I was instantly saddened to learn of George Shearing's death yesterday. I've only ever associated him with Lullaby of Birdland and Let There Be Love, neither of which charted in America, although the latter was a British hit. Both these records were Radio 2 favourites in the past but I hadn't heard Lullaby in full for many, many years until You Tube gave me the opportunity just now. This is the version I remember:
It must be the original 1952 recording featuring Marjorie Hyams on 'vibes'. A wonderful sound.
I'm not normally a fan of Jazz but I do love this recording. A great selection of pictures here:
No. 11 in 1962