My Night to Dream

Mel Tormé

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My Night to Dream Review

by Scott Yanow

Singer Mel Tormé recorded many of his finest sets during his long period with the Concord label. This 1997 sampler has a dozen previously released ballads and features many examples of Tormé's wondrous breath control and beautiful voice; highlights include "More Than You Know," "If You Could See Me Now," and "I'll Be Seeing You." However, the music mostly sticks to the same mood (no hard swinging or extensive scatting here), and the liner notes do not give the personnel or the exact recording dates. Collectors are advised to get Tormé's many complete sessions, though beginners who just want to hear Tormé singing ballads will find this worth their time.

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