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Mel Tormé and the Marty Paich Dek-tette / Mel Torme and the Marty Paich Dek-tette


Download links and information about Mel Tormé and the Marty Paich Dek-tette / Mel Torme and the Marty Paich Dek-tette by Mel Tormé / Mel Torme. This album was released in 1956 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 41:57 minutes.

Artist: Mel Tormé / Mel Torme
Release date: 1956
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 41:57
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No. Title Length
1. Lulu's Back in Town 3:23
2. When the Sun Comes Out 3:36
3. I Love to Watch the Moonlight 3:07
4. Facinating Rhtyhm 2:42
5. The Blues 3:51
6. The Carioca 3:35
7. The Lady Is a Tramp 3:03
8. I Like to Recognize the Tune 3:31
9. Keepin' Myself for You 4:01
10. Lullaby of Birdland 5:16
11. When April Comes Again 3:14
12. Sing for Your Supper 2:38



Mel Tormé was reaching his artistic peak when he cut his classic string of albums with The Marty Paich Dek-Tette for the indie label Bethlehem Records in the mid-'50s. The second of these recordings remains among the most admired in Tormé's early discography. Though the singer's famous sobriquet was The Velvet Fog, on these sessions he's more like a velvet arrow; despite his luxurious tone, he darts in and out of the arrangements with an unerring trenchancy. Torme, who was in his 30s at the time, was influenced by the West Coast "cool jazz" movement that was then all the rage. There's definitely a touch of cool to his deceptively offhand-sounding phrasing on "Lulu's Back in Town" and "The Lady Is a Tramp," especially when Paich's band put their archly swinging riffs behind him. But Tormé has a foot set solidly in the romantic-balladeer mode too, and when he lays a tender trap with his seductively soft-pedaled approach on "Keeping Myself for You" and "When April Comes Again," he sounds like as much of a kindred spirit to Frank Sinatra as he does to cool-jazz king Chet Baker.