George Shearing – George Shearing In Dixieland (Full Album)

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George Shearing in Dixieland is a 1988 album by jazz pianist George Shearing of music associated with Dixieland.

“This promising effort is a major disappointment. Pianist George Shearing planned to revisit his roots in Dixieland and swing but he hedged his bets. Despite having an impressive septet with such players as cornetist Warren Vache, Ken Peplowski on tenor, trombonist George Masso and clarinetist Kenny Davern, Shearing wrote out most of the ensembles, taking away from the spontaneity and potential excitement of the music. Despite the interesting repertoire (ranging from “Truckin’,” “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Jazz Me Blues” to “Take Five,” “Desafinado” and even a Dixiefied “Lullaby Of Birdland”), this date falls far short of its potential.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Clap Yo’ Hands” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:55
“Mighty Like the Blues” (Leonard Feather) – 2:45
“Truckin'” (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) – 3:57
“Fascinating Rhythm” (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 3:10
“Destination Moon” (Roy Alfred, Marvin Fisher) – 4:49
“New Orleans” (Hoagy Carmichael) – 3:27
“Soon” (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 3:11
“Take Five” (Paul Desmond) – 3:23
“Lullaby of Birdland” (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 4:19
“Jazz Me Blues” (Tom Delaney) – 3:38
“Blue Monk” (Thelonious Monk) – 7:00
“Desafinado” (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça) – 4:12
“Honeysuckle Rose” (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 3:33
“Alice In Dixieland” – 8:39

George Shearing – piano
Kenny Davern – clarinet
Warren Vaché – cornet
Ken Peplowski – tenor saxophone
George Masso – trombone
Neil Swainson – double bass
Jerry Fuller – drums


Released: 1989
Recorded: 1989
Label: Concord CJ 388
Producer: Carl Jefferson