God what pipes.
No wonder why they called him the Velvet Frog.
Almost a twin to Ella Fitzgerald’s phrasing scattin’ and style. His tone unbelievable. Besides singing he also composed, played both drums & piano and acted.
Sadly they just don’t make them like this anymore.
Written by Hoagy Carmichael – Music & Mitchell Parish – Lyrics.
Released in 2006 from the album Fujitsu-Concord (Japan) Jazz Festival ’90.
Mel Tormé -vocals
Frank Wess, Billy Mitchell – tenor saxophone
Bill Ramsey, Curtis Peagler, Rill Ramsey – alto saxophone
Arthur “Babe”Clarke – baritone saxophone
Joe Newman, Pete Minger, Snooky Young, Ron Tooley – trumpet
Grover Mitchell, Dennis Wilson, Art Baron, Douglas Purviance -trombone
Ted Dunbar – guitar
John Campbell – piano
Donny Osborne – drums