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A&E's Evening With Mel Torme
Mel Torme
A&E's Evening With Mel Torme
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Mel Torme
Title: A&E's Evening With Mel Torme
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Concord Records
Release Date: 10/22/1996
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013431473626

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Wonderful selections by mature but still oh so great artist
Joseph Townsend | Hattiesburg, Ms. USA | 07/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm just a beginner in my appreciation for the great Mel, but I get the feeling that this disc caught him with his jazz combo on a night when everything was hitting on all cylinders. There is a feeling of joy in this music, with Mel scatting and singing the ballads and generating a lot of chemistry with the crowd at the Disney Institute. Even when he slows the pace down, really down, as with his version of "I Remember You" there is a happiness in his voice that conveys contentment with his lot in life, America's best living jazz vocalist when this was recorded (July 23, 1996). He must have felt a real appreciation for Cole Porter, with three songs on this disc. Mel also shows off for the crowd just enough to let everyone know that he's still got it. I tend to like the ballads best though, and my personal favorite is "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square". I'm not a jazz expert, but you don't have to be to love Mel Torme, and I think this is a special recording of him at his best."
Mel Torme tears up the stage again
Frampton's mammal | 07/27/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mel Torme shines brightly in his most recent work of art. He dazzles his audience with perfectly timed scat sequences then soothes them with wonderfully arranged ballads. This is a must, as is anything else he has recorded."
Saved his best for last
Frampton's mammal | northern michigan | 09/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I own a couple of Mel's earlier works, and although they are fine works with excellent vocals, I sincerely believe this album was his finest. His voice has a little edge to it that gives him a more soulful sound, as opposed to the "velvety" sound of his early career that he is so famous for. The selections are great, and you can truly feel an appreciation for his fans conveyed on this record like no other I have ever heard. As one of the other reviewers mentioned, every cylinder seemed to hitting the night this was recorded. The vocals are tremendous, and the trio is in perfect form. Also, it's a little funny, but every time I see Steffi Graf, I think of Mel Torme. He died on the day she won her last Grand Slam title (French Open).If you are even a little interested in Mel Torme, this would be the CD to start with."