Touch Of Genius

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19941226]

George Shearing is the only British-born pianist to rival the American jazz greats of the keyboard, although he has never seen a piano. In the first of four programmes, he tells June Knox-Mawer how he came to terms with being born blind into a London working-class family 75 years ago. Producer Derek Drescher. Part 2 tomorrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941226]

Producer: Derek Drescher.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941227]

2: Jazz pianist George Shearing tells June Knox-Mawer how he made his name in this country, topping the polls throughout the war years. In 1948, he emigrated to the States where he formed his hugely successful quintet.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941227]

Pianist: George Shearing

Unknown: June Knox-Mawer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941228]

Pianist George Shearing , now in his 70s, looks back with June Knox-

Mawer to his early years in America when the unique sound of his quintet caught the public ear with such tunes as his own Lullaby of Birdland.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941228]

Pianist: George Shearing

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941229]

George Shearing leaves New York each summer to spend time with his wife

Ellie at their cottage in the Cotswolds. There, in this last programme, he talks about their life together, about his collaborations with jazz greats and about the launch of his new quintet. Producer Derek Drescher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941229]

Producer: Derek Drescher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960113]

George Shearing is the only British-born pianist to rival American jazz greats, but he's never seen a piano. In the first of four programmes, he tells June Knox-Mawer how he came to terms with his blindness.

Producer Derek Drescher Rpt

JOURNEYS INTO SPACE

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960113]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960120]

In the second of four programmes, jazz pianist George Shearing tells

June Knox-Mawer how he made his name in this country.

Producer Derek Drescher Rpt

JOURNEYS INTO SPACE

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960120]

Pianist: George Shearing

Unknown: June Knox-Mawer

Producer: Derek Drescher Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960127]

In the third of four programmes, the ever-popular pianist George Shearing , now in his 70s, looks back with June Knox-Mawerto his early years in America. Producer Derek Drescher Rpt

JOURNEYS INTO SPACE

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960127]

Pianist: George Shearing

Producer: Derek Drescher Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960203]

Each summer, the blind, British-born pianist George Shearing leaves New York to spend time with his wife Ellie at their cottage in the Costwolds. From there, in the last of the series, he talks to June Knox-Mawer about his life. Producer Derek Drescher Rpt

JOURNEYS INTO SPACE

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960203]
Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 December 199419960120

First broadcast on 1994-12-27

Producer: D.

DRESCHER

Next in series: 28 December 1994

Previous in series: GEORGE SHEARING

Broadcast history

27 Dec 1994 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

20 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-12-01

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 December 199419960120

First broadcast on 1994-12-27

Producer: D.

DRESCHER

Next in series: 28 December 1994

Previous in series: GEORGE SHEARING

Broadcast history

27 Dec 1994 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

20 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-12-01

Producer: D. DRESCHER

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 December 199419960127

First broadcast on 1994-12-28

Producer: D.

DRESCHER

Next in series: 29 December 1994

Previous in series: 27 December 1994

Broadcast history

28 Dec 1994 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

27 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-12-03

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 December 199419960127

First broadcast on 1994-12-28

Producer: D.

DRESCHER

Next in series: 29 December 1994

Previous in series: 27 December 1994

Broadcast history

28 Dec 1994 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

27 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-12-03

Producer: D. DRESCHER

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 December 199419960203

First broadcast on 1994-12-29

Producer: D.

DRESCHER

Previous in series: 28 December 1994

Broadcast history

29 Dec 1994 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

03 Feb 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-12-03

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 December 199419960203

First broadcast on 1994-12-29

Producer: D.

DRESCHER

Previous in series: 28 December 1994

Broadcast history

29 Dec 1994 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

03 Feb 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-12-03

Programme Catalogue - Details: George Shearing19960113

First broadcast on 1994-12-26

Producer: D.

DRESCHER

Next in series: 27 December 1994

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1994 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

13 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-12-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: George Shearing19960113

First broadcast on 1994-12-26

Producer: D.

DRESCHER

Next in series: 27 December 1994

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1994 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

13 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-12-01.

First broadcast on 1994-12-26

Producer: D. DRESCHER

Next in series: 27 December 1994

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1994 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

13 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1994-12-01

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4