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The Classic Concert Live [Original recording remastered]

Mel Torme, Gerry Mulligan Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 Sep 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Concord Midline
  • ASIN: B00070EBDU
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,331 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. I've Heard That Song Before (Live)Gerry Mulligan 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Sent For You Yesterday And Here You Come Today (Live)Gerry Mulligan 4:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Jeru (Live)Gerry Mulligan 4:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Duke Ellington Medley (Live)Gerry Mulligan 5:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. What AreYou Doing With The Rest Of Your Life? (Live)Gerry Mulligan 6:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Walkin' Shoes (Live)Gerry Mulligan 3:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. 'Round Midnight (Live)Gerry Mulligan 5:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Line For Lyons (Live)Gerry Mulligan 5:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Talk (Live)Gerry Mulligan0:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Wave/Agua De Beber (Live)Gerry Mulligan 6:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Blues In The Night (Live)Gerry Mulligan11:28Album Only
Listen12. The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) (Live)Gerry Mulligan 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Lady Be Good (Live)Gerry Mulligan 4:470.79  Buy MP3 

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On June 29, 1982, three of the biggest names in jazz - vocalist Mel Tormé, pianist George Shearing and baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan - appeared onstage at Carnegie Hall to perform their first ever live concert together. This landmark concert fills an important gap in each of the three legends' significant discographies. Whether performing one of Mulligan's classic compositions such as "Line for Lyons" or a standard like "Round Midnight" the trio is in top form. The three stars create the feeling of playing in an intimate jazz club, despite the fact that they are playing in Carnegie Hall, with the orchestra sensitive to their solos. Personnel: Mel Tormé (vocals), Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone), George Shearing (piano), Don Thompson (bass), Gerry Mulligan Orchestra

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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This recently discovered 1982 recording of the Carnegie Hall performance of Mel Torme, George Shearing, and Gerry Mulligan is the only known recording of these three giants performing together, and what a performance is! Mulligan's fifteen-piece orchestra connects the artists' solos and fills the recording with atmospheric effects, haunting beats, and dramatic accents. Torme's evolution from crooner of beautiful melodies, as he was in the 1977 "London Sessions," to a full-out jazz performer just five years later, is obvious through his relaxed scatting and his use of his voice as a jazz instrument--on a par with Mulligan's sax and Shearing's piano.

Containing all the patter of a live performance, the CD gets off to a rousing start with Count Basie's "I Sent For You Yesterday and Here You Come Today," a lively swing song in which the performers are obviously having fun--an all-scat track in which the trio echoes and plays off each other, improvising as they go. Mulligan's composition, "Jeru" features Torme and Mulligan singing together in a song that is almost without a melodic line, filled with what Torme calls "crazy bridges." A Duke Ellington medley allows each man to solo, but they move back and forth, picking up each other's motifs and ending up back where they began. Thelonius Monk's bluesy "Round Midnight," sung as a haunting ballad, contains two long solos by Mulligan and Shearing, along with much improvisation and many key changes.

One of the most interesting tracks is "Line for Lyons," in which Torme, Mulligan, and Shearing, aided by Don Thompson on bass, recreate the "Mulligan Quartet" of earlier years, with Torme representing the clarinet through his scatting, and the soloists sometimes performing in different tempos simultaneously.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff - just buy it! 1 Aug 2005
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Smooth, late night jazz. Particularly seductive are the Duke Ellington medley (featuring "I don't get around much anymore") and a lovely cover of Antonio Carlos Jobim. "What are you doing the rest of your life" is also super stuff. Proper music - I'm grateful to the chap who introduced me to this!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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This doesn't pretend to be a top-quality recording and you do have to make allowances for the fact that the recording was made for private use. It's too light at the bottom end. Having said that, it doesn't really spoil the occasion - and what an occasion it was! Ultra-relaxed to the extent that nobody worries about the odd fluffed entry or scrabble to get a solo together, and all the more fun for that. The three stars are in congenial company and are clearly having loads of fun. I particularly like the extended version of Arlen and Mercer's 'Blues in the Night' - nobody will ever match this for me and the band's 'train whistle' will make your hair stand on end. Also, the closing numbers, beginning with 'The Song is ended but the Melody lingers on', are among the warmest and most enjoyable live performances I've heard. No wonder the usually fastidious Concord people issued this - it would be a great pity to miss it.
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