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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In The Night - George Shearing with Dakota Staton

In The Night
The George Shearing Quintet with Dakota Staton
Cover photo: Charles Stewart
Capitol Records T1003

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample.

A creative and a competitive jazz/pop market late 50s release, one of Shearing best efforts.

From Billboard - May 19, 1958: Success of Miss Staton's previous LP, "The Late, Late Show," plus the powerful lure of the "Shearing" sound makes this a likely click in both the pop and jazz marts. Six tracks' feature the combined talents of the artists, the other six spotlight the group in instrumental treatments of new and old tunes. Attractive cover shot of the artists.

From the back cover: Six of the sides of the set are by the Shearing Quintet alone. The group, which by now rates institutional prestige, tip-toes through inspired, velvety swing – always palatable, of highest musical calibre, and tops in ear appeal. Joining Shearing are Emil Richards, vibes; Jean "Toots" Thelma, guitar; Al McKibbon, bass; Percy Brice, drums; Armando Peraza, bongos and conga drums.
* Featuring Dakota Staton

From Rags To Riches
I'm Left With The Blues In My Heart*
Pawn Ticket
In The Night*
I Hear Music*
Senor Blues
Confessin' The Blues*
The Thrill Is Gone*
The Late, Late Show
I'd Love To Make Love To You*

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