May 07, 2010

Jazz Love #7: Mel Torme and the Marty Paich Orchestra

 
Did you know Mel Torme got his start as a drummer?  This explains his crazy awesome sense of rythym.  He kept up the talent, though didn't often showcase it.  Today's Jazz Love video is of him and the Marty Paich Orchestra performing "Cotton Tail", by Duke Ellington.  Check out the 3 minute drum/clarinet variation.  (I think the clarinetist is Ken Peplowski).  It is amazing.

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