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The George Shearing Trio


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Artist: George Shearing
Release date: 1973
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 38:56
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No. Title Length
1. Happy Talk 2:51
2. I Can't Get Started 3:17
3. In a Sentimental Mood 2:37
4. Tumbling Tumbleweeds 5:45
5. When Johnny Comes Marching Home 2:27
6. What the World Needs Now 3:10
7. All Soul 2:48
8. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? 3:18
9. I'm All Smiles 4:44
10. That's for Me 2:04
11. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 2:07
12. Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year 3:48



Some of George Shearing's least familiar recordings come from the period in which he released them on Sheba (his own mail order label), which ceased operations in 1971, around the time he divorced his first wife. This trio session with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Harvey Mason finds the pianist in a playful mood, covering standards and less familiar songs, along with a few surprises. "I Can't Get Started" starts in a rather subdued setting before Shearing raises a dramatic crescendo to wrap it, with Simpkins switching to playing arco. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," the old folk song dating from Civil War, is adapted into an unusual bop setting. It is as if the music approaches and passes by the listener, just as if the players were soldiers, though the ending is a bit corny, incorporating someone walking down a hallway and shutting a door. It's hard not to smile when hearing the delicious take of the country-western favorite "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," which extensively showcases Simpkins, though Shearing adds a wild bop chorus. [The Koch CD reissue adds a previously unissued track, a rather funky take of "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year."]