Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Mel Torme, George Shearing|
Evening at Charlie's
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Mel and George at Their Best!
Brett Weiss | Olney, MD United States | 04/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The smoothness of tone, clarity of diction, perfection of pitch, in this album are remarkable. "Then I'll Be Tired of You" is just breathtaking. And to hear George on Nica's Dream is wonderful.This is my favorite Mel Torme album--I can't recommend it enough."
Not Torme's Finest; but Worth Having
Rick Cornell | Reno, Nv USA | 01/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are looking for Torme's finest, look elsewhere. Try "Live at the Red Hill/Live at the Maisonette", or "Live at Marty's"--or for that matter, his previous Concord recording with George Shearing. Nevertheless, it's worth having. I loved his romp through "Just Around the Corner". This was one of Torme's staples (like "Mountain Greenery") that he seemed to reinvent throughout his career. It's interesting to contrast this cover with the one done on the "Red Hill" album. I loved "Chase Me Charlie"--a Noel Coward tune too seldomly done. The basic problem with this album is that it's too short; so, if you find it on sale, go for it."
Makes you wish you were there to see and hear them...
William E. Adams | Midland, Texas USA | 10/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you only know Mel from his appearances on the "Night Court" tv sitcom, get this disc to understand why Harry Anderson's character, Judge Stone, idolized him as a jazz singer. Mel was a good scat singer, but he also had lovely phrasing and diction and control, even in 1984, much closer to the end of his career than to the start. This live recording of a nightclub date is about two-thirds Torme, one-third Shearing, and both perform well. I give it four stars instead of five simply because the bulk of it features lesser-known songs with average lyrics. Mel is a bit too mellow for me on a couple of numbers, but I'm not a knowledgeable Torme fan. I bought this for the Shearing piano portions, which are excellent. Still, it is worthy for fans of either performer's latter periods. As with most live jazz dates, the recording can't capture the full magic, and listening just makes you wish you could have been there in person."