Known for a voice as mellow as his moniker, qThe Velvet Fog, q Mel Torme was an accomplished vocalist, pianist, drummer, songwriter, arranger and author. Leaving a recording legacy of jazz and popular music, his death in June 1999 ended an entertainment career spanning over sixty years. This comprehensive discography is intended not only for the Torme enthusiast, but the casual fan as well, who may only know Torme for his Night Court television appearances or as vocalist and co-writer of qThe Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), q which was first recorded by Nat qKingq Cole. Included are a selective chronology providing the highlights of Torme's career as an entertainer; notes on record issues, recording dates, session numbers, takes, musicians and arrangers; lists of all musical releases by label and category; qhitsq and awards; and indexes of song titles and musicians. Films, short subjects, stage appearances, and television work (recorded on video) in which he acted, performed musically, or served as a contributor are noted, as are books that Torme wrote, or to which he contributed.Medley: Youa#39;re Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do); Moten Swing Concord Jazz CCD 4481 Sent for You Yesterday and ... clarinet; Guy Barker, trumpet and flugelhorn; Chris Smith, trombone; Ray Swinfield, alto-sax and clarinet; David Roach, tenor- sax and flute; Jamie Talbot, ... On the Alamo; Fly Me to the Moon; Autumn Leaves; Yesterday When I Was Young; You and the Night and the Music; Sing (Sing aanbsp;...
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