October 2, 2016 – 12:49 pm

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Velvet Carpet [no label, 1CD]

Released in 1956. Very good audio, vinyl rip [DT720/Capitol Records]. Inherent pops and crackles might be distracting to some.

British jazz pianist George Shearing composed over 300 titles, including the jazz standard “Lullaby of Birdland”, and had multiple albums on the Billboard charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. He died of heart failure in New York City in 2011, at the age of 91.

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Track 01. September Song 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 02. Autumn Leaves 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 03. Dancing On The Ceiling 5:29 (9.2MB)
Track 04. I’ll Close My Eyes 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 05. A Foggy Day 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 06. Have You Met Miss Jones? 2:10 (3.7MB)
Track 07. The Starlight Hour 2:49 (4.7MB)
Track 08. All Of You 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 09. Round Midnight 3:04 (5.1MB)
Track 10. No Moon At All 4:41 (7.9MB)
33 mins

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  2. While I’m not really a fan of “easy listening” music, this recording is relaxing and enjoyable. Thanks also for presenting the “Duophonic” reissue. Of several major record companies that reissued older mono albums in a “reprocessed for stereo” format in the 1960s, I think Capitol’s Duophonic process was the best, and broadened the sound spectrum. Most listeners would probably think this is real stereo. Thanks, Big O.

    By Carson on Oct 3, 2016

  3. Remember, Kerouac loved him

    By Jim Spriggs on Oct 3, 2016

  4. Nice! George Shearing was a favorite of my late father’s. This is a treat. Thanks, BigO!

    By walter on Oct 3, 2016

  5. great stuff, thanks very much

    By jon on Oct 7, 2016

  6. legendary player!

    By alan ravran on Oct 8, 2016

  7. thank you very much

    By alan ravran on Oct 8, 2016

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