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Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra - Swings Shubert Alley FLAC album


Performer: Mel Tormé
Genre: Jazz / Pop music
Title: Swings Shubert Alley
Country: US
Released: 1960
Style: Vocal, Ballad, Swing
FLAC version ZIP size: 1898 mb
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Swings Shubert Alley. Marty is Marty Paich, the brilliant arranger who, along with Torme, conceived of and put together the Dek-tette, a 10-piece band that provided sterling backup for Torme's phenomenal singing. Words are useles in describing this amazing talent, and combined with the Marty Paich orchestra including awesome players

Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra - Swings Shubert Alley ‎(LP, Album, Ltd). Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra. Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra - Swings Shubert Alley ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat).

Hello Young Lovers - The Marty Paich Orchestra. 8. Surrey With The Fringe On Top - The Marty Paich Orchestra. 9. Old Devil Moon - The Marty Paich Orchestra. 10. Whatever Lola Wants - The Marty Paich Orchestra. 11. Too Darn Hot - The Marty Paich Orchestra. 12. Lonely Town - The Marty Paich Orchestra.

Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965. Lyricapsule: Nirvana Drop ‘Bleach’; June 15, 1989. Lyricapsule: Derek and the Dominos’ First Gig; June 14, 1970.

Paich shows why he was arranger of choice for with-it vocalists. And nobody was more with-it than Tormé, whose musicianship was as immaculate as his tuxedo. Plus, we get Tormé's hilarious hipsterism. This 1960 session is a showcase for Mel Tormé's interpretations of popular Broadway tunes of the day, accompanied by Marty Paich and his orchestra, featuring Art Pepper on alto saxophone. Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley has been included on The Penguin Guide to Jazz Core Collection list of essential jazz recordings.

In November 1959, a one-hour musical entitled Music from Shubert Alley was recorded in the alley, and broadcast on TV. In 1960, singer Mel Tormé came out with an album of show tunes entitled Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley, which was arranged by Marty Paich. Modern day (2000–present). On March 22, 2006, to mark the first anniversary of the official Broadway opening of the musical comedy Spamalot, the "World's Largest Coconut Orchestra", 1,789 people clapping together half coconut shells, performed in Shubert Alley.

Swings Shubert Alley. Of course it starts out with a bang with the punchy "Too Close for Comfort. Tormé sounds like he's racing the band to the finish of the song on this one (and a few others, like "Too Darn Hot" and "Surrey with the Fringe on Top"), on the latter he repeats the title over and over again with that exuberant voice. As with his other classic swing albums, Tormé does insert a few slower songs; here, "Once in Love with Amy," "A Sleepin' Bee" and "Old Devil Moon" are downtempo, with a smile.

Tracklist

A1 Too Close For Comfort
A2 Once In Love With Amy
A3 A Sleepin' Bee
A4 On The Street Where You Live
A5 Just In Time
B1 Hello Young Lovers
B2 The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
B3 The Old Devil Moon
B4 Whatever Lola Wants
B5 Too Darn Hot
B6 Lonely Town

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Art Pepper
  • Baritone Saxophone – Bill Hood
  • Bass – Joe Mondragon
  • Drums – Mel Lewis
  • French Horn – Vince DeRosa*
  • Piano, Arranged By – Marty Paich
  • Tenor Saxophone – Bill Perkins
  • Trombone – Frank Rosolino
  • Trumpet – Al Porcino, Stu Williamson
  • Tuba – Red Callender
  • Vocals – Mel Tormé

Notes

UK mono white label test pressing on two single-sided discs.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MG V-2132 Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra* Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra* - Swings Shubert Alley ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records MG V-2132 US 1961
821 581-2 Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra* Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra* - Swings Shubert Alley ‎(CD, Album, RE) Verve Records 821 581-2 Spain 2003
18MJ 9026 Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra* Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra* - Swings Shubert Alley ‎(LP, Album, Ltd) Verve Records 18MJ 9026 Japan 1981
MV 2013 Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra* Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra* - Swings Shubert Alley ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records MV 2013 Japan 1970
UMV 2521 Mel Tormé, The Marty Paich Orchestra* Mel Tormé, The Marty Paich Orchestra* - Swings Shubert Alley ‎(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records UMV 2521 Japan 1981