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In the Night (George Shearing and Dakota Staton album)

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In the Night
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LabelCapitol T1003[1]
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In the Night

In the Night is a 1958 album by the jazz pianist George Shearing and the singer Dakota Staton. A quintet accompanies the pair. Staton sings on six tracks; the rest are instrumentals.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

The initial Billboard review from May 19, 1958 commented that "Success of Miss Staton's previous the powerful allure of the "Shearing" sound makes this a likely click in both pop and jazz marts...Attractive cover shot of the artists".[3]

John Bush reviewed the album for Allmusic and wrote that "With its progressive-leaning jazz and modernist blues vocals, In the Night was the prototype for the piano-vocals collaboration record that George Shearing would remake with Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, and Nancy Wilson while at Capitol (and many others afterwards)." Bush highlighted the quintet's work on "From Rags to Richards" and "Pawn Ticket"; and described Staton as bringing her "post-bop vocal prowess and late-night melodrama" to the songs. Bush felt the album was "one of the finest teamings in either's career".[2]

Track listing

  1. "From Rags to Richards" (George Shearing) – 3:15
  2. "(I'm Left with the) Blues in My Heart" (Benny Carter, Irving Mills) – 2:58
  3. "Pawn Ticket" (Ray Bryant) – 2:22
  4. "In the Night" (Norman Mapp)– 2:03
  5. "Easy" (Shearing) – 2:43
  6. "I Hear Music" (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) – 2:32
  7. "Señor Blues" (Horace Silver) – 3:49
  8. "Confessin' the Blues" (Walter Brown, Jay McShann) – 2:46
  9. "Later" (Bryant) – 2:20
  10. "The Thrill Is Gone" (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) – 3:10
  11. "The Late, Late Show" (Roy Alfred, Murray Berlin) – 2:34
  12. "I'd Love to Make Love to You" (Bob Emmerich, Ruth Poll) – 2:44



  1. ^ "The George Shearing Quintet with Dakota Staton – In the Night (Vinyl, LP)". Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  2. ^ a b c In the Night at AllMusic
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (19 May 1958). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 120. ISSN 0006-2510.
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