Christmas with George Shearing Quintet

George Shearing Quintet

George Shearing’s quintet work is instantly recognizable. His use of guitar (Reg Schwager) and vibes (Don Thompson) closely following the gently swinging lead of his piano work has become a signature. On Christmas, the Shearing Quintet (here rounded out by the bass of Neil Swainson and the drums of Dennis Mackrel) slip effortlessly over the likes of “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Let It Snow” with a breezy, light touch. With tasteful solos that extend off the main melody and into more heady waters, Christmas is an entirely enjoyable release and perfect party music. For serious listening, this disc also boasts a fantastic recording.

  • Ding Dong! Merrily On High
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Christmas Waltz
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • NoŽl Nouvelet
  • Donkey Carol
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • Snowfall
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Christmas Song
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Balulalow
  • Away In A Manger
  • It's Christmas Time