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Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley

Mel Tormé

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Though the nominal concept for Mel Tormé's Swings Shubert Alley is Broadway standards, this last moment of pure Tormé brilliance moves much too fast and hard for the concept to be anything but pure swing. Of course it starts out with a bang with the punchy "Too Close for Comfort." Tormé sounds like he's racing the band to the finish of the song on this one (and a few others, like "Too Darn Hot" and "Surrey with the Fringe on Top"), on the latter he repeats the title over and over again with that exuberant voice. As with his other classic swing albums, Tormé does insert a few slower songs; here, "Once in Love with Amy," "A Sleepin' Bee" and "Old Devil Moon" are downtempo, with a smile. The overall mood, however, is unrestrained enthusiasm, and it makes for an excellent record.
© John Bush /TiVo

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1
Too Close For Comfort
Marty Paich
00:04:04

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mel TORME, MainArtist - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Bock, ComposerLyricist - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - George Weiss, ComposerLyricist - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - Norman Granz, Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Larry Holofcenter, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Once In Love With Amy
Marty Paich
00:03:13

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mel TORME, MainArtist - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - FRANK LOESSER, ComposerLyricist - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
A Sleepin' Bee
Mel Tormé
00:03:35

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Harold Arlen, ComposerLyricist - Mel TORME, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - Truman Capote, ComposerLyricist - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
On The Street Where You Live
Mel Tormé
00:02:55

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mel TORME, MainArtist - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Frederick Loewe, Composer - Alan Jay Lerner, Author - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
All I Need Is A Girl
Marty Paich
00:03:06

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Stephen Sondheim, ComposerLyricist - Jule Styne, Composer - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mel TORME, MainArtist - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Just In Time
Mel Tormé
00:03:29

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Jule Styne, Composer - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mel TORME, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Adolph Green, ComposerLyricist - Betty Comden, ComposerLyricist - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Hello Young Lovers
The Marty Paich Orchestra
00:03:09

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Rodgers, ComposerLyricist - Mel TORME, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Oscar Hammerstein II , ComposerLyricist - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Marty Paich
00:03:00

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Rodgers, Composer - Mel TORME, MainArtist - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Oscar Hammerstein II , Author - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Old Devil Moon
Marty Paich
00:02:47

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mel TORME, MainArtist - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - E.Y. HARBURG, ComposerLyricist - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Burton Lane, ComposerLyricist - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Whatever Lola Wants
Marty Paich
00:03:22

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mel TORME, MainArtist - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Adler , ComposerLyricist - JERRY ROSS, ComposerLyricist - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Too Darn Hot
Marty Paich
00:02:47

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Porter, ComposerLyricist - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mel TORME, MainArtist - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Al Porcino, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Perkins, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Art Pepper, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Val Valentine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Derosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Lonely Town
Mel Tormé
00:03:42

MARTY PAICH, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Leonard Bernstein, ComposerLyricist - Red Callender, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mel TORME, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Mondragon, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Stu Williamson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Lewis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Adolph Green, ComposerLyricist - Betty Comden, ComposerLyricist - Vince De Rosa, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - FRANK ROSOLINO, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Hood, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Russ Garcia, Producer, Recording Producer - The Marty Paich Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

℗ 1960 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

Though the nominal concept for Mel Tormé's Swings Shubert Alley is Broadway standards, this last moment of pure Tormé brilliance moves much too fast and hard for the concept to be anything but pure swing. Of course it starts out with a bang with the punchy "Too Close for Comfort." Tormé sounds like he's racing the band to the finish of the song on this one (and a few others, like "Too Darn Hot" and "Surrey with the Fringe on Top"), on the latter he repeats the title over and over again with that exuberant voice. As with his other classic swing albums, Tormé does insert a few slower songs; here, "Once in Love with Amy," "A Sleepin' Bee" and "Old Devil Moon" are downtempo, with a smile. The overall mood, however, is unrestrained enthusiasm, and it makes for an excellent record.
© John Bush /TiVo

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