Mel Tormé

At the Crescendo · Complete Recordings 1954 & 1957 (2-CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Al Pellegrini (p, cl), Jim Dupre (b), Dick Shanahan (d, bongos), Don Fagerquist (tp), Marty Paich (p, accordion), Max Bennett (b), Mel Lewis (d), Larry Bunker (conga, accordion)

Reference: FSRCD 476

Bar code: 8427328604765


The tunes on this 2-CD set were recorded at the Crescendo, one of the top Sunset Strip spots in Hollywood, during two Mel Tormé engagements that took place in 1954 and 1957. Having them together, you have one of the greatest vocal displays on record rendered by one of the truly great artists of all time, Mel Tormé. Mel had never displayed the vocal dexterity, the musicianship, the showmanship, the versatility, and the charm which are captured in these on-the-scene recordings.

His well balanced programs and direct communication with the audience definitely made Tormé one of the most appealing song stylists of his era. His voice was one of the most fluid, perceptive, jazz-influenced sounds in music.

01. From This Moment On
02. September Song
03. That Old Black Magic
04. Get Out Of Town
05. My Shining Hour
06. Goody, Goody
07. County Fair
08. The Christmas Song
09. A Stranger In Town
10. I Wish I Were In Love Again
11. Moonlight In Vermont
12. You're Driving Me Crazy
13. Bernie's Tune
14. Our Love Is Here To Stay
15. Old Devil Moon
16. Blue Moon
17. Have You Met Miss Jones?
18. Jeepers Creepers
19. Mountain Greenery
20. Imagination
21. Get Happy

01. It's Only A Paper Moon
02. What Is This Thing Called Love?
03. One For My Baby
04. Love Is Just A Bug
05. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
06. Autumn Leaves
07. Just One Of Those Things
08. The Girl Next Door
09. Lover Come Back To Me
10. Looking At You
11. The Tender Trap
12. I'm Beginning To See The Light
13. It's All Right With Me
14. Manhattan
15. Taking A Chance On Love
16. Home By The Sea
17. It's De-Lovely
18. Tenderly
19. I Wish I Was In Love Again
20. Nobody's Heart

Album details

Mel Tormé, vocals & piano accompanied by

Personnel on CD 1: Al Pellegrini Trio
Al Pellegrini (piano, clarinet), Jim Dupre (bass), Dick Shanahan (drums, bongos).
Recorded live at the Crescendo, Hollywood, December 15, 1954

Personnel on CD 2: Marty Paich Quintet
Don Fagerquist (trumpet), Marty Paich (piano, accordion), Max Bennett (bass), Mel Lewis (drums), Larry Bunker (conga, accordion)
Recorded live at the Crescendo, Hollywood, February 22, 1957

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

14,95 €  (tax incl.)

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