Broadway, Right Now!

Broadway, Right Now!

by Mel Tormé

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Overview

Mel Tormé and Margaret Whiting are backed by arranger Russell Garcia's orchestra on this album dedicated to songs from Broadway musicals that were popular around the time of these 1960 sessions. While a few of the songs caught on for a time following the closing of the shows from which they came, only "Make Someone Happy" has had any staying power over the long run; unfortunately, this uninspired arrangement features Whiting alone. Tormé's jazz chops make him a far more interesting vocalist, as he improvises up a storm in his duet with Whiting in the loping "Tall Hopes." Their chemistry is better in "All You Need Is a Quarter" and they have fun with the silly ditty "What's New at the Zoo?," which detours into a rock setting. Even Tormé is handicapped with the plodding march tempo of the ballad "From a Prison Cell." Long out of print, this Verve LP seems unlikely to be reissued.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/04/2011
Label: Flare Records
UPC: 5031344003100
catalogNumber: 310
Rank: 122173

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mel Tormé   Primary Artist,Drums,Vocals
Margaret Whiting   Vocals
Don Bagley   Bass
Russell Garcia   Conductor
Israel Baker   Violin
Geoff Clarkson   Piano
Allan Harshman   Viola
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Amerigo Marino   Track Performer
George Neikrug   Cello
Myron Sandler   Viola
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Alvin Stoller   Percussion,Drums
Tibor Zelig   Track Performer
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Ralph Hansell   Vibes
Sigmund Ziebel   Track Performer
Olga Zundel   Track Performer
Sarah Kreindler   Violin
Heimann Weinstine   Violin
Jack Perrer   Violin
Marcia Johnstone   Harp

Technical Credits

Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Russell Garcia   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Harold Arlen   Composer
Alexandre Breffort   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Marguerite Monnot   Composer
Edward Chase   Liner Notes
Capote   Composer
Joel Goodhart   Producer

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