Full performer name: Mel Torme/Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass.
Personnel: Mel Torme (vocals); Rob McConnell (arranger, conductor, valve trombone); Moe Koffman, John Johnson, Alex Dean, Rick Wilkins, Bob Leonard (saxophone, flute, clarinet); Arnie Chycoski, Steve McDade, John MacLeod, Guido Basso, Dave Woods, Kevin Turcotte (trumpet, flugelhorn); Alastair Kay, Bob Livingston, Jerry Johnson, Ernie Pattison, Gary Pattison, James MacDonald (trombone, French horn); David Restivo (piano); Reg Schwager (guitar); Jim Vivian (bass); Ted Warren, Brian Leonard (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Dome Audio & Video, Toronto, Canada on July 5-6, 1995. Includes
liner notes by Rex Reed.
Rob McConnell's arrangement of "I Get A Kick Out Of You" won a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement With Accompanying Vocals.
Mel Torm‚ is in excellent voice for this matchup with Rob McConnell's Boss Brass "My Sweetie Went Away" and "On the Swing Shift" are two lesser-known songs among the more familiar ones. There are more ballads than swingers here, and a few excellent short solos. ~ Scott Yanow