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Top Drawer

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Top Drawer
Studio album by
RecordedMay 1983
GenreVocal jazz
ProducerCarl Jefferson
Mel Tormé chronology
The Classic Concert Live
Top Drawer
An Evening at Charlie's
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[2]

Top Drawer is a 1983 album by Mel Tormé, accompanied by George Shearing.[3]

At the 26th Grammy Awards, Tormé's performance on this album won him the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male.

Track listing

  1. "A Shine on Your Shoes" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 3:06
  2. "How Do You Say Auf Wiedersehen?" (Johnny Mercer, Tony Scibetta) – 5:45
  3. "Oleo" (Sonny Rollins) – 4:15
  4. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 5:45
  5. "Hi Fly" (Randy Weston) – 3:24
  6. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) 6:02
  7. "What's This?" (Dave Lambert) – 3:13
  8. "Away in a Manger" (Traditional) – 3:51
  9. "Here's to My Lady" (Rube Bloom, Mercer) – 3:20



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1409. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ Top Drawer at AllMusic
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