An overlooked 60s gem from George Shearing
– mellow and jazzy, and done with a slightly different style than usual! Deep Velvet takes Shearing
's piano and vibes and backs them up with a 12-piece woodwind choir – one that creates a shimmering backdrop of colors and tones for the core sound of the Shearing quintet
– and a mode that allows George
's work on piano to explore with even more lyrical openness than before. The woodwinds occasionally step out a bit in some complicated passages of their own, but the real charm of the record, as always, is from the Shearing
touch. Titles include "Passing By", "Would You Like To Take A Walk", "Signing Off", "One Love", "Slowly", "My Heart Stood Still", and "I Used To Be Color Blind".
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, a promo stamp and some seam splitting held with masking tape. Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip.)