Mel Torme At The Red Hill/Live At The Maisonette

Mel Torme At The Red Hill/Live At The Maisonette

by Mel Tormé
     
 

Recorded more than twelve years after his first live album on Atlantic, Mel Tormé's Live at the Maisonette shows the effects of time on an aging band singer, which isn't always a bad thing. A bit less bouncy and unhinged than at his 1962 Red Hill gig, Tormé is the consummate showman here, inaugurating his fourth season at the Maisonette Room of NewSee more details below

Overview

Recorded more than twelve years after his first live album on Atlantic, Mel Tormé's Live at the Maisonette shows the effects of time on an aging band singer, which isn't always a bad thing. A bit less bouncy and unhinged than at his 1962 Red Hill gig, Tormé is the consummate showman here, inaugurating his fourth season at the Maisonette Room of New York's St. Regis Hotel with a new band (Al Porcino's Orchestra), new arrangements (as usual, by Tormé himself), and a few surprises for the crowd. After jumping in with an up-tempo opener ("Jet Set"), he turns the lights down for "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life," cranks the tempo back up for "Mountain Greenery," and indulges in a familiar impersonation of Ella Fitzgerald for "Route 66." After taking a mere 15 minutes to spin through a 17-song (!) medley celebrating the 75th anniversary of George Gershwin's birth (again feting Fitzgerald in the process), Tormé delivers the big surprise of the set, a solid -- yet slightly stodgy -- version of Stevie Wonder's hit "Superstition."

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2008
Label:
Rhino/Wea Uk
UPC:
0081227332129
catalogNumber:
273321

Tracks

  1. Introduction  -  Porcino & His Orchestra
  2. Jet Set  -  Porcino & His Orchestra
  3. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?  -  Porcino & His Orchestra
  4. Mountain Greenery  -  Porcino & His Orchestra
  5. It Takes Too Long to Learn to Live Alone  -  Porcino & His Orchestra
  6. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66  -  Porcino & His Orchestra
  7. Gershwin Medley: I Got Rhythm/Mine/Do-Do-Do/'s Wonderful/Embraceable Yo  -  Porcino & His Orchestra
  8. Superstition  -  Porcino & His Orchestra
  9. The Party's Over  -  Porcino & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mel Tormé   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
John D'earth   Trumpet
Porcino   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Bing Crosby   Author
Michel Legrand   Composer
Mel Tormé   Arranger
Malcolm Addey   Engineer,Remixing
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Michael Cox   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Liner Notes
Bob Defrin   Art Direction
Keith Shadwick   Liner Notes
Giovanni Scatola   Remastering
Earl Wilson   Author
James Cooper   Cover Design
James Patrick Cooper   Cover Illustration

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