A Tribute to Bing Crosby: Paramount's Greatest Singer A lush stunner of an album—Torme's most fully realized in years. It's near- perfect in almost every way: voice, repertoire, arrangements, and instrumentation (Randy Sandke… A Tribute to Bing Crosby: Paramount's Greatest Singer A lush stunner of an album—Torme's most fully realized in years. It's near- perfect in almost every way: voice, repertoire, arrangements, and instrumentation (Randy Sandke… Mel Torme
Music Review

A Tribute to Bing Crosby: Paramount's Greatest Singer (1994)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Lead Performance: Mel Torme

A lush stunner of an album—Torme's most fully realized in years. It's near- perfect in almost every way: voice, repertoire, arrangements, and instrumentation (Randy Sandke and Ken Peplowski make major contributions, soloing on trumpet and sax). Minor flaws? Occasional ponderousness, and overly close miking that exaggerates Torme's tendency to sputter. A

Originally posted Aug 26, 1994 Published in issue #237-238 Aug 26, 1994 Order article reprints