George Shearing - Black Satin

George Shearing - Black Satin

Catalogue Code: 714092

Barcode: 5050457140922

Release Date: 26 Aug 2013

Astute jazz lovers know that even the poppiest George Shearing records are far more than simple cocktail lounge music. It's mellow music for sure, and heavily orchestrated, but there is a level of harmonic sophistication and brilliant arranging here that qualifies Black Satin for classic status. George Shearing's sublimely elegant tone, touch, and phrasing are perhaps never better and more simply displayed than on this album. Plus, the record in some ways serves as a primer to his style, as he manages to add subtle shadings of Latin music, bebop, and barrelhouse throughout, sometimes all in the same tune.

1. The Folks That Live On The Hill
2. If I Should Lose You
3. Starlight Souvenirs
4. What Is There To Say
5. Black Satin
6. You Don't Know What Love Is
7. Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You
8. One Morning In May
9. Moon Song
10. Medley: As Long As I Live - Let's Live Again