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During the 1980s, the late pianist-composer-bandleader, George Shearing [1919-2011] hosted and disc-jockeyed a Jazz program on WNEW-AM in
for 18 months. New York City
Over the course of his two hour program each Sunday evening, Sir George [he was knighted for services to music in 2007] would often avail himself of a Baldwin-Hamilton spinet piano that was kept in the studio.
On it, he would play brief tunes and improvisations between spinning the discs.
Thanks to our correspondent in
, the editorial staff at JazzProfiles has been
able to develop the following Sound Cloud audio track of Sir George’s Bachian
treatment of Autumn Leaves. New York
From one “George” to another, we thought it would be fun to share this light moment with you.