Gerry Mulligan / George Shearing / Mel Tormé

The Classic Concert Live

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Classic Concert Live finds baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, pianist George Shearing, and vocalist Mel Tormé performing together with a big band in 1982 at Carnegie Hall. The trio first performed in 1977, but this marks the only recorded document of the group. Generally the tone is light and swinging as befits the cool jazz background of Mulligan and "Velvet Fog" reputation of Tormé. Similarly, Shearing is in fine form with his urbane keyboard style adding dramatic punch throughout the night. Whether performing one of Mulligan's classic compositions such as "Line for Lyons" or a standard like "What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life," the trio sounds terrific.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:53 Amazon
2 4:55 Amazon
3 4:05 Amazon
4 5:24 Amazon
5 6:20 Amazon
6 3:58 Amazon
7 5:56 Amazon
8 5:22 Amazon
9
0:52 Amazon
10 6:03 Amazon
11 11:28 Amazon
12 3:05 Amazon
13 4:47 Amazon
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