Mel Tormé brought a solid jazz sensibility to pop music with his seemingly effortless singing, and as one of those singers who could cover an office memo and make it sound like the most natural melody in the world, he didn't really need chart hits to validate his art. Which is a good thing for this brief, ten-song compilation, because it really only features one hit, 1962's bluesy "Comin' Home." That said, Tormé is solid on everything here, including his versions of "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "Lullaby of Birdland," where he gets to show off his considerable ability to scat sing. Hardly an essential collection, and way too short, Comin' Home Baby! still demonstrates why Tormé was known as "the Velvet Fog."