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 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2CftXx9neM

I just found this LP and heard this.

Youch! smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

To be fair, Torme was a HUGE film music fan.

I just don't think this is a great choice for a swing number.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Reminds me of Sinatra's swing version of "Some Enchanted Evening"...

http://www.amazon.de/Enchanted-Evening-Frank-Sinatra-Collection/dp/B006V6II2E

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Gil Mellé was another who did a swing version of the Rozsa theme. It's on the "Complete Blue Note '50s Sessions." Two of my favourite musical figures in history, together! But I can't say it's a piece that really lends itself to that treatment. I've filed it in my brain under "interesting".

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Best swing cue from Rozsa is "Walking Down 5th Street" from DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)

Does not!

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I just don't think this is a great choice for a swing number.


I wouldn't write it off as just "interesting," though I admit I have a soft spot for interesting recordings. I really don't think this falls too far away from the same tree from which "Laura" or "Stella by Starlight" fell.

When you commission lyrics to be written for your love theme, you sort of make it fair game, right? This isn't as awkward an example as "A Star Beyond Time," is it? I think it's a serious, valid musical reinterpretation, appropriate to the decade in which it was composed. It's not like they're making a joke out of the tune. Torme's vocal sounds sincere, even impassioned.

Occasionally, an unlikely pairing of style and substance can yield something really inspired:

 
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