An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Pianist George Shearing and singer Mel Tormé would match together perfectly every time they shared the stage; the mutual respect they had for each other was as obvious as the fact that they had very complementary styles. This CD, their first joint recording, is consistently exciting. With bassist Brian Torff making the group a trio, Shearing and Tormé swing hard on such tunes as "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm," "Give Me the Simple Life," "Love," and "Lullaby of Birdland" which starts off with Shearing singing. In addition, there are a pair of instrumentals including "Manhattan Hoedown," which is a feature for Torff. Tormé's touching rendition of "A Nightingale Sang in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Pianist George Shearing and singer Mel Tormé would match together perfectly every time they shared the stage; the mutual respect they had for each other was as obvious as the fact that they had very complementary styles. This CD, their first joint recording, is consistently exciting. With bassist Brian Torff making the group a trio, Shearing and Tormé swing hard on such tunes as "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm," "Give Me the Simple Life," "Love," and "Lullaby of Birdland" which starts off with Shearing singing. In addition, there are a pair of instrumentals including "Manhattan Hoedown," which is a feature for Torff. Tormé's touching rendition of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" by itself would be enough reason to acquire this highly enjoyable set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431419020
  • Catalog Number: 4190
  • Sales rank: 63,476

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm - Mel Tormé (3:37)
  2. 2 Born to Be Blue - Mel Tormé (5:14)
  3. 3 Give Me the Simple Life - Mel Tormé (3:40)
  4. 4 Good Morning Heartache - Mel Tormé (6:11)
  5. 5 Manhattan Hoedown (4:46)
  6. 6 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - Mel Tormé (2:52)
  7. 7 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Mel Tormé (5:01)
  8. 8 Love - Mel Tormé (4:56)
  9. 9 It Might as Well Be Spring - Mel Tormé (4:42)
  10. 10 Lullaby of Birdland - Mel Tormé (7:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Shearing Primary Artist, Piano, Track Performer
Brian Torff Bass
Mel Tormé Drums, Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Shearing Contributor
Brian Torff Contributor
Mel Tormé Contributor
Bronislaw Kaper Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Phil Edwards Engineer, Remixing
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer
Gus Kahn Composer
Philip Elwood Liner Notes
Bruce Burr Cover Photo
Dick Hendler Art Direction
Dan Fisher Composer
Irene Higginbotham Composer
Walter Jurmann Composer
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