Mel Mel Tormé – The London Sessions (1977) [Audio Fidelity 2002]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:39 minutes | Scans included | 1,65 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 810 MB
Mastered by Steve Hoffman | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-002
Mel Tormé had recorded relatively few rewarding albums in the decade before this set, originally put out by Gryphon before being reissued on CD by DCC Jazz. However, his voice had improved with time, his range had widened, and he had become an even stronger jazz singer than before. Since Tormé is joined here by the largely anonymous Chris Gunning Orchestra, with guest altoist Phil Woods, on a set of generally “contemporary” pop songs (including “All in Love Is Fair,” “New York State of Mind,” “Send in the Clowns” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”), this set is not too essential. However, Tormé’s professionalism and ability to swing makes this an interesting outing anyway, and launched his “comeback”.
01. Send In The Clowns
02. New York State Of Mind
03. All In Love Is Fair
04. The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
06. Ordinary Fool
07. Medley: When The World Was Young – Yesterday When I Was Young
08. Bye Bye Blackbird
Originally Released on the Griphon label as “Torme: A New Album”
Re-Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Kevin Gray’s AcousTech Mastering.
The image ripped direct and unretouched using an Oppo BDP-105D, Sonore ISO2DSD, and sacd_extract.