Together Again: For the First Time

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For the Pulley album of the same name, see Together Again for the First Time.
Together Again: For the First Time
Studio album by Mel Tormé, Buddy Rich
Released 1978
Recorded January 1978, New York City, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 32:52
Label Century Records, Gryphon Records
Producer Norman Schwartz
Mel Tormé chronology
Tormé: A New Album
(1977)
Together Again: For the First Time
(1978)
Mel Tormé and Friends. Recorded Live at Marty's New York City
(1980)
Buddy Rich chronology
Class of '78
(1977)
Together Again: For the First Time
(1978)
Live at Ronnie Scott's
(1980)
Alternative cover
Gryphon / RCA cover artwork
Alternative cover / title
1999 CD re-issue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Together Again: For the First Time is a 1978 studio album by Mel Tormé and Buddy Rich.[3] Originally recorded and released as a direct-to-disc LP album, it was re-issued in 1999 as When I Found You by Hindsight Records with 2 additional Rich Big Band instrumental tracks from the same era.[4]

Though they had been friends for a long time, Tormé and Rich had not recorded together until this album.

Direct-to-disc recording session[edit]

In the book Traveling Music, Neil Peart stated that each side of the album was recorded in a single take directly to the master LP, which was a throwback to recording techniques of the past. Not only did the mixing need to be correct, but when a musician would make a mistake, they would have to start recording again from the first song. Occasionally, the musicians would hear the command "take it from the top" and start the song they had been currently playing, instead of starting from the first song. This restart occasionally caused some confusion among the musicians who normally respond to that command by restarting the song they were currently playing.

Track listing[edit]

Original LP[edit]

Side A

  1. "When I Found You" (Michael Randall) – 3:18
  2. "Here's That Rainy Day" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 4:56
  3. "Blues in the Night" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 8:05

Side B

  1. "Bluesette" (Norman Gimbel, Toots Thielemans) – 3:30
  2. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Stevie Wonder) – 4:30
  3. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) – 3:56
  4. "Oh, Lady be Good!" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:37

CD re-issue, When I Found You[edit]

  1. "When I Found You" (Randall) – 3:14
  2. "Here's That Rainy Day" (Burke, Van Heusen) – 4:55
  3. "Cape Verdean Blues" (Horace Silver) – 6:12 (instrumental bonus track)
  4. "Blues in the Night" (Arlen, Mercer) – 8:02
  5. "Bluesette" (Gimbel, Thielemans) – 3:42
  6. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Wonder) – 4:41
  7. "Funk City Ola" (Barry Mintzer) – 4:27 (instrumental bonus track)
  8. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (Nichols, Williams) – 4:28
  9. "Oh, Lady Be Good" (Gershwin, Gershwin) – 4:12

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • Century Records CRDD 1100 (direct-to-disc LP recording)
  • Gryphon Records G 784 (LP)
  • RCA PL 25178 (LP)
  • Mobile Fidelity UDCD 592 (CD)
  • Hindsight 272 (CD reissue When I Found You)