Lullaby of Birdland: The Shearing Touch (DVD) | Arthaus 109216

Lullaby of Birdland: The Shearing Touch (DVD)


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Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 109216

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 26th February 2016



George Shearing (piano)


George Shearing (piano)


Lullaby of Birdland: The Shearing Touch
A Film by Jill Marshall

George Shearing (1919–2011), blind from birth, had made a name for himself in England as a Swing pianist before he set out for the United States in 1949 to become the most successful European jazz musician of his time. He soon found his distinctive sound, which had a close connection to Cool Jazz. No one was able to connect Modern Jazz and well-groomed “Easy Listening” as successfully as Shearing throughout the 1950s. His Quintet (piano, vibraphone, guitar, bass and drums), which existed for 29 years, was very popular, for example with Shearing’s hit “Lullaby of Birdland” from 1952.

Filmed on both sides of the Atlantic, this tribute to Shearing from 1994 showcases the music which took the jazz world by storm with specially-shot performances and archive clips.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Audio Languages: GB, FR, DE
Running Time: 50 mins
FSK: 0
Barcode: 807280921694
Catalogue No.: 109216
Region Code: 0

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