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This collaboration by pianist George Shearing and vocalist Mel Torme differs from most of their others in that the performances are duets (rather than with bass and occasional drums) and the repertoire sticks exclusively to ballads. With the exception of the closing "You're Driving Me Crazy" (which is taken at a medium bounce), all of the tunes are performed at slow tempos. The lack of variety and the use of some songs from outside of jazz (including "Last Night When We Were Young" and "Brigg Fair") lower the value of this CD to jazz listeners, who are advised to get the other Torme-Shearing sets first, but Shearing does play well, and Torme displays some beautiful long tones.
Performance CreditsGeorge Shearing Primary Artist,Piano,Track Performer
Mel Tormé Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Technical CreditsGeorge Shearing Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Phil Edwards Engineer,Remixing
Sammy Fain Composer
Carl Jefferson Producer
Irving Kahal Composer
Ned Washington Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Victor Young Composer
Bobby "BW" Wells Composer
Tom Burgess Art Direction