George Shearing & Brian Torff - Lullaby Of Birdland: Blues Alley Jazz / On A Clear Day (2CD) (2000)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 218.36 Mb (CD1) + 196.79 Mb (CD2) | 1:33:20 | Covers
Bop, Cool, Piano Jazz | Label: Concord Records - CCD2-4927-2
George Shearing and bassist Brian Torff have perfect chemistry as a jazz duo; Lullaby of Birdland combines two of their live dates, Blues Alley Jazz and On a Clear Day, into this budget-priced two-CD reissue. The two musicians play superbly in unison, but each also reacts quickly to anything played by the other. Their series of exchanges on Billy Taylor's delightful "One for the Woofer" amuses the audience, while the wild Latin treatment of "Up a Lazy River" is every bit as enjoyable.