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Dexterity (George Shearing album)

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Live album by
LabelConcord CJ 346[1]
ProducerCarl Jefferson
George Shearing chronology
More Grand Piano
The Spirit of 176

Dexterity is a 1988 live album by the jazz pianist George Shearing recorded at the second Fujitsu-Concord Jazz Festival. The singer Ernestine Anderson appears on two tracks.[2] Shearing and Anderson would later record the album A Perfect Match.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow reviewed the album for Allmusic, describing it as "A well-rounded and consistently enjoyable program".[2]

Track listing

  1. "Dexterity" (Charlie Parker) – 5:17
  2. "You Must Believe in Spring" (Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Jacques Demy, Michel Legrand) – 7:53
  3. "Sakura Sakura (Cherry Blossom)" (Traditional) – 5:13
  4. "Kjo No Tsuki" (Rentaro Taki) – 3:00
  5. "I Won't Dance" (Dorothy Fields, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh) – 5:08
  6. "Long Ago (and Far Away)" (Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern) – 5:03
  7. "Can't We Be Friends?" (Paul James, Kay Swift) – 3:08
  8. "As Long as I Live" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 4:19
  9. "Please Send Me Someone to Love" (Percy Mayfield) – 6:49
  10. Duke Ellington medley: "Take the "A" Train"/"In a Sentimental Mood"/"Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)"/"Satin Doll"/"Cotton Tail" (Billy Strayhorn)/(Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)/(Ellington, Lee Gaines)/(Ellington, Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)/(Ellington) – 7:21
  11. "Lullaby of Birdland" (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 5:30



  1. ^ "George Shearing with special guest Ernestine Anderson – Dexterity (Vinyl, LP)". Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  2. ^ a b c Dexterity at AllMusic
  3. ^ A Perfect Match at AllMusic
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