George Shearing en Benny Green — Remembering Monk … and Shearing <p></p><p>When pianist <a href="">Benny Green</a> agreed to come to KPLU’s Seattle studios for a solo piano performance he was on tour with his band doing a tribute to the music of Thelonious Monk so it seemed logical to have his studio session consist of Monk compositions.&nbsp;</p><p>That was the plan, anyway ...</p><p> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:56:18 +0000 Justin Steyer, Abe Beeson & Nick Morrison 808 at Benny Green — Remembering Monk … and Shearing George Shearing 1919-2011 <p>Sad to report the passing of British jazz pianist George Shearing, who died Monday from congestive heart failure in New York. He was 91.&nbsp;</p><p>He came to the U.S. in 1947 and quickly established himself as a popular instrumentalist and composer. His recording of "September In The Rain" sold nearly a million copies, and his tune "Lullaby of Birdland" became a popular jazz favorite.</p><p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 06:22:11 +0000 Nick Francis 795 at George Shearing 1919-2011