Together Again for the First Time
Mel Tormé & Buddy Rich
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||Yesterday||Buddy Rich & Mel Tormé||3:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Soon It's Gonna Rain / Here Is That Rainy Day||Buddy Rich & Mel Tormé||5:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Blues In the Night||Buddy Rich & Mel Tormé||8:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bluesette||Buddy Rich & Mel Tormé||3:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||You Are the Sunshine of My Life||Buddy Rich & Mel Tormé||4:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Won't Last a Day Without You||Buddy Rich & Mel Tormé||4:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||First Lady of Song||Buddy Rich & Mel Tormé||4:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Classic Torme and Rich
This gem was unavailable for so long both on vinyl and disc, it's nice to see it's finally made it to iTunes. "Together Again for the First Time" was recorded in 1978 and was the only time these two giants recorded together, but it sounds like they played their entire careers together. The disc begins with "Yesterday" an upbeat tune with the full complement of a combination of the Buddy Rich Orchestra and Mel's own musicians. The set also includes a nice rendition of "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and ends with Mel's tribute to the "First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald with an amazing scat that pays homage to the great Ella. This is a must for any Buddy Rich or Mel Tormé fan.
Bernard J. B.
Fortunately, my father introduced me to Torme' when I was a youngster, I grew up appreciating all the standard singers like Sinatra, Nat Cole, Ella. I got to meet Torme a few times in my life and saw him on several occasions, this album blows away every live performance I ever saw---and that's saying volumes! Recorded in the studio, this album is insane, pay attention and hang with Blues in the Night as it builds into one of the most wild jazz crescendos you have ever heard. This album is a masterpiece, the only thing lacking is a dozen more songs. I miss these guys, listen to this and you'll see why!
I bouth the CD the year it came out, but does not play on the new CD players
So finding this here on iTunes was like fonding a lost friend. Thank you, this is an AMAZING set of songs!
Born: September 13, 1925 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s