Mel Tormé, George Shearing – A Vintage Year (1988) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:36 minutes | Basic Covers | 3,76 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers | 1,03 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / Concord Records Inc. # SACD-1026-6 | Genre: Jazz
Singer Mel Tormé and pianist George Shearing make a perfect team, bringing out the best in each other. With the assistance of bassist John Leitham and drummer Donny Osborne, the swinging, witty duo performs a variety of standards, including Noël Coward’s “Someday I’ll Find You”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, and “Anyone Can Whistle”, and a couple of medleys highlighted by a humorous six-song “New York, New York Medley”. All of the Tormé/Shearing collaborations are quite enjoyable and highly recommended as some of their best work of the 1980s.
Velvet-toned vocalist Mel Tormé and elegantly swinging pianist George Shearing were, quite simply, an unrivaled pairing of talents. And 1987—the year in which this timeless, Grammy®-Award nominated recording was made—was indeed A Vintage Year for this dynamic duo, finding both gentlemen at the peak of their creative and artistic powers. Consummate entertainers, Mel Torme and George Shearing possessed a collective wit and sense of humor that perfectly matched their peerless musical virtuosity and artistry. Their humorous, now-famous “New York, New York Medley” is a classic example of their signature melding of talents—one of many highlights in this masterful Torme/Shearing outing. Now on Hybrid SACD, you’re invited to pull up a front row seat at the Paul Masson Winery, and witness first-hand the undeniable fact that, like a fine bottle of wine, this vintage recording only gets better with age.
01. Whisper Not / Love Me Or Leave Me
02. Out of this World
03. Some Day I’ll Find You
04. The Midnight Sun
05. New York, New York (Medley: 1. For Me And My Gal/ 2. Mack The Knife/ 3. Birth Of The Blues/ 4. Send A Little Love My Way/ 5. How High The Moon/ 6. New York, New York)
06. Folks Who Live on the Hill
08. Since I Fell for You
09. The Way You Look Tonight
10. Anyone Can Whistle/ A Tune For Humming
11. When Sunny Gets Blue
12. Little Man You’ve Had A Busy Day
Recorded live at Paul Masson Mountain Winery, Saratoga CA, August 1987.
Mel Tormé – vocals
George Shearing – piano
John Leitman – bass
Donny Osborne – drums