Finally, see the legendary jazz pianist in his only full-length concert performance on DVD, magnificently filmed in 1991 in a state-of-the-art digital audio and video production at the beautiful Paul Masson Winery. His artistry is now captured forever, as he and bass sensation Neil Swainson caress the ballads of Rodgers & Hart and Hoagy Carmichael, and swing to the bebop of Charlie Parker.
George Shearing is among the most popular and respected musicians of all time. His splendid “locked hands” technique, coupled with a tender touch, have made him one of the few pianists with a recognizable sound. An improviser with a flair for style and melodic elegance, many musicians have credited him with “opening up their ears to the beauties of tone.
“Lullaby of Birdland, written by Shearing in 1952 as the theme song for the famous night club, has become a standard of the jazz repertoire…his lasting legacy.
V.I.E.W. Video is proud to add this enhanced DVD version of George Shearing: Lullaby of Birdland to its Hall of Fame DVD Collection, joining such other legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams ,Herbie Hancock, Louie Bellson and Billie Holiday.
1. Freedom Jazz Dance
2. Why Did I Choose You?
3. Isn’t It Romantic?
5. Donna Lee
6. Memphis in June
7. Lullaby of Birdland
8. Moose the Mooch
55 minutes plus multiple Bonus Features
> Trivia and Fun Facts Subtitles
> Instant Access to over 30 Selections
> Instant Access to Instrumental Solos
> Dolby Digital Stereo Audio
> Photo Gallery
> Bonus Historic Video Performance
> Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
> Multi-directional Interactive Menus
> George Shearing Biography