Mel Tormé

~ Person

Legal name: Melvin Howard Tormé


Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, and actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for the classic holiday song "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Tormé Mel Tormé 2
1960 Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley Mel Tormé with the Marty Paich Orchestra 2
1960 Swingin' on the Moon Mel Tormé 1
1969 A Time for Us Mel Tormé 1
1978 When I Found You (Mel Torme with the Buddy Rich Orchestra) Mel Tormé with The Buddy Rich Orchestra 1
1983 Top Drawer George Shearing & Mel Tormé 1
1985 An Elegant Evening George Shearing & Mel Tormé 1
1985 The Duke Ellington and Count Basie Songbooks Mel Tormé 2
1987 Live at the Crescendo Mel Tormé 1
1991 Mel & George "Do" World War II George Shearing & Mel Tormé 1
1991 Back In Town Mel Tormé & The Mel-Tones 1
1992 Nothing Without You Cleo Laine and Mel Tormé 1
1992 Christmas Songs Mel Tormé 2
1993 'Round Midnight Mel Tormé 1
1993 Luck Be a Lady Mel Tormé 1
1993 Swingin' on the Moon Mel Tormé 1
1994 16 Most Requested Songs Mel Tormé 1
1995 Velvet & Brass Mel Tormé 1
1995 It's a Blue World Mel Tormé 2
1996 Mel Tormé Live with the Mel-Tones, Volume 2 Mel Tormé & The Mel-Tones 1
1996 Prelude to a Kiss Mel Tormé 1
1997 Comin' Home Baby Mel Tormé 1
1997 Right Now! Mel Tormé 1
2000 My Kind of Music Mel Tormé 1
2001 The Beauty of Jazz Mel Tormé 1
2002 Complete Concord Recordings George Shearing & Mel Tormé 1
2003 London Sessions Mel Tormé 1
2003 Ole Tormé: Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border With Billy May Mel Tormé & Billy May 2
2005 Just Jazz: Mel Tormé With the Chris Gunning Orchestra Mel Tormé 1
2006 Just Jazz: Together Again for the First Time Mel Tormé & Buddy Rich 1
Lulu's Back In Town Mel Tormé 1
Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
Mel Tormé, Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass Mel Tormé 1
Nothing Without You Mel Tormé 1
Smooth as Velvet Mel Tormé 1
Songs of New York Mel Tormé 1
Tormé Mel Tormé 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Compact Jazz: Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
1994 A Tribute to Bing Crosby Mel Tormé 1
1994 Jazz 'round Midnight Mel Tormé 1
1996 The Mel Tormé Collection: 1944-1985 Mel Tormé 1
1997 That's All Mel Tormé 1
1997 My Night to Dream Mel Tormé 1
1998 A&E Biography: A Musical Anthology Mel Tormé 1
1998 'Round Midnight: A Retrospective 1956-1968 Mel Tormé 1
1998 Great Gentlemen of Song: Spotlight on Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1
1998 I'm Yours Mel Tormé 1
1998 Two Classic Albums from Mel Tormé: At the Red Hill / Live at the Maisonette Mel Tormé 1
1999 The Best of the Concord Years Mel Tormé 1
1999 The Best of Mel Tormé Mel Tormé 1

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