This was a very spontaneous session. For his second solo piano date for Concord, George Shearing picked out ten songs while he was at the studio and, without any real prior planning, simply played. The results are consistently enjoyable as Shearing performs some of his favorite songs. A few of the tunes (such as "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "East of the Sun") had long been part of his repertoire but some of the other songs (such as "My Silent Love," an unusual reworking of "Change Partners" and "Dream") are full of surprises. An excellent outing.
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by Scott Yanow