The Classic Concert Live

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The Classic Concert Live
Live album by Mel Tormé, Gerry Mulligan, George Shearing
Released February 15, 2005
Recorded April 15, 1982
Genre Vocal jazz, jazz
Length 38:41
Label Concord
Producer Chris Dunn

The Classic Concert Live is a live album by Mel Tormé, Gerry Mulligan, and George Shearing, recorded at Carnegie Hall in 1982 and released in 2005. [1]

Shearing and Tormé would go on to make six albums together for Concord Records, this is the only recorded performance of Shearing and Tormé with Gerry Mulligan.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Matt Collar said that the trio of Tormé, Mulligan and Shearing sounded "terrific", with Shearing "in fine form with his urbane keyboard style adding dramatic punch throughout the night". [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Heard That Song Before" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 2:53
  2. "I Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today" (Count Basie, Eddie Durham, Jimmy Rushing) – 4:55
  3. "Jeru" (Gerry Mulligan) – 4:05
  4. Duke Ellington medley: "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"/"Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell)/(Ellington, Lee Gaines) – 5:24
  5. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) – 6:20
  6. "Walkin' Shoes" (Mulligan) – 3:58
  7. "'Round Midnight" (Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk) – 5:56
  8. "Line for Lyons" (Mulligan) – 5:22
  9. Talk – 0:52
  10. "Wave"/"Water to Drink (Agua de Beber)" (Antonio Carlos Jobim)/(Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel) – 6:03
  11. "Blues in the Night" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 11:28
  12. "The Song is Ended (but the Melody Lingers On)" (Irving Berlin) – 3:05
  13. "Oh, Lady Be Good!" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:47


  • Abbey Anna - art direction
  • Dale Sheets - associate producer
  • Barry Hatcher - author
  • Tim Owens - engineer
  • John Burk - executive producer
  • Ken Dryden - liner notes
  • Seth Presant - mastering, mixing
  • Andrew Pham - package design
  • Franca Rota Mulligan - photography
  • Marc Perlman
  • Christian Steiner
  • Chris Dunn - producer


  1. ^ a b c "The Classic Concert Live". Allmusic. Retrieved April 6, 2012.