Two Darn Hot: A Night at the Concord Pavilion/Live at the Fujitsu-Concord

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Someone at Concord has come up with an excellent idea: Why not reissue two classic discs by an artist in one package? Two Darn Hot holds two discs by Mel Tormé released in 1990, Night at the Concord Pavilion and Recorded Live at the Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival in Japan. Together, these albums deliver an hour-and-a-half of prime Tormé, singing over 20 classics backed intermittently by a small band and a full orchestra. Highlights from the first disc include "Guys and Dolls Medley" and two upbeat burners, "Too Darn Hot" and "Day in -- Day Out." The full band offers lots of pizzazz on numbers like "You're Driving Me Crazy What Did You Do" and "Down for Double," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Someone at Concord has come up with an excellent idea: Why not reissue two classic discs by an artist in one package? Two Darn Hot holds two discs by Mel Tormé released in 1990, Night at the Concord Pavilion and Recorded Live at the Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival in Japan. Together, these albums deliver an hour-and-a-half of prime Tormé, singing over 20 classics backed intermittently by a small band and a full orchestra. Highlights from the first disc include "Guys and Dolls Medley" and two upbeat burners, "Too Darn Hot" and "Day in -- Day Out." The full band offers lots of pizzazz on numbers like "You're Driving Me Crazy What Did You Do" and "Down for Double," presenting an engaging contrast to the quieter material. If one enjoys these selections, one will be doubly pleased with the second disc, which delivers more of the same. There's an outstanding version of "Star Dust," and if one happens to be in a holiday mood, a fine rendition of "The Christmas Song" combined with "Autumn Leaves." The set closes with fun versions of "Swingin' the Blues" and "New York State of Mind." The first of these, interestingly, is an instrumental that finds Tormé more than holding his own behind the drum set. The closer amusingly exchanges "Tokyo" for "New York," more than fitting for the occasion. Two Darn Hot serves as a nice representation of Tormé's work with Concord and is sure to please discerning fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/2002
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431211822
  • Catalog Number: 2118
  • Sales rank: 78,391

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mel Tormé Primary Artist, Drums, Vocals
John Campbell Piano
Ted Dunbar Guitar
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Al Grey Trombone
Pete Minger Trumpet
Grover Mitchell Trombone
Joe Newman Trumpet
Curtis Peagler Alto Saxophone
Marshall Royal Tenor Saxophone
Art Baron Trombone
Ray Brown Trumpet
Arthur "Babe"Clarke Baritone Saxophone
Carl Jefferson Master of Ceremonies
Bob Maize Bass
Donny Osborne Drums
Douglas Purviance Trombone
Benny Powell Trombone
Ron Tooley Trumpet
Frank Wess Tenor Saxophone
Dennis Wilson Trombone
Snooky Young Trumpet
Bill Ramsay Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Frank Wess Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jimmy Rushing Composer
Benny Carter Composer
John Burk Remote Recording
Chris Coon Remote Recording
Ron Davis Remixing, Remote Recording
Phil Edwards Engineer, Remixing
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer, Liner Notes
Ryan Kallas Remote Recording
George Otaki Producer
Jacques Prévert Composer
Arthur Williams Composer
Mike Joyce Liner Notes
Yoshio Ueno Engineer
Jaysen Humes Remote Recording
Jeff Baust Remote Recording
Gary Coon Remote Recording
Kim Komenich Cover Photo
Ana Baracca Art Direction
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