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Nat King Cole - Big Band Cole

Number of Discs
1
Release Date
05/21/1991
Artist
Nat King Cole
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Capitol/EMI Records / Capitol
Duration
00:43:33

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Nat King Cole's collaborations with the Count Basie Orchestra and the Stan Kenton Orchestra (all of which are included on this CD) found him mostly sticking to singing but enjoying the jazz-oriented backgrounds. He first met up with Kenton in 1950, recording the memorable "Orange Colored Sky" and starring on piano during the instrumental "Jambo." They had a reunion in 1960-1961, cutting a remake of "Orange Colored Sky" and two more poppish songs. The matchup with Basie showcased Cole purely as a singer in 1958; Gerald Wiggins took Basie's place at the keyboards. One of Cole's better vocal sessions, he is in top form on a variety of standards (particularly on "The Late, Late Show" and "Welcome to the Club"); pity he did not sit in with the band on piano. This CD is recommended for its rare examples of Nat King Cole as a big-band singer. ~ Scott Yanow

1) She's Funny That Way (03:00)
2) Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere (02:20)
3) I Want a Little Girl (02:47)
4) Mood Indigo (03:20)
5) The Blues Don't Care (02:09)
6) Avalon (01:44)
7) Baby Won't You Please Come Home (02:11)
8) The Late, Late Show (02:31)
9) Welcome to the Club (02:43)
10) Look Out for Love (01:55)
11) Wee Baby Blues (03:15)
12) Madrid (02:47)
13) Orange Colored Sky (02:30)
14) Jambo (02:52)
15) Orange Colored Sky (02:32)
16) Steady (02:17)
17) My Love (02:40)

Album
Big Band Cole
Publisher
EMI Music Distribution
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Big Band Cole | Nat King Cole