più graffiante ed esteso specie nei registri acuti, comunque sempre appassionato e lirico. Una delle grandi voci nere di Nashville, una delle poche voci nere interessanti


She’s Th One.

Roscoe Shelton (vc) Jay Spell (p) Fred KìJames (g-org) Bob Kommersmith o Nigel Paul (b/el) Bill Swartz (dr)

She’s The One / Look What You’re Doin’To Me / The Next Time / Tell Me Her Name / I’m A Freamer / Reach Out / Miss You So / She’s My Woman / Confusing To Me / Run And Hide / Too Soon To Burn The Night.

(Appaloosa 114) Nashville, 1994-1995.chiusura


Beaumont, Texas. 19/7/1916. – Amburgo, Germania. 23/11/1965.

Bassista e cantante, che è stato attivo nel Texas negli anni’30. In seguito ha lavorato in California con Gerald Wilson e con il pianista Phil Moore. Nel 1945 ha fatto parte del quintetto di Charlie Parker e Dizzy Gillespie. Nel 1945 ha anche registrato con il cantante Lem Davis e dal 1945 al 1946 con Eddie Eywood. A New York ha suonato e registrato come bassista e cantante con Slim Gaillard, poi dal 1951 al 1952 con Gene Ammons, con Sonny Stitt e nel 1955 con Johnny Hodges. Nel 1962 a Los Angeles ha fatto parte dell’orchestra di Duke Ellington, con il quale ha fatto anche un tour in Europa. Ha collaborato con Paul Gonsalves, con Johnny Hodges e nel 1964 è tornato con Ellington in un tour in Germania, dove si è stabilito e dove ha lavorato per il cinema e la televisione. chiusura


Musicista del quale non si conoscono in dati anagrafici e particolari della sua vita fuori l’attività musicale. Cantante e pianista che è stato a volte erroneamente identificato come un musicista di country blues, forse anche perché dal 1937 al 1939 ha diretto il gruppo dei “Boys Kentuky”, che era attivo in questo genere musicale. La sua musica era una miscela di blues, jump blues, jive e swing. Egli ha iniziato la sua carriera a Chicago e nel 1938 si è trasferito a New York dove ha lavorato per la Decca ed ha raggiunto la popolarità nella Okeh. Nel 1950 ha registrato anche per la Columbia, ha collaborato anche con Hot Lips Page. Ha registrato anche nel 1960 senza però raggiungere il successo precedente.


Ollie Shepard (vc) His Kentucky Boys, Edgar Saucier (sa) altri non identificati.

It’s Low Down Dirty Shane / If It Ain’t Love.

Chicago, 28-10-37.

Ollie Shepard (vc) His Kentucky Boys, Edgar Saucier (sa) Lonnie Johnson (g) altri non identificati.

She Walks Like A Kangaroo / Honey bee (Let Me Be Your Honey Be) / No One To Call Your dear (Ain’t It Tough) / Sweetheard Land.

Chicago, 8-11-37.

One Woman Blues / Brown Skin Woman / S-B-A-Blues / Good Woman / Pee Wee Pee Wee / Drunk Again / Bisquit Rolling Time / What’s Your Guess / Hope You Haven’t Forgotten Me / At Your Mercy.

New York, 31-3-38.

Ollie Shepard (vc) His Kentucky Boys, altri non identificati.

Thism Place Is Leaping / Solid Jack / Little Pigmeat / Frankenstein Blues.

New York, 7-5-38.

Ollie Shepard (vc) His Kentucky Boys, Chu Berry (st) Sonny Price (p) altri non identificati.

New Long Down Dirty Shame / The Nimbers Blues.

New York, 18-4-39.

Ollie Shepard (vc) His Kentucky Boys, Chu Berry (st) Sonny Price (p) Lonnie Johnson (g) altri non identificati.

Sweetest Thing Born / Shepard Blues (Pig Latin Blues / Outdoors Blues / Sugar Wiman Blues / Hell Is So Low Down / My Dripping Blood Blues / Blues ‘Bout My Gal.

New York, 18-4-39.

Ollie Shepard (vc) Walter Wheeler (st) Welman Braud (b) altri non identificati.

Oh Maria / (Lovely Little Baby) Don’t You Know / Jelly Roll / King Of All Evil / Li’l Liza Jane / Baby It’s My Time Now.

New York, 17-7-39.

Ollie Shepard (vc) Ollie Potter (vc) Stafford”Pazzuza”Simon (st) altri non identificati.

Jitterburgs Broke It Down / Octavia Blues / I’m Stepping Out The Night / You Got My Wondering.

New York, 22-1-40.

Ollie Shepard (vc) Theodore McCord (st) George Francis (g) Johnny Wells (dr) altri non identificati.

Hard Times Is On Me / Cool Kind Papa / True Love Blues / Throw This Dog A Bone / Pay Pay Blues / Army Camp Blues.

New York, 2-5-41.



Menphis, Tennessee. 18/2/1950.

Attrice e cantante, bionda bellezza sudista, più nota come attrice cinematografica, “L’ultimo spettacolo” e “Taxi Driver” e moglie del regista Bogdanovich. Interprete soprattutto di standards, che presenta in un modo lirico. Voce dal garbo naturale soffuso di malizia , nel quale si riconosce la sfumata sensualità della Teddi King ed anche la drammaticità di Anita Ellis. Predilige le musiche di Cole Porter.


Cybill Does It…to Cole Porter.cybill-shepherd-cybill-does-it-to-cole-porter

Cybill Shepherd (vc) Artie Butler orchestra.

Let’s do it / Find me a primitive man / But in the morning, no / My heart belongs to daddy / Kate the great / Anything goes / Gime him the oo-la-la / Always true to you in my fashion / Let’s misbehave / Brush up your Shakespeare.

(MCA 25173)

Los Angeles, 1974.

Mad About The Boy.cybill-shepherd-mad-about-the-boy

Cybil Shepherd (vc) Frank Rosolino (tb) Stan Getz (st) Terry Trotter (p) Oscar Neves (p/el-arr) Monty Budwig (b) Octavio Bally (b/el) Claudio Slon, Joe Baron (dr) Paulinho Da Costa (perc)

Triste / Can’t Get Started / Please Don’t Takl About Me When I’m Gone / This Masquerade / Mad Aboui The Boy / I’m Old Fashioned / It Never Entered My Mind / Speak Low / I’m Falling In Love / Do it Again.

(Inner City IC 1097)

Hollywood, 6-9 Maggio 1976.


Cybill Shepherd (vc) Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Jamil Nasser (b) Fred Ford orchestra.

I can’t give you anything but love / More than you know / Vanilla / Ain’t misbehavin’ / When it’s sleepy time down south / ‘S wonderful / I didn’t know what time it was / My ship / A foggy day.

(Gold Castle 71331)

Memphis, Tenneseee, Maggio 1979.


At Home With Cybill.cybill-shepherd-at-home-with-cybill

Cybill Shepherd (vc) Tom Adams (p)

I’ve learned a lot about the blues / My romance / Sophisticated lady / I could write a book / You took advantage of me / Someone to watch over me / Begin the beguine / Fields of gold / Graceland revisited /  Why don’t we run away / If I had my way / The child in me again / I have dreamed / All of me.

(Riversiren 3)

Los Angeles, 2003-2004.


Londra, Inghilterra. 7/2/1929.

Ha preso lezioni di pianoforte ed ha imparato a suonare da solo il clarinetto a 16 anni. Ha trascorso diversi anni a Amburgo in Germania, dove ha studiato e ha fatto parte della “Hamburg State Opera Orchestra”. Tornato in Inghilterra ha suonato con il gruppo dixieland di Reg Rigden, nel 1950, con il batterista Joe Daniels nel 1951, dal 1954 al 1955 con Freddy Randall ed ha fatto parte occasionalmente dei “Jazz Today Unit”con i quali ha accompagnato Billie Holiday durante una tournée inglese nel 1954 e ha suonato con Gerry Mulligan. Ha trascorso un periodo a New York e tornato in Inghilterra è tornato con i “Jazz Today Unit”, ha fatto una tournée con la Jazz At The Philarmonic di Norman Granz, ha accompagnato Mary Lou Williams, Teddy Wilson e ha partecipato a molti Jazz Festival Internazionali. Dal 1980 al 1999 ha fatto parte del gruppo “Pizza Express All Star Jazz Band”, della Great British Jazz Band e di molte altri orchestre swing.


Salute To Benny Goodman.

Dave Shepherd (cl) Roy Davey (vib) Ken Penny (p) Barry Morgan (dr)

Moonglow / I’ve found a new baby / Avalon / Slipped disc / Memories of you / Goody goody / China boy / On the sunny side of the street.

(Solitaire-Manhattan SRO100) Londra, 1953.

Benny Goodman Favorites.

Dave Shepherd (cl) Roger Nobes (vib) Brian Lemon (p) Mike Durrell (b) Johnny Richardson (dr)

Oh, lady be good / Sugar / Moonglow / I got rhythm / Gonna get a girl / China boy / Sweet Lorraine / Liza / Bei mir bist du schon / Runnin’ wild / Flying home / On the Alamo.

(Fontana SFL13171) Londra, 1968.

Shepherd’s Delights.

Dave Shepherd (cl) Roger Nobes (vib) Brian Lemon (p) Mike Durrell (b) Johnny Richardson (dr)

Seven come eleven / Spain / Flying home / N.W. 6 / Chips boogie woogie / Eccentric / Fidgety feet / Softly, as in a morning sunrise / Hi ‘ya Sophia / I surrender dear / Little Rock getaway / I let a song go out of my heart.

(77 LEU12) Londra, 3 Settembre 1969.


Dulvich, Londra, Inghilterra. 29/3/1936.

Debutta nei “Southern Stompers” di Steve Lane ed in seguito ha suonato con Brian White, Keir e Ian Bell. Si è esibito con i ”Temperance Seven”e ha suonato nella “Anglo American Alliance”. Negli anni’70 ha lavorato freelance, con Bob Kerr e con Dick Powell. Dopo un breve periodo di inattività, ha messo su i ”Five-a-Slide” un gruppo di tromboni, con il quale ha effettuato delle tournée, ha accompagnato musicisti americani come Wild Bill Davison, Jimmy McPartland, Yank Lawson, Franc Williams e con gli “American Harlem Blues and Jazz Band”. Attivo ancora negli anni’90 in diversi gruppi, nel 1994 ha registrato con Dick Sudhalter .chiusura


Honduras, 19/1/1917.

E’ cresciuto a Philadelphia, dove ha frequentato il Conservatorio e dal 1932 al 1941 ha fatto parte dell’orchestra di Jimmy Gorham e dal 1941 al 1942 di quella diretta da Benny Carter. Ha registrato con Artie Shaw nel 1941. E’ stato impegnato nel servizio militare dal 1943 al 1946 e quindi ha lavorato con Cab Calloway anche come Arrangiatore. Nel 1947 ha suonato con Buck Clayton ed ha trascorso tre anni con il gruppo di Earl Bostic. Dal 1950 al 1952 è tornato nella sua città dove ha lavorato per case editrici, come arrangiatore e ha registrato con gruppi locali. Dal 1952 al 1959 ha suonato con il gruppo di Bill Doggett ed in seguito ha lavorato freelance nei show di Broadway, ha registrato con Sy Oliver e ha suonato occasionalmente con Erskine Hawkins. Nella metà degli anni ’60 si è stabilito a San Francisco dove ha continuato l’attività freelance. chiusura


Walla Walla, Washington. 13/2/1966.

Ha cambiato il suo cognome in Shepik nel 1998. Ha studiato sassofono a scuola. A 11 anni ha fatto il chitarrista rock e a 13 anni ha iniziato ad interessarsi di jazz. Ha frequentato il Cornish College of Arts di Seatte, dove si è diplomato. Ha fatto parte della Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, del Dave Douglas’s Tiyn Bell Trio nel 1992. ha suonato con il sassofonista Matt Darriau, con Yuri Yunakov dal 1995 al 1997, con Charlie Haden e dal 1997 al 1998 con Carla Bley. Ha anche fatto parte dei gruppi “Babkas”, i “Commuters” e nel 1993 ha fondato il quartetto cooperativo “Pachora” insieme a Chris Speed, Skuli Sverrison e Jim Black. Musicista che negli ultimi tempi ha trovato nella ricerca ed esplorazione delle musiche balcaniche o medio orientali il suo impegno. Naturalmente siamo nel campo del jazz fusion ed è chiara l’influenza di Bill Frisell. Chitarrista che ha dimostrato di aver raggiunto un buon grado di maturità e di originalità. In certi momenti ricorda anche Pat Metheny. Oltre alla chitarra elettrica suona anche degli strumenti etnici come il tambura ed il saz di tradizione turca.


The Loan.Brad Shepik The Loan.

Peter Epstein (sa-ss) Brad Shepik (g-saz-tambura) Kenny Wollesen (dr-timb) Deido Salifoski (perc)

Cumin / Sazbek / The Seeress / Gastibelza / Rumi / The Water’s Thirst / Zdravo / Mint / The Souk.

(Songlines Rec.1518)

New York, 7-5-96 e 24-4-97.

The Well.Brad Shepik The Well.

Peter Epstein (sa-ss) Brad Shepik (g-saz-tambura) Skull Sverrisson (b/el) Michael Sarin (dr-perc) Seido Salifoski (perc)

The Flood / Zephyr / The Well / Quiver Of Veils / Asilah / Might Could / Vapor oro / The Flower And The Bee.

(Songlines SGL 1531)

New York, 19-2-98 e 22-11-99.

Short Trip.Brad Shepik Short Trip.

Brad Shepik (g-saz-tambura) Scott Colley (b) Tom Rainey (dr)

Lupe / Non Si Si / Tuck On In / Short Trip Back / The Tiger / Pilgrimage / Tony Tune / Squall / Karedoc Luenka.

(Knitting Factory W.290)



Drip.Brad Shepik Drip.

Brad Shepik (g-saz-tambura) Scott Colley (b) Tom Rainey (dr)

A Boogie / Reve Pour Louis / P.M. / Trails / Drip / Balance / In The Weeds / Sugar Cliff.

(Knitting Factory W.312)



Places You Go.Brad Shepik Places You Go.

Brad Shepik (g) Gary Versace (org) Tom Rainey (dr)

Temoin / Air / Return / Crossing / Five And Dime / The South / As Was / Frozen / Batur / Tides.

(Songlines SGL SA 1562)



Human Activity Suite.Brad Shepik Human Activity Suite.

Ralph Alessi (tp) Brad Shepik (g-tamb-saz/el) Gary Versace (p-org-fis) Drew Gress (b) Tom Rainey (dr)

Lima (South America) / Blindstop (North America) / Human Activity / Stir (Antarctica) / Not So Far (Australia) / Current / Carbonic / Blue Marble (Africa) / By A Foot (Europe) / Waves (Asia)

(Songlines SGL 1576)

Brooklyn, New York, 14-15 Giugno 2008.

Across The Way.Brad Shepik Across The Way.

Brad Shepik (g-saz-tambura) Tom Beckham (vib) Jorge Roeder (b) Mark Guiliana (dr)

Across The Way / Down The Hill / Xylo / Garden / German Taco / Marburg / Transfer / Pfaffenhofen / Mambo Terni / Your Egg Roll/ Train Home.

(Songlines SGL 1586) 13-2-2010.chiusura


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