The Classic Concert Live
Mel Tormé, Gerry Mulligan & George Shearing
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Classic Concert Live finds baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, pianist George Shearing, and vocalist Mel Tormé performing together with a big band in 1982 at Carnegie Hall. The trio first performed in 1977, but this marks the only recorded document of the group. Generally the tone is light and swinging as befits the cool jazz background of Mulligan and "Velvet Fog" reputation of Tormé. Similarly, Shearing is in fine form with his urbane keyboard style adding dramatic punch throughout the night. Whether performing one of Mulligan's classic compositions such as "Line for Lyons" or a standard like "What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life," the trio sounds terrific.
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A True Classic
I first recorded this concert with my tape deck off of NPR in 1983 and played it over and over. I was so happy when a friend discovered it had been released on CD in 2005 (although it’s missing a few of the songs from that broadcast). I think what I enjoy most is how much fun Mel, Gerry and George are having throughout the show. They are true artists. You won’t be disappointed in this recording.
Born: September 13, 1925 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s