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GAS – George Albert Shearing Quartet Number 2

LP (Item 403260) Sheba, 1973 — Condition: Used
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A very groovy little 70s album from George Shearing – recorded in a mode that's similar to his best work for MPS! The record features Shearing on acoustic piano in a quartet with Harvey Mason on both drums and percussion – plus warm round bass tones from Andy Simpkins, and some great added organ from Don Heitler – all in a sound that's markedly different from the Shearing style of the 60s, and which takes George's piano into a whole new realm! Shearing's got an amazingly light touch on the keys – flying around at the top of the spectrum in a flurry of colors and tones – but he's also nicely rooted at the bottom by the team of Mason and Simpkins, who shape the music with a soulfulness that's subtle, but a nice change from earlier years. Titles include "Cool House", "Love For Sale", "Vierd Blues", "Since You", "Bide A Wee", and "Just Imagine". (Cover has light wear & a small splash stain.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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