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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Here And Now! - George Shearing


Mr. Lucky

Here & Now!
George Shearing
Produced by David Cavanaugh
Cover Photo: Capitol Photo Studio - George Jerman
Capitol Records T 2372

From the back cover: In these Shearing arrangements, orchestrated by Julian Lee, George gives full emphasis to each melody, enhances it, and gives it a lilt that lifts the heart. His scores employ a classic Shearing setting: the Quintet poised against strings. But there are even more strings than usual this time: twelve violins, four cellos and four violas, giving an extra richness to the fabric of sound. Quintet itself keeps the music on an exhilarating level that is the very essence of George Shearing – here and now.

From Billboard - August 14, 1965: Set again a lush string choir providing a rich sound backdrop, the inimitable George Shearing Quintet is magnificent. The exciting package contains such "standard" melodies as "Call Me Irresponsible," "People" and "Dear Heart." With subtle Shearing arrangements of tunes from the pens of Henry Mancini, Anthony Newly and Jule Styne the LP is pleasurable listening.

Call Me Irresponsible
Days Of Wine And Roses
What Kind Of Fool Am I?
Dear Heart
Mr. Lucky
The Girl From Ipanema (Garoua de Ipanema)
Almost There
Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

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