Nat King Cole The Piano Style Of Nat King Cole Import 180g LP
Nat King Cole The Piano Style Of Nat King Cole Import 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: DOL
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Nat King Cole The Piano Style Of Nat King Cole Import 180g LP

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SKU:
DOLLP57732
UPC:
889397577322
180g Import LP With Bonus Track!

"Even though by the mid-'50s he'd already established himself as a multi-talented entertainer, this collection of piano-centric instrumentals would be the first full-length long-player that Nat King Cole issued during his 20 years on Capitol Records. Released in 1956, the appropriately titled The Piano Style of Nat King Cole contains a whopping (by mid-'50s standards at least) 16 tracks. Half of the material finds the artist supported by a large band and the other with a warm, cozy string section. And making a great thing almost sinful is that the entire effort is orchestrated and conducted by the peerless Nelson Riddle. True to the nature of artist and arranger alike, the project is filled with traditional pop tunes straight out of the Great American Songbook. While the melodies are familiar, each is given a unique sonic stamp. Gershwin's "Love Walked In" provides nothing short of a sublime start as Cole trades elegant leads with the lushly appointed backing ensemble. By contrast, "My Heart Stood Still" bursts forth bearing a joyous jazzy groove that can barely be contained within Cole's blissful runs up and down the ivories. Once again mellowing the tempo is the classy and romantic refinement of a simmering "Imagination," which melts beneath the delicate drizzle of Cole's keys. This stylistic compromise continues as the friskier and decidedly upbeat "I Never Knew," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," and "Taking a Chance on Love" perfectly temper the tender yet impassioned "April in Paris" and "I See Your Face Before Me." Likewise, the sultry blues "If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)" should not be missed. The frenetic "I Want to Be Happy" and equally energetic "Just One of Those Things" stand out from the rest. Cole nimbly reels off some of his most accomplished keyboarding to date, all the while guiding the big band into a spirited musical repartee." - Lindsay Planer, allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Import
• Bonus Track

Musicians:
Nat King Cole, piano
Juan Tizol, valve trombone
George Roberts, bass trombone
Willie Smith, alto saxophone
John Collins, guitar
Charlie Harris, bass
Lee Young, drums
Nelson Riddle, arranger, conductor

Selections:
Side One:

1. Love Walked In
2. My Heart Stood Still
3. Imagination
4. I Never Knew
5. Stella By Starlight
6. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry
7. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
8. Takin' A Chance On Love
Side Two:
1. April In Paris
2. I Want To Be Happy
3. I See Your Face Before Me
4. Just One Of Those Things
5. I Get A Kick Out Of You
6. If I Could Be With You
7. I Hear Music
8. Tea For Two
9. My Heart Stood Still (Alternate Take)
Description
180g Import LP With Bonus Track!

"Even though by the mid-'50s he'd already established himself as a multi-talented entertainer, this collection of piano-centric instrumentals would be the first full-length long-player that Nat King Cole issued during his 20 years on Capitol Records. Released in 1956, the appropriately titled The Piano Style of Nat King Cole contains a whopping (by mid-'50s standards at least) 16 tracks. Half of the material finds the artist supported by a large band and the other with a warm, cozy string section. And making a great thing almost sinful is that the entire effort is orchestrated and conducted by the peerless Nelson Riddle. True to the nature of artist and arranger alike, the project is filled with traditional pop tunes straight out of the Great American Songbook. While the melodies are familiar, each is given a unique sonic stamp. Gershwin's "Love Walked In" provides nothing short of a sublime start as Cole trades elegant leads with the lushly appointed backing ensemble. By contrast, "My Heart Stood Still" bursts forth bearing a joyous jazzy groove that can barely be contained within Cole's blissful runs up and down the ivories. Once again mellowing the tempo is the classy and romantic refinement of a simmering "Imagination," which melts beneath the delicate drizzle of Cole's keys. This stylistic compromise continues as the friskier and decidedly upbeat "I Never Knew," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," and "Taking a Chance on Love" perfectly temper the tender yet impassioned "April in Paris" and "I See Your Face Before Me." Likewise, the sultry blues "If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)" should not be missed. The frenetic "I Want to Be Happy" and equally energetic "Just One of Those Things" stand out from the rest. Cole nimbly reels off some of his most accomplished keyboarding to date, all the while guiding the big band into a spirited musical repartee." - Lindsay Planer, allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Import
• Bonus Track

Musicians:
Nat King Cole, piano
Juan Tizol, valve trombone
George Roberts, bass trombone
Willie Smith, alto saxophone
John Collins, guitar
Charlie Harris, bass
Lee Young, drums
Nelson Riddle, arranger, conductor

Selections:
Side One:

1. Love Walked In
2. My Heart Stood Still
3. Imagination
4. I Never Knew
5. Stella By Starlight
6. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry
7. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
8. Takin' A Chance On Love
Side Two:
1. April In Paris
2. I Want To Be Happy
3. I See Your Face Before Me
4. Just One Of Those Things
5. I Get A Kick Out Of You
6. If I Could Be With You
7. I Hear Music
8. Tea For Two
9. My Heart Stood Still (Alternate Take)
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Nat King Cole
Title
The Piano Style of Nat King Cole
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-02-2017
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
09-13-2017
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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