Two Darn Hot: A Night at the Concord Pavilion/Live at the Fujitsu-Concord

Two Darn Hot: A Night at the Concord Pavilion/Live at the Fujitsu-Concord

by Mel TorméMel Tormé




Someone at Concord has come up with an excellent idea: Why not reissue two classic discs by an artist in one package? Two Darn Hot holds two discs by Mel Tormé released in 1990, Night at the Concord Pavilion and Recorded Live at the Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival in Japan. Together, these albums deliver an hour-and-a-half of prime Tormé, singing over 20 classics backed intermittently by a small band and a full orchestra. Highlights from the first disc include "Guys and Dolls Medley" and two upbeat burners, "Too Darn Hot" and "Day in -- Day Out." The full band offers lots of pizzazz on numbers like "You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did You Do)" and "Down for Double," presenting an engaging contrast to the quieter material. If one enjoys these selections, one will be doubly pleased with the second disc, which delivers more of the same. There's an outstanding version of "Star Dust," and if one happens to be in a holiday mood, a fine rendition of "The Christmas Song" combined with "Autumn Leaves." The set closes with fun versions of "Swingin' the Blues" and "New York State of Mind." The first of these, interestingly, is an instrumental that finds Tormé more than holding his own behind the drum set. The closer amusingly exchanges "Tokyo" for "New York," more than fitting for the occasion. Two Darn Hot serves as a nice representation of Tormé's work with Concord and is sure to please discerning fans.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2002
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431211822
catalogNumber: 2118


Disc 1

  1. Sing for Your Supper
  2. You Make Me Feel So Young
  3. Early Autumn
  4. Guys and Dolls Medley
  5. I Could Have Told You
  6. Too Darn Hot
  7. Day In - Day Out
  8. Down for Double
  9. You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)
  10. Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today

Disc 2

  1. A Shine on Your Shoes
  2. Looking at You/Look at That Face
  3. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  4. Wave
  5. Stardust
  6. Don't Cha Go 'Way Mad/Come to Baby Do
  7. The Christmas Song/Autumn Leaves
  8. You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do)/Moten Swing
  9. Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today
  10. Swingin' the Blues
  11. New York State of Mind

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mel Tormé   Primary Artist,Drums,Vocals
John Campbell   Piano
Ted Dunbar   Guitar
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Grey   Trombone
Pete Minger   Trumpet
Grover Mitchell   Trombone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Curtis Peagler   Alto Saxophone
Marshall Royal   Tenor Saxophone
Art Baron   Trombone
Ray Brown   Trumpet
Arthur "Babe"Clarke   Baritone Saxophone
Carl Jefferson   Master of Ceremonies
Bob Maize   Bass
Donny Osborne   Drums
Douglas Purviance   Trombone
Benny Powell   Trombone
Ron Tooley   Trumpet
Frank Wess   Tenor Saxophone
Dennis Wilson   Trombone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Bill Ramsay   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Frank Wess Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
John Burk   Remote Recording
Chris Coon   Remote Recording
Ron Davis   Remixing,Remote Recording
Phil Edwards   Engineer,Remixing
Carl Jefferson   Producer,Liner Notes
Ryan Kallas   Remote Recording
George Otaki   Producer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Arthur Williams   Composer
Yoshio Ueno   Engineer
Jaysen Humes   Remote Recording
Jeff Baust   Remote Recording
Gary Coon   Remote Recording
Kim Komenich   Cover Photo
Ana Baracca   Art Direction
Mike Joyce   Liner Notes

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