An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé

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An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé
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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
Encore at Marty's
(1982)
An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé
(1982)
The Classic Concert Live
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

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, Bronisław 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 Higginbotham) – 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. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 178. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.