Mel Torme: My Kind of Music
Torme’s voice is as smooth as silk, almost schmaltzy at times, but infectious and alluring all the same. His writing ranges quite widely. The borderline-sappy, Norman Rockwell imagery of "County Fair" could almost be mistaken for a parody. And "The Christmas Song," an undisputed Torme classic ("Chestnuts roasting..."), conveys a similar sense of innocence. On the other hand, there’s a pervasive sense of melancholy coursing through "I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan," "Born to Be Blue," and "Welcome to the Club," giving Torme’s writing an emotional depth that counterbalances his happy-go-lucky side.
Track Listing: 1. You and the Night and the Music 2. A Stranger In Town 3. I Guess I
Record Label: Verve Music Group