Mel Torme and Buddy Rich had been friends for decades prior to finally getting around to recording together. Although largely a Torme vocal record, the Buddy Rich Orchestra, with guest altoist Phil Woods, is in top form, and the drummer/leader has several solos. Most memorable is Torme's tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on "Lady Be Good" and a remarkable tour-de-force on "Blues in the Night." This enjoyable and somewhat historic LP, put out by Gryphon, is worthy of reissue on CD by Mobile Fidelity.
01 When I Found You
02 Here's That Rainy Day
03 Blues in the Night
05 You Are the Sunshine of My Life
06 I Won't Last a Day Without You
07 Lady Be Good