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Comin' Home Baby! / Sings Sunday In New York

Mel Torme Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Oct 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner.Esp
  • ASIN: B00004YYX5
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314,812 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Comin' Home Baby - "Comin' Home Baby!"
2. Dat Dere - "Comin' Home Baby!"
3. The Lady's In Love With You - "Comin' Home Baby!"
4. Hi-Fly - "Comin' Home Baby!"
5. Puttin' On The Ritz - "Comin' Home Baby!"
6. Walkin' - "Comin' Home Baby!"
7. Maonin' - "Comin' Home Baby!"
8. Sing You Sinners - "Comin' Home Baby!"
9. Whipser Not - "Comin' Home Baby!"
10. On Green Dolphin Street - "Comin' Home Baby!"
11. Sidneys Soliloquey - "Comin' Home Baby!"
12. Right Now - "Comin' Home Baby!"
13. Sunday In New York - Sings Sunday In New York
14. Autumn In New York - Sings Sunday In New York
15. Lullaby Of Birland - Sings Sunday In New York
16. Broadway - Sings Sunday In New York
17. The Brooklyn Bridge - Sings Sunday In New York
18. Let Me Off Uptown - Sings Sunday In New York
19. Forty Second Street - Sings Sunday In New York
20. Sidewalks of New York - Sings Sunday In New York
See all 25 tracks on this disc

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great cd 6 Jan 2009
By lovemurakami TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Another great value 2in1 cd, from the late great Mel Torme. This cd is worth the money just for the track Sunday in New York, great song, great singer. Well worth spending some pennies on this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MONO VERSIONS 21 Feb 2014
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THESE TWO ATLANTIC LPS FRM EARLY 60S HAVE MEL IN SUPERCOOL MODE .THIS CD IS MONO .BOTH ALBUMS AVAILABLE ON JAPAN IMPORTS IN STEREO AT A BARGIN PRICE.UNLESS U PREFER MONO THESE MAY BE A BETTER BUY
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Period Piece 5 Jan 2007
By Nikica Gilic - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Yes, this interesting reissue of two albums on one CD is logical since both albums share certain features, although I prefer the first album...

You can say for both albums something like this:

This is a typical period piece, an attempt to combine true jazz with commercial arrangements, with an additional insult to the injury, a rock 'n' roll number or two... Well, if you think Mel sounds awkward singing rock, you should hear Ella Fitzgerald...
The giveaway of commercial ambitions: this reissue doesn't even bother to name the musicians, although at some numbers (particularly on first album) some of the horns did get a lick or two...

But, seriously, this CD, uneven as it is, still contains some fine jazz,
Mel even gets to scat a bit so, all in all, it is a pleasurable listening, particularly if you're fun of Mel's unique timbre and imaginative playing with time...

However, the second album (one on the New York theme) particularly weighs this double reissue down. Although the first album starts with some silly back-vocals and ends with a rock number, the main problem of this CD are strings and other symptoms of generally over-organized arrangements on second album...

Even "Lullaby of Birdland" sounds dull and boring, although it is the type of song ideal for the singer's tallents... When the arrangements on the New York part of this CD "swing", it is a bit too close to the Sinatra type of swing, when the arrangements on "Comin' Home Baby" album lean towards hard bop and funk, Mel is too suave, cool and sophisticated to surrender and go the way the arrangers intended...

I have to be honest, I like this CD much more than it deserves, so these 3 stars are rational, not emotional grading...
Actually, being acquainted with some much better albums of this great American singer (particularly those where Mel had the creative control), I'm not at all surprised the experience of recording for Atlantic chased him away from the music business for a while...

Jazz critics and fans sometimes badmouth Norman Granz for being commercially minded, but I think that sort of criticism should be reserved for the Ertegun concept of milking pop music out of great jazz artists...
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