George Shearing Trio – Light, Airy & Swinging (1974/2014) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

George Shearing Trio – Light, Airy & Swinging (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 43:08 minutes | 785 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: | Front Cover | © MPS Classical

„George Shearing, after over two decades as leader of his popular Quintet, was largely taken for granted as a pianist. His trio recordings for MPS in the mid-’70s did a lot to salvage and restore his former reputation as a virtuoso and a distinctive player.

On this trio set with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Stix Hooper, Shearing fully investigates a variety of superior standards, particularly ‘Speak Low,’ Johnny Mandel’s ‘Emily’ and ‘Beautiful Friendship’ which are given the most extensive explorations of the eight songs; only ‘Love Walked In’ is a holdover from the quintet days. This enjoyable LP is long overdue to be reissued on CD.“ (Scott Yanow, AMG)

01 – Love Walked In
02 – If
03 – Too Close for Comfort
04 – Speak Low
05 – Emily
06 – Beautiful Friendship
07 – Once Upon a Summertime
08 – Cythiy’a in Love

Recorded July 23, 1974 & July 24, 1974 in San Francisco, CA.
Digitally remastered.

George Shearing – piano
Andy Simpkins – bass
‘Stix’ Hooper – drums