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Swedish Pastry

George Shearing

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August 13, 1919 – February 14, 2011


Jazz great George Shearing proved instrumental in popularizing a piano-playing technique called “locked-hands style,” although Milt Buckner is most likely its inventor.

“Locked-hands style,” which became known as “Shearing's voicing,” is a form of block chord with a double melody. In it, the melody is duplicated on the left after chords are maintained in the right hand. You can see a great example of it in this performance of “Swedish Pastry.”


George Shearing, piano
Don Elliot, vibraphone
John Levy, bass
Denzil Best, drums

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