(music: "Lullaby of Birdland" (1952))
The Rat Race
(writer: "Lullaby of Birdland" - uncredited)
"George Shearing: The Story of Jazz"
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The George Shearing Quintet | The George Shearing Trio | Stephane Grapelly and his Quintet | Sir George Albert Shearing | Sir George Shearing
Did You Know?
Everything, everything, whether jazz or classical music, literature or conversation, must have architecture and direction. And those who criticize us for confining jazz to such a requirement do not appreciate that in music, abandonment is fine, but indiscipline is death.
Learned to play piano from the age of three. During his teens he played in a blind students' band led by Claude Bampton before joining the orchestra of Bert Ambrose
. During World War II he played in Harry Parry
's Radio Rhythm Club Band, doubling on accordion for Frank Weir and his Sextet
"The Serene Poet of Jazz"