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GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET <br> Velvet Carpet <br> 1956 (Capitol Records - OUT OF PRINT)

Details: Capitol T-720, mono, black label with rainbow perimeter, Capitol logo to left of hole, 1956

Condition: Vinyl & Jacket VG

Out of Print and Not available as CD.

From the All Music Guide:
For a long stretch of time in the 1950s and early '60s, George Shearing had one of the most popular jazz combos on the planet -- so much so that, in the usual jazz tradition of distrusting popular success, he tends to be underappreciated. Shearing's main claim to fame was the invention of a unique quintet sound, derived from a combination of piano, vibraphone, electric guitar, bass and drums. Within this context, Shearing would play in a style he called "locked hands," which he picked up and refined from Milt Buckner's early-'40s work with the Lionel Hampton band, as well as Glenn Miller's sax section and the King Cole Trio. Stating the melody on the piano with closely knit, harmonized block chords, with the vibes and guitar tripling the melody in unison, Shearing sold tons of records for MGM and Capitol in his heyday.

The tracks are:
1. September Song
2. Autumn Leaves
3. Dancing on the Ceiling
4. I'll Close My Eyes
5. A Foggy Day
6. Have You Met Miss Jones?
7. The Starlit Hour
8. All of You
9. 'Round Midnight
10. No Moon at All

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