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Mel Torme, Gerry Mulligan and George Shearing: The Classic Concert Live

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Though it wasn’t the first time the Torme-dubbed “terrible trio” performed together, nor would it be the last, this legendary meeting of giants in 1982, organized with typical elan by George Wein, is believed to be the only Torme-Mulligan-Shearing concert ever recorded. And what a time it was; one of those rare nights when seasoned masters, each at the top of his game, converge to create an inimitably tight unit while remaining individually determined to rise to the competitive brilliance of their friendly stage rivals.

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