Mel Torme Swings

Mel Torme - Swings Shubert Alley (1960/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Mel Tormé, The Marty Paich Orchestra - Swings Shubert Alley (1960/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:15 minutes | 1,61 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The iconic Mel Torme, one of jazz’s most phenomenal vocalists, delivered a masterpiece with his 1960 recording, Mel Torme Swings Shubert Alley. One of his several collaborations with exquisite pianist/arranger Marty Paich, Torme swung hard with this loud and fast collection of Broadway standards. With his exuberant and husky vocals, Torme tackles classics like “Too Close For Comfort,” “Too Darn Hot” and “Old Devil Moon.” The album finds Torme in top form and is a must own for any audiophile who loves vocal jazz at its finest.
Mel Torme and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - The 1956 Torme-Paich Legendary Sessions (1956) {Fresh Sound Records rel 2006}

Mel Torme and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - The 1956 Torme-Paich Legendary Sessions (1956) {Fresh Sound Records rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 299 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 263 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2006 Bethlehem / Fresh Sound Records | FSRCD 2230
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz

50th Anniversary Commemoration Edition of the TORMÉ-PAICH legendary sessions. A milestone in the history of vocal jazz, with fully illustrated booklet (rare & unpublished photos). The definitive edition. Fascinated by the sound of the 1953 Gerry Mulligan Ten-tette, Mel Tormé had always felt that these same patterns, re-worked for the proper vocalist, could blend voice and instrument to the mutual satisfaction of both. In 1956, this idea became a reality. The task of selecting musicians who could produce this sound was given to the versatile pianist-arranger Marty Paich who, in fact, co-featured with Mel on these recordings.
Mel Torme - Meets The British: The London Recordings 1956/1957 (2008)

Mel Tormé - Meets The British: The London Recordings 1956/1957 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 160 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Sepia Records | # Sepia 1113 | Time: 00:56:58

Most of Mel's recordings have come out on CD, but not these! In fact, most of these (recorded in London while he was on tour in the UK) were never issued at all in the U.S.: Limehouse Blues; Time Was; Hooray for Love; Let There Be Love; These Foolish Things; Danny Boy; Greensleeves, and more. The twenty tracks on this CD sound as fresh now as it was when it was first created over fifty years ago and serve as a wonderful tribute to the great musicians and singer who recorded them.
Artie Shaw feat. Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones - What Is This Thing Called Love (1997)

Artie Shaw feat. Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones - What Is This Thing Called Love (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:14:05
Genre: Big Band, Swing | Label: President Records | # PLCD 557

This collection of Artie Shaw big band recordings comes from his brief association with the Musicraft label. Having assembled and broken up several earlier units, this edition, heard in recordings made between 1945 and 1946, is more of an arranger's band than one that features many soloists, other than the leader. During this period of Shaw's career, he was constantly changing the instrumentation of his band and making personnel substitutions. Fellow Musicraft artist Mel Tormé and his group the Mel-Tones are added on some tracks, though this was a studio relationship exclusively and they were not a part of Shaw's organization. The innovative blend of strings, voices and brass in the swinging arrangement of "What Is This Thing Called Love" is the highlight of the vocal selections, along with an updated instrumental version of the clarinetist's earlier hit, "Begin the Beguine." The only reservation about this compilation is that several tracks are abruptly faded or even truncated.
Mel Torme – The Mel Torme Collection 1944-1985 (1996) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Mel Tormé – The Mel Tormé Collection 1944-1985 (1996) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.43 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 742 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 241 Mb
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Rhino | # R2 71589 | Time: 05:08:54

Up until he suffered a stroke at age 70 in 1996, singer Mel Tormé continued to improve with age and seemed to have inexhaustible energy. This four-CD set from Rhino does a fine job of covering Tormé's pre-Concord output, although the omission of his Concord work of 1986-1995 is unfortunate for that catalog contains many of Tormé's most exciting recordings. In general, the earlier selections (some of which were with his vocal group the Mel-Tones) feature Tormé on hip (for the period) swing tunes and ballads. Things greatly improve once the singer reaches the year 1975 and there are enough high points throughout the set to justify its purchase by Tormé's many fans. Three previously unreleased selections (best is "Walkin' Shoes" with Shorty Rogers in 1962) are a plus and the colorful 84-page booklet is quite definitive.
Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again: For the First Time (1978) [Remastered 1993] {REPOST}

Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again: For the First Time (1978) [Remastered 1993] {REPOST}
EAC rip | APE+CUE+LOG | Scans | 201 Mb(Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Vocal Jazz | Label ~ MFSL Records
Mel Torme and George Shearing - A Vintage Year (1988) Remastered 2003 [SACD rip via Playstation 3]

Mel Torme and George Shearing - A Vintage Year (1988) Remastered 2003 [SACD rip via Playstation 3]
Sony PS3 SACD to *ISO | FLAC 24/88.2 Stereo | Scans | 3.76/1.05 Gb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz | Label ~ Concord Records

Mel Torme - In a Soulful Mood (2005)  

Posted by stfine at Aug. 23, 2010
Mel Torme - In a Soulful Mood (2005)

Mel Torme - In a Soulful Mood (2005)
APE image+cue+log+scans | 00:48:53 | 190 MB (+3%)
Vocal Jazz | Label: Music Club/Demon Music MCCD579

Mel Torme was known in his early years for his voice's rich, smoky-hued texture. Indeed, such was the smooth, flawless nature of his vocal delivery that he almost seemed to caress the melody of each song he sang. He continues to be regarded as one of the pre-eminent singers of the latter half of the 20th century. Significantly his influence can still be heard, most notably in the music provided by today's new generation of jazz crooners. "In A Soulful Mood" was originally recorded in 1956 in Hollywood for the legendary Bethlehem label. Torme's smooth, soft vocal timbre can be heard on this fantastic 14 track album.

Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again for the First Time  Music

Posted by maverik53 at Sept. 2, 2006
Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again for the First Time


Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again for the First Time

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Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - Together Again for the First Time

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Mel Torme - The Great American Songbook (Live At Michael's Pub) (1993)

Mel Torme - The Great American Songbook (Live At Michael's Pub) (1993)
EAC rip | FLAC image + cue + log + scans / MP3 320 kbps | 01:03:28 | 342 MB / 160 MB (3% rec.)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | Label: Telarc, CD-83328

Mel Tormé, 67 at the time of this recording, proves to still be very much in his musical prime. For this live set, the singer wrote ten of the 15 arrangements and programmed plenty of variety in moods and tempos for his voice including a seven-song Duke Ellington mini-set. His masterful interpretation of "Stardust" is a highpoint.