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50th Anniversary Commemoration Edition of the TORMÉ-PAICH legendary sessions. A milestone in the history of vocal jazz, with fully illustrated booklet (rare & unpublished photos). The definitive edition.
Fascinated by the sound of the 1953 Gerry Mulligan Ten-tette, Mel Tormé had always felt that these same patterns, re-worked for the proper vocalist, could blend voice and instrument to the mutual satisfaction of both. In 1956, this idea became a reality. The task of selecting musicians who could produce this sound was given to the versatile pianist-arranger Marty Paich who, in fact, co-featured with Mel on these recordings.The voice of Mel, Marty Paichs arrangements and his Dek-tette all blend to produce an outstanding jazz-oriented sound and feeling. Although five decades have passed, these masterpieces remain universally acknowledged as a milestone in the history of vocal jazz.
01. Lulu's Back In Town (Warren-Dubin) 3:07
02. I Love To Watch The Moonlight (Myrow-Reichner) 2:52
03. When April Comes Again (Weston-Schaefer) 2:58
04. The Carioca (Youmans-Kahn-Eliscu) 3:17
05. The Lady Is A Tramp (Rodgers-Hart) 2:53
06. When The Sun Comes Out (Arlen-Koehler) 3:19
07. Lullaby Of Birdland (Shearing-Foster) 4:53
08. The Blues (Duke Ellington) 3:33
09. Fascinatin' Rhythm (G. & I. Gershwin) 2:29
10. Keeping Myself For You (Youmans-Clare) 3:43
11. I Like To Recognize The Tune (Rodgers-Hart) 3:15
12. Sing For Your Supper (Rodgers-Hart) 2:24
13. Nice Work If You Can Get It (G. & I. Gershwin) 3:10
14. Something Gotta Give (Johnny Mercer) 3:59
15. A Foggy Day (G. & I. Gershwin) 2:45
16. A Fine Romance (Kern-Fields) 3:03
17. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (G. & I. Gershwin) 3:31
18. Top Hat, White Tie & Tails (Irving Berlin) 3:11
19. The Way You Look Tonight (Kern-Fields) 2:22
20. The Piccolino (Irving Berlin) 2:35
21. They Can't Take That Away From Me (G. & I. Gershwin) 3:02
22. Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin) 2:59
23. Lets Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) 2:19
24. They All Laughed (G. & I. Gershwin) 2:32
Tracks #1-12, from the album "Mel Tormé & the Marty Paich Dek-tette" (Bethlehem BCP 52)
Tracks #13-24, from the album "Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire" (Bethlehem BCP-6013)
Personnel and recoding dates:
Mel Tormé, sings in all tracks
Marty Paich (arrander & conductor)
Personnel on #1-8:
Don Fagerquist, Pete Candoli (tp), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Bud Shank (as, fl), Bob Cooper (ts), Jack Dulong (bs), Vince de Rosa (frh), Albert Pollan (tuba), Red Mitchell (b), Mel Lewis (d).
Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California, January 16 & 17, 1956
Personnel on #9-12:
Jack Montrose (ts) replaces Bob Cooper, and John Cave (frh) replaces Vince de Rosa.
Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California, January 18, 1956
Personnel on #13-24:
Don Fagerquist, Pete Candoli (tp), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), Herb Geller (as), Jack Montrose (ts), Jack Dulong (bs), Vince de Rosa (frh), Albert Pollan (tuba), Max Bennett (b), Alvin Stoller (d).
Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California, November 10 & 11, 1956
Recording engineer: Val Valentin
Original recordings produced by Red Clyde
Compiled & produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Hi Fi · Digitally Remastered
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