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Published on Jun 23, 2011
Sir George Shearing, OBE (August 13, 1919 -- February 14, 2011) was an Anglo-American jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles, he had multiple albums on the Billboard charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s.He died of heart failure on February 14, 2011 in New York City, at the age of 91.
Albert George Shearing (né le 13 août 1919 à Londres et mort le 14 février 2011 à New York1) est un pianiste anglais, aussi accordéoniste, compositeur et chef d'orchestre de jazz. Aveugle de naissance, il est célèbre pour son utilisation du block chord, une technique de piano consistant à jouer les mélodies en accords.