In the Studio and in Concert

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All Music Guide - David R. Adler
This posthumous reissue combines 1988's Reunion and 1989's In Concert Tokyo in a single two-disc package. The two Concord albums marked Mel Torme's first collaboration with arranger Marty Paich and his "Dek-tette" since 1957. In his mid-sixties at the time of the recordings, Torme sounds incredibly robust and inventive. The ten-piece band is just the right touch -- small enough to swing with intimacy and economy, big enough to color a ballad with regal textures. Torme may be thought of as the quintessential old-fashioned crooner, but here he puts his successful spin on some excellent modern material, including Chick Corea's "Spain" with lyrics by Al Jarreau, as well as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David R. Adler
This posthumous reissue combines 1988's Reunion and 1989's In Concert Tokyo in a single two-disc package. The two Concord albums marked Mel Torme's first collaboration with arranger Marty Paich and his "Dek-tette" since 1957. In his mid-sixties at the time of the recordings, Torme sounds incredibly robust and inventive. The ten-piece band is just the right touch -- small enough to swing with intimacy and economy, big enough to color a ballad with regal textures. Torme may be thought of as the quintessential old-fashioned crooner, but here he puts his successful spin on some excellent modern material, including Chick Corea's "Spain" with lyrics by Al Jarreau, as well as "Walk Between the Raindrops" and "The Goodbye Look," two tracks from Donald Fagen's The Nightfly. Paich's electric piano on many of the tracks adds another hip, modern touch. But the bulk of the material includes hot jazz "Sweet Georgia Brown", swinging standards "Just In Time," "More Than You Know", and classic show tunes "The Trolley Song," "On the Street Where You Live". There's also a nice bossa nova medley, as well as a strong Duke Ellington component: instrumental versions of "It Don't Mean a Thing" and "Cotton Tail," along with a reading of "The Blues," a haunting meditation from the maestro's Black, Brown and Beige. The fact that this package captures Torme quite late in his career does not diminish its value as an example of the singer's power and vitality.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/2000
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431492825
  • Catalog Number: 4928
  • Sales rank: 162,807

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Georgia Brown - Marty Paich (3:04)
  2. 2 Walk Between Raindrops - Marty Paich (2:49)
  3. 3 When You Wish upon a Star/I'm Wishing - Marty Paich (5:43)
  4. 4 Bossa Nova Potpourri/The Gift/One Note Samba/How Insensitive - Marty Paich (5:16)
  5. 5 The Trolley Song/Get Me to the Church on Time - Marty Paich (4:53)
  6. 6 More Than You Know - Marty Paich (4:44)
  7. 7 The Goodbye Look - Marty Paich (5:46)
  8. 8 The Blues - Marty Paich (4:44)
  9. 9 For Whom the Bell Tolls/Spain (I Can Recall) - Marty Paich (6:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Marty Paich (3:30)
  2. 2 Sweet Georgia Brown - Marty Paich (3:56)
  3. 3 Just in Time - Marty Paich (3:12)
  4. 4 When the Sun Comes Out - Marty Paich (4:11)
  5. 5 The Carioca - Marty Paich (3:23)
  6. 6 More Than You Know - Marty Paich (4:41)
  7. 7 Too Close for Comfort - Marty Paich (4:16)
  8. 8 The City - Marty Paich (3:38)
  9. 9 Bossa Nova Potpourri/The Gift/One Note Samba/How Insensitive - Marty Paich (5:35)
  10. 10 On the Street Where You Live - Marty Paich (3:02)
  11. 11 Cotton Tail - Marty Paich (6:58)
  12. 12 The Christmas Song - Marty Paich (3:42)
  13. 13 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Reprise) - Marty Paich (1:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mel Tormé Primary Artist, Drums, Vocals
Dan Barrett Trombone
Allen Farnham Piano
Gary Foster Alto Saxophone
Jeff Hamilton Drums
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Bob Efford Baritone Saxophone
Marty Paich Conductor, DX-7
Joe Porcaro Percussion
Efrain Toro Percussion
Bob Eneroldsen Valve Trombone
Technical Credits
Mel Tormé Composer, Producer
Jonathan Schwartz Liner Notes
Chris Albertson Liner Notes
Ben Bernie Composer
John Burk Executive Producer
Betty Comden Composer
Adolph Green Composer
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Marty Paich Arranger, Producer
George Massenburg Engineer
Allen Sides Engineer
Jule Styne Composer
Hatsuro Takanami Engineer
Robert Wells Composer
Frederick Loewe Composer
Alexis Davis Product Development
Shinya Tanaka Engineer
Seiji Kaneko Engineer
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
Ralph Blaine Composer
Dennis Purcell Art Direction, Illustrations
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