Smooth as Velvet captures two sessions Mel Tormé cut during the early stages of his career. The first was with a small group headed by Dave Barbour during 1946 and 1947, and the second took place in 1957 with the Marty Paich Dekette (plus strings) for the Tops label. Each session is very good Tormé, and each has its special listening delight. When he hooked up with Dave Barbour (who appears on five of these cuts), Tormé had been recording for four years, and he demonstrates his sympathy for and control over the ballad form
Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, known for his jazz singing. Style:MLA Chicago APA. "Smooth as Velvet Album. Missing lyrics by Mel Tormé? Know any other songs by Mel Tormé?
Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925–June 5, 1999), known professionally as Mel Tormé and nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, a singer of jazz standards, a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.
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Velvet & Brass (1995). In the Still of the Night by Mel Tormé, Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass. is a cover of. In the Still of the Night by Nelson Eddy and Cole Porter (1937). Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) by Mel Tormé, Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass. Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) by Chick Webb (1938). Love Walked In by Mel Tormé, Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass. Love Walked In by Kenny Baker (1938). Nobody Else but Me by Mel Tormé, Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass. Nobody Else but Me by Showboat Cast.
Artists Mel Tormé Velvet & Brass. Velvet & Brass Mel Tormé. This album has an average beat per minute of 122 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 81/167 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Velvet & Brass. 1. Nobody Else but Me. 3'59.
Mel Torme, the fluent pop-jazz singer who earned the nickname the Velvet Fog for his smooth, soft vocal timbre, died yesterday of complications from a stroke he suffered in 1996. He was 73 and lived in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mr. Torme was rushed early yesterday from his home to the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, said his publicist, Rob Wilcox
Mel Tormé is in excellent voice for this matchup with Rob McConnell's Boss Brass, but somehow there is not as much musical magic as one might expect. With the exception of "My Sweetie Went Away" and "On the Swing Shift," none of the songs are exactly little-known, there are more ballads and less swingers than is optimal, and although there are a few short solos, the Boss Brass sounds surprisingly anonymous in this setting.