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George Shearing: Interview 2

Interview Two: The Shearing Spell

Les Tomkins interview jazz pianist George Shearing three times between 1966-1984 about his musical career. 

Interview: 1976

Source: Jazz Professional

Interview Text or Transcript

With about nine years having gone by since George Shearing last played live in his home country, it was natural that there should have been speculation as to the musical content of his one London concert, at the New Victoria on March 30. During a brief chat earlier in the day, George intimated to me that the famous Quintet sound would be the mainstay of his show. Which is what most Shearing devotees, if called on to guess, would have thought to be likely. However, in the event, no more than half of the concert's duration was taken up by that three—part voicing.

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