Love For Sale

May 31, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Label: eOne Music
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 eOne Music
  • Total Length: 47:17
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  • ASIN: B004ZFU1DM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,077 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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In the end ... ...this is good stuff.
Steve Cox
Great jazz arrangements and instrumentation----and that VOICE!
Marion Marino
I just received my copy of Love for Sale and I am loving it.
fototkr

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Shore on June 8, 2011
Format: Audio CD
James Tormé, the son of jazz icon Mel Tormé, has described his musical persona as being fifty percent his father, and the other 50% percent "probably" Michael Jackson. Now if that isn't an intriguing... and winning combination, I don't know what is! The goal for his debut release is outstanding... fuse the Great American Songbook (Ellington, Porter, Mercer) with the "New" American Songbook (Temperton, Bacharach, Green), thereby creating what's truly exciting about American music "all under one roof." It works big time! He's already got a huge hit on his hands with his version of Michael's hit "Rock with You" (recorded before Jackson's death), and the rest of the album is absolutely sensational. Tormé has created one of the most compelling new collections of music we've had the pleasure of listening to in a long, long, time... check out the appetizing LOVE FOR SALE, it's available at your favorite outlet now! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ryanone on August 5, 2012
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This is a nearly perfect album. Period. 5 Stars. James scats like a madman. Silky smooth too. Dad would be proud. The End.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. LAPUZZA on January 2, 2012
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James Torme's new CD, "Love For Sale" is definitely worth getting. It's so nice to hear a young singer perform a variety of new and old pop standards so well, and it is easy to listen to. The highlights of the CD are when he scat-sings during some jazz breaks. I'm sure his dad, Mel Torme', would be so proud of his vocal stylings, ability, and quality. Look for this kid to go places. I can't wait for his next CD to be released.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hellenic Kithara-player on November 5, 2011
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This is a tremendous album by a singer with a stunning voice, great arrangements, and beautifully recorded. It's hard to believe that James can scat-sing as well as his father. Just great great great. Very much looking for more from this singer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jo Ann Groff on September 30, 2011
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I heard James Torme interviewed on NPR regarding this CD and thought I should give it a listen. He has a wonderful voice, the selections are perfect and I am so glad I added this to my music library!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grace Westfall on August 16, 2011
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Perfect and sensational! It takes enormous talent, courage and intelligence to follow the foot step of legendary Mel Tormé. Clearly young James has inherited his father's musicality. He treats lyrics and phrasing with extra care. His effortless ability to combine Michael Jackson's style makes his singing very current. Also the orchestral arrangements are great. I look forward to his next recording.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Cox on January 27, 2012
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(From vocalstandards.com review)

I'm buy'n...

Not sure if I'm just still in an R&B state of mind after the Bobby Caldwell gig last week, but I'm sort of enchanted by Mel's kid and his debut LP.

James Tormé brings an R&B, Standards and Pop fusion orientation to LOVE FOR SALE ... and pulls it off.

Given his musical persuasions, it comes as no great surprise that Tormé's vocal style bounces among some of the stand outs from those genres.

James professes Michael Jackson as his principle influence. For me he's more of a three way blend of Stevie Wonder's melodic wind wood tones, Boz Scaggs' R&B phrasing and his dad, Mel's vocal confidence and dexterity ... a strange troika I know -- but it just works.

Not Mel... but that's OK

JT does not possess nor attempt to ply MT's distinctive "Velvet Fog" intonation (a good thing -- there can be only one), but the father clearly influenced the son as James carries off beautifully the emotion and romance of the music his dad made popular 30 years before him.

LOVE FOR SALE includes several numbers that harken back to Mel's prime, but they are rendered here in James' style -- there's no echo or imitation at work -- just a sense of tribute to the era that preceded him. That said, JT can scat like the wind and he tastefully resonates the elder Tormé's trademark in songs like "Comin' Home Baby", "Autum Leaves" and the title track ("Love for Sale").

James continues to lay in the standards with well turned classics like "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life" and "Come Back To Me". JT sports interesting original standards numbers as well with a jazzy, lilting "A Better Day Will Come" and the mournful "Reminiscing In Tempo".
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By BigHemi on May 1, 2014
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I found this CD difficult to review. James Torme is a talented young man, and on this CD he demonstrates his versatility in singing, song writing and arranging. He has a wide range of singing styles and arrangements, with the result that you might like some of the tracks, but not all, as was the case with me.

Before I bought the album, I sampled "Love for Sale", which is a big band arrangement, originally arranged by his father Mel. I loved this track, but as it turns out, there is only one other pure big band arrangement on the CD, "Come Back to Me". This track is equally fabulous, and was originally arranged by Bill Holman, an alumnus of Stan Kenton, and who has done a few excellent arrangements for Michael Buble.

Many tracks are mixtures of easily listening Motown with some vocal jazz. Others are standards like "The Rest of your Life" and "Autumn Leaves", which has a nice up tempo ending. All in all, the album is pleasant listening. Strangely, the liner notes only mention 12 tracks, but there are definitely 13. I believe the extra track is "Black Spider", or some such thing.

I'm sure you will find something to enjoy in this CD. I rated it 4 stars because I found the last two or three cuts rather bland, as if they were put in to fill up the album. I guess that's why they were at the end.
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