The Spirit of 176

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The Spirit of 176
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ReleasedMarch 1988
Genre Jazz
Label Concord CJ 371 [1]
Producer Carl Jefferson
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The Spirit of 176 is a 1988 album by the jazz pianists George Shearing and Hank Jones. [2]



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Scott Yanow reviewed the album for Allmusic and wrote of Shearing and Jones that "Their unique matchup as a two-piano duo on this Concord release works surprisingly well for the two pianists manage to stay out of each other's way and the ensembles are not overcrowded. ...the results are swinging and tasteful. This somewhat obscure Concord CD is worth investigating". [2]

Track listing

  1. "Oh! Look at Me Now" (Joe Bushkin, John DeVries) – 3:26
  2. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) – 3:53
  3. "I Mean You" (Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk) – 3:18
  4. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene DePaul, Don Raye) – 4:22
  5. "To Hank Jones" (George Shearing) – 4:26
  6. "Minor Contention" (Hank Jones) – 2:44
  7. "Ask Me Now" (Monk) – 5:00
  8. "Triste" (Antônio Carlos Jobim) – 3:25
  9. "Take a Good Look" (Jones) – 3:21
  10. "Sweet Lorraine" (Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish) – 3:57
  11. "Young No More" (Frank Metis) – 5:28
  12. "Lonely Moments" (Mary Lou Williams) – 4:19
  13. "Star Eyes" (DePaul, Raye) – 4:02
  14. "Confirmation" (Charlie Parker) – 3:43



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  1. "George Shearing & Hank Jones – The Spirit of 176 (Vinyl, LP)". Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  2. 1 2 3 The Spirit of 176 at AllMusic