Mel Tormé, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass

Mel Tormé, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass

by Rob McConnell & the Boss BrassRob McConnell & the Boss Brass


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This was a very logical matchup that came out as well on record as it looked on paper. Valve trombonist/arranger Rob McConnell has long led one of the top mainstream jazz big bands, while Mel Tormé blossomed into one of the truly great jazz singers in the 1980s. McConnell's charts suited Tormé perfectly, and the result is this consistently enjoyable and swinging album. The singer is quite enthusiastic and in top form on "Just Friends," a touching "September Song," "Don't 'Cha Go 'Way Mad," "A House Is Not a Home," "The Song Is You," a whimsical "Cow Cow Boogie," a "Stars" medley, and an exciting six-song Duke Ellington medley. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431430629
catalogNumber: 4306
Rank: 92142

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass   Primary Artist
Ed Bickert   Guitar
Rob McConnell   Trombone,Conductor,Valve Trombone,Track Performer
Dave McMurdo   Trombone
Mel Tormé   Vocals,Track Performer
Moe Koffman   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Guido Basso   Harmonica,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Flatlanders   Piano,Electric Piano
Eugene Amaro   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Arnie Chycoski   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Leader
Ron Hughes   Bass Trombone
Bob Leonard   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Brian Leonard   Percussion
Bob Livingston   Trombone
John MacLeod   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ian McDougall   Trombone,Leader
George Stimpson   French Horn
Jerry Toth   Flute,Alto Clarinet
Erich Traugott   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steve Wallace   Bass
Rick Wilkins   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Dave Woods   Trumpet,Violin,Flugelhorn
Robert Leonard   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Jerry Fuller   Drums
Jimmy Dale   Piano,Electric Piano
James MacDonald   French Horn

Technical Credits

Rob McConnell   Arranger,Liner Notes
Mel Tormé   Liner Notes
Carl Jefferson   Producer
Phil Sheridan   Engineer,Remixing
Tom Burgess   Art Direction

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