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Mel Torme: Mel Torme: The Best of the Concord Years

This two CD-set revisits the last two decades of Mel Torme’s lengthy and memorable career via 28 songs in diverse musical settings. There are duets with pianist George Shearing, tightly meshed ensembles and powerhouse big bands recorded at intimate concerts, outdoor festivals and studio sessions. Captured between 1982 and 1996, during the peak of Torme’s 40-year career, his extraordinary voice never varies in inventive combinations of graceful lyrics, agile scatting and incredible musicianship.

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