Lullabies Of Birdland - A Musical Autobiography
CAT # CCD2-2211-25
DISC ONE 1. September In The Rain 3:13 2. Lullaby Of Birdland 2:41 3. Mambo Inn 2:17 4. Darn That Dream 4:21 5. Heart And Soul 3:05 6. For Every Man There's A Woman 3:53 7. Too Late Now 5:04 8. Love For Sale 10:06 9. Alone Together 4:13 10. Emily 5:52 11. It Might As Well Be Spring 4:43 12. I Cover The Waterfront 5:36 DISC TWO 1. Easy To Love 3:48 2. I've Got You Under My Skin 4:43 3. Lullaby Of Birdland 4:18 4. My Silent Love 4:22 5. There Is No Greater Love 5:34 6. New York, New York Medley: For Me And My Gal / Mack The Knife / Birth Of The Blues / Send A Little L 6:12 7. Lullaby Of Birdland 5:09 8. Lonely Moments 4:18 9. Body And Soul 4:44 10. Blue Monk 7:00 11. You're My Everything 4:21 12. How Beautiful Is Night 4:46 13. Fly Me to the Moon 7:26
The musical companion piece to his insightful autobiography, Lullaby of Birdland (Continuum Publishing), this extraordinary 2-CD collection highlights some of the most significant recordings from George Shearing’s long and distinguished career in music. From his popular and influential piano-vibes-guitar Shearing Quintet sound to his indelible contributions Latin jazz; from his unique classical-infused jazz solo piano masterpieces, to his quintessential recording partnerships with some of jazz’s greatest vocalists, Mr. Shearing’s brilliant and versatile contributions to music in general, and jazz in particular, are myriad. In an essential musical retrospective that spans more than five decades—from his first big hit, “September In The Rain,” in 1949, through his prolific, creative output during his years on the Concord Jazz label, and into the new millennium—George Shearing’s timeless jazz piano artistry shines throughout, radiating his singular combination of artistry, wit, elegance, and swing.
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