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George Shearing's Holiday Set On Piano Jazz

George Shearing.
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George Shearing.

British jazz pianist George Shearing was a friend and frequent guest on Piano Jazz. On this special edition of the program from 2001, Shearing joins host Marian McPartland to celebrate the holidays in a jazzy way.

The two reminisce about seasons gone by and perform traditional and contemporary holiday tunes, including "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Away In A Manger."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 2001.

Set List

  • "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" (Blaine, Martin)
  • "Winter Wonderland" (Bernard, Smith)
  • "Away In A Manger" (Traditional)
  • "White Christmas" (Berlin)
  • "Let It Snow" (Cahn, Styne)
  • "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Marks)
  • "A Child Is Born" (Jones)
  • "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Traditional)
  • "Snowfall" (Thornhill)
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