Feb 14

I’m In The Mood For Love

I’m In The Mood For Love (1:55)

Recorded 2/13/24

George Shearing


George Shearing passed away ON THIS DAY, February 14, in 2011. One of the jazz greats, Sir George Shearing was known for his incomparable and complex reharmonizations. Usually, in classical, pop, or jazz, a piano player may use (hopefully sparingly) the damper pedal (the one on the right) to blend adjacent similar chords, usually one or two measures (4-8 beats). However, for this arrangement, I’m changing the pedal literally with each beat!! Listen carefully and you will hear how Shearing makes the song his own.

Thanks, George, for showing us a new way of playing and listening.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Dr. Weiss