Mel Tormé - Comin Home Baby! Sings Sunday In New York (2000)

Mel Tormé - Comin Home Baby! Sings Sunday In New York (2000)

Artist: Mel Tormé
Title: Comin' Home Baby! & Sings Sunday In New York
Year Of Release: 2000
Label: Rhino/Warner Jazz
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Swing
Quality: Mp3 320 kbps / FLAC (log,tracks+cue)
Total Time: 01:07:27
Total Size: 141 / 222 Mb (scans)


"Comin' Home Baby!"
01. Comin' Home Baby 02:44
02. Dat Dere 02:58
03. The Lady's In Love With You 02:59
04. Hi-Fly 03:14
05. Puttin' On The Ritz 02:24
06. Walkin' 02:59
07. Moanin' 03:02
08. Sing You Sinners 02:27
09. Whisper Not 02:49
10. On Green Dolphin Street 02:56
11. Sidney's Soliloquy 02:30
12. Right Now 02:17

Sings Sunday In New York
13. Sunday In New York 02:34
14. Autumn In New York 03:23
15. Lullaby Of Birdland 02:32
16. Broadway 02:17
17. The Brooklyn Bridge 02:43
18. Let Me Off Uptown 02:36
19. Forty Second Street 02:24
20. Sidewalks Of New York 02:24
21. Harlem Nocturne (Nocturne For The Blues) 03:55
22. New York, New York 02:23
23. There's A Broken Heart For Every Light On Broadway 02:21
24. Manhattan 03:12
25. My Time Of Day 01:20

Recording Date: 1962 - December 7, 1963.

Paced by his only hit of the rock era, Comin' Home Baby! is a real crossover record, balancing a few groovy dance numbers (like the title track) with early-'60s cool jazz versions of the standards "Walkin'," "Moanin'," and "On Green Dolphin Street." The constant striving for some sort of jazz-hipster atmosphere relegates one of Tormé's positive attributes -- his excellent scatting -- into little more than a novelty act. Shorty Rogers, who arranged the record except for the two hit hopefuls (Claus Ogerman's "Comin' Home Baby!" and "Right Now"), attempts to equal Marty Paich's excellent arrangement on the mid-'50s records -- and doesn't quite succeed. "Moanin'" is a stale recasting of the superior Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross version, and the child noise on "Dat Dere" is just baffling. Compared to Tormé's other record for Atlantic, Sunday in New York, Comin' Home Baby! is a passé work that understandably can't get much of a reaction from the usually majestic Mel Tormé.
--John Bush, AllMusic Guide

After taking a host of potshots at the Big Apple on his 1949 Left Coast opus California Suite, Mel Tormé repents via Sunday in New York and Other Songs About New York , a buoyant, genuinely affectionate Gotham tribute that effortlessly captures the city's sophistication and energy. While entries like "Lullaby of Broadway" and "Forty Second Street" pay homage to the theatrical tradition, Tormé largely favors songs that document the everyday poetry of New York life, evoking with jazzy aplomb the rhythms of a people and place in perpetual motion.
--Jason Ankeny, AllMusic Guide


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