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George Shearing: Interview 3

Interview Three: Talks to Alan Stevens

Alan Stevens interviews jazz pianist George Shearing in 1979 about his background in classical music and his future musical career. 

Interview: 1979

Source: Jazz Professional 

Interview Text or Transcript

Ronnie Ball, Derek Smith, Dill Jones, Marian McPartland, Eddie Thompson, Ralph Sharon, Alec Templeton, Joe Saye and yourself. . . some of the British—born pianists who emigrated to the USA and. made the grade there. George, why do you think that, of all the British instrumentalists who've gone over to the States, by far the greater number have been pianists?

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