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Steve March Tormé: So Far

In a blindfold test, even the most ardent connoisseur of jazz singing and singers would, I’ll bet, be hard pressed to match this voice to that of his esteemed father. But, though they sound nothing alike, the polish, the professionalism and the passion for a solid swing tune (not to mention the ability to truly inhabit a lyric and make it sound like you’ve been comfortably, contentedly living there your whole life) is near identical. For those uninitiated with the younger Tormé (the March comes from his stepdad, ever-likable ’50s and ’60s game-show host and actor Hal March), this is a good starting point, since it combines tracks from all three of his previous discs.

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