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Monday, June 25, 2018

San Francisco Scene - George Shearing

The Outlaw
San Francisco Scene
The George Shearing Quintet
Produced by Dave Cavanaugh and Tom Morgan
Cover Photo: FPG
Capitol Records T 1715

Personel:Bass – Ralph Peña
Congas – Armando Peraza
Drums – Vernell Fournier
Guitar – Dick Garcia
Piano – George Shearing
Vibraphone – Warren Chiasson

From the back cover: The album was recorded in the magnificent new Masonic Auditorium during a concert titled "Three For The Show" (which also starred Peggy Lee and The Kingston Trio) presented under the co-auspices of Frank Weber (the San Franciscan who has risen to fame as the Trio's personal manager) and Concerts Inc. And not only was the concert a huge box office success, but the hall's excellent acoustics, coupled with an appreciative and completely attentive audience, enabled Capitol's engineers to produce an on-the-spot recording of extremely high fidelity.

From Billboard - June 8, 1962: The album was cut when the Shearing Quintet played a concert in the Masonic Hall in San Francisco. The group is in top form and each of the members get a chance to exhibit his solo ability. The star is Shearing, of course, who plays with wide improvisational skill throughout the album. He also introduces each of the tunes. The set contains old favorites like "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid" and "Lullaby Of Birdlan" as well as new items like Horace Silver's "The Outlaw" and "My New Mambo." Set should be a strong seller in pop and jazz markets.

The Be-Bop Irishman
I'll Be Around
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
This Nearly Was Mine
My New Mambo
The Outlaw
When April Comes Again
Monophraseology
Coctails For Two
Lullaby Of Birdland

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