Heart & Soul of Joe Williams & George Shearing
by Joe Williams
Released: Mar 1971
Label: eOne Music
Even though Joe Williams and George Shearing seem like an incompatible musical pair, this almost matches the English pianist's albums with Nat Cole and Nancy Wilson. Williams, often thought of only as a blues belter, proves once again, that he is one of the finest, narrative jazz singers in history, and Shearing's trio provides distinct, if overly busy, backing.