Williams, Joe & George Shearing

Arkadia, 2023CD
Instrument: MALE VOCAL

Issue: 29.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 83
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O’s Notes: Vocalist Joe Williams and pianist George Shearing were both jazz legends. They came together for this recording, A Song is Born with Neil Swainson (b) and Paul Humphrey (d) anchoring the rhythms. They performed together on many occasions and this live recording commemorates some of their best songs. The set showcases Joe scatting and singing the blues with Shearing dancing across the keys as heard best on “Roll ‘Em Pete”. It’s easy to see why Joe excited audiences wherever he landed! These thirteen tracks are a fine example of masters at work.


Publicist: Arkadia