An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé

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An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé
Live album by Mel Tormé
Released 1982
Recorded April 15, 1982
Genre Vocal jazz, Jazz
Length 38:41
Label Concord
Producer Carl Jefferson
Mel Tormé chronology
The Classic Concert Live
(1982)
An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé
(1983)
Top Drawer
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé is a live album by Mel Tormé, accompanied by George Shearing.[1]

It was the first of six albums that Tormé and Shearing recorded together for Concord Records, and Tormé's performance on this album won him the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male at the 25th Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" (Walter Jermann, Gus Kahn, Bronislaw Kaper) – 3:37
  2. "Born to Be Blue" (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) – 5:15
  3. "Give Me the Simple Life" (Rube Bloom, Harry Ruby) – 3:39
  4. "Good Morning Heartache" (Dan Fisher, Ervin Drake, Irene Higgenbotham) – 6:10
  5. "Manhattan Hoedown" (Brian Torff) – 4:46
  6. "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" (Cole Porter) – 2:52
  7. "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin) – 5:02
  8. "Love" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 4:55
  9. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 4:42
  10. "Lullaby of Birdland" (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 7:32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Review: An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 April 2012.