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Mel and Buddy together
For those who may not be aware, Mel Torme and Buddy Rich were good friends. In fact, Mel wrote a biography about Buddy Rich. So it seems quite appropriate that these two would collaborate on a recording. And a collaboration it is, as Mel does not appear on all of the tracks. There are several that feature Buddy Rich and his band, while the rest have Mel backed by tight arrangements of the orchestra. Two songs that stand out to me are Blues in the Night and You Are the Sunshine of My Life. Very different tempos handled expertly by these musicians. This may not be the best disc for those looking for an introduction to Mel Torme (unless they are also Buddy Rich enthusiasts), but Mel aficionados, this is a worth addition.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.