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Jazz Moments
George Shearing
Jazz Moments
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Japanese 20bit Mastered Re-Issue.


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All Artists: George Shearing
Title: Jazz Moments
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 2/9/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724383208524


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Japanese 20bit Mastered Re-Issue.

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One of the best Shearing collections
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So glad to see this classic album updated to CD, I "inherited" the original 1962 vinyl from my parents and still love the music. His "Gone With the Wind" is haunting and beautiful, as is "When Sunny Gets Blue." Not a lemon in the bunch, well worth owning."
Vintage Shearing
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If occasionally you like your soul touched by a fine relaxed jazz trio then you will like this one. Less syrup than found with Shearing's quintet work; this is my all-time favourite jazz trio recording. Got the old vinyl and was amazed to find the re-release on CD. Buy it for those evenings when you are feeling a little introspective and want to listen to something evocative."
A SUPERB album with a sad story.
William C. Ferry | Cleveland, OH United States | 06/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jazz Moments was a vinyl album in my parent's closet . . . discovered just as I was turning the corner from rock to jazz and just as I was switching from frustrated bedroom guitarist to bassist in the middle school jazz band. Shearing, who needs no introduction, is typically brilliant. But this album is a testament to the importance of sidemen--Vernel Fournier on drums and Israel Crosby on bass. It is Crosby's story I wish to tell, and his story that's sad.

This is one of the last recordings by a man lost before his time. Perhaps because of the time--as jazz reached its peak and just barely pre-Beatles, Crosby is lost to all but the most lucky of listeners. Israel Crosby jumped into the jazz world from Chicago to work with the best. My exposure has been via Shearing and Ahmad Jamal.

Crosby's bass playing reveals what history did not. An intelligent, funny, and loving man. On up-tempo pieces you can hear his smile, feel his wit. On mellower pieces you share his pain or passion. Very few bassists played the instrument as a whole as he did--his bowed pieces are virtuosic and contribute importantly to the piece. While he could walk with anyone, he also displayed combo bass playing that seems to hint at the way great rock bassists contributed to their craft--woven into the music as an integral component--not merely the all-too-common tacked-on rhythm section found in many jazz groups.

This is a great album that captures a moment, and captures a man, three men, at that moment. I highly recommend it. ClevelandBill at mac dot com."