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Nat King Cole

Geoffrey Smith celebrates the centenary today of Nat "King" Cole, the iconic pop vocalist who was also a brilliant jazz pianist. Geoffrey Smith surveys his keyboard hits, which inspired the likes of Oscar Peterson and Diana Krall.

1 hour

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Sun 17 Mar 2019 00:00

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  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    Honey Hush

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 2.
  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    Jack The Bellboy

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 3.
  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    Sweet Lorraine

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 1.
  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    Honeysuckle Rose

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 8.
  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    Early Morning Blues

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 12.
  • Lester Young

    Indiana

    • The Super Sessions.
    • LE JAZZ.
    • 1.
  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    Straighten Up And Fly Right

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 1.
  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    Jumpin' At Capitol

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 6.
  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 7.
  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    What Is This Thing Called Love?

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 15.
  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    Easy Listening Blues

    • The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 16.
  • Lester Young, Lester Young, Count Basie, Freddie Green, Rodney Richardson & Shadow Wilson

    I've Found A New Baby

    • Lester Leaps Again.
    • Proper.
    • 20.
  • Nat King Cole & Nat King Cole

    I Know That You Know

    • AFTER MIDNIGHT SESSIONS.
    • CAPITOL.
    • 9.
  • Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars

    Blues

    • La Grande du Histoire du Jazz.
    • Le Jazz.
    • 10.

Nat King Cole

TITLE                    HONEY HUSH

Artists:                  Eddie Cole’s Solid Swingers

Composers:        Nat King Cole

Album Title:        The Quintessence

Label:                  Fremeaux: FA208

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Eddie Cole (vocal & bass); Eddie Cole’s Solid Swingers

 

 

 

TITLE                   JACK THE BELLBOY

Artists:                  Nat King Cole Trio

Composers:        Lionel Hampton

Album Title:        The Quintessence

Label:                  Fremeaux: FA208

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano);  Oscar Moore (guitar); Wesley Prince (bass); Lionel Hampton (drums)

                           

 

TITLE                   SWEET LORRAINE 

Artists:                  Nat King Cole Trio

Composers:        Mitchell Parish / Cliff Burwell

Album Title:        The Quintessence

Label:                  Fremeaux: FA208

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Oscar Moore (guitar); Wesley Prince (bass)

 

 

TITLE                    HONEYSUCKLE ROSE          

Artists:                  Nat King Cole Quartet

Composers:        Fats Waller

Album Title:        The Quintessence

Label:                  Fremeaux: FA208

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Oscar Moore (guitar);  Johnny Moore (guitar); Wesley Prince (bass)

 

 

TITLE                    EARLY MORNING BLUES 

Artists:                  Nat King Cole Trio

Composers:        Nat King Cole

Album Title:        The Quintessence

Label:                   Fremeaux: FA208

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Oscar Moore (guitar); Wesley Prince (bass)

 

 

TITLE                   INDIANA 

Artists:                  Lester Young & Nat King Cole

Composers:        James F. Hanley / Ballard MacDonald

Album Title:        The Super Sessions

Label:                  LE JAZZ CD36

Performers:       Lester Young (tenor sax); Nat King Cole (piano); Red Callendar (bass)

 

 

TITLE                   STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT       

Artists:                  Nat King Cole Trio

Composers:        Irving Mills / Nat King Cole

Album Title:        The Quintessence

Label:                  Fremeaux: FA208

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Oscar Moore (guitar); Wesley Prince (bass)

 

 

TITLE                   JUMPIN’ AT CAPITOL         

Artists:                  Nat King Cole Trio

Composers:        Nadine Robinson

Album Title:        The Quintessence

Label:                  Fremeaux: FA208

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Oscar Moore (guitar); Johnny Miller (bass)

 

 

TITLE                  GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU           

Artists:                  Nat King Cole Trio

Composers:        Don Redman  / Andy Razaf

Album Title:        The Quintessence

Label:                  Fremeaux: FA208

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Oscar Moore (guitar); Wesley Prince (bass)

 

 

 

TITLE                    WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE  

Artists:                  Nat King Cole Trio

Composers:        Cole Porter

Album Title:        The Quintessence

Label:                  Fremeaux: FA208

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Oscar Moore (guitar); Johnny Miller (bass)

 

 

TITLE                  EASY LISTENING BLUES       

Artists:                  Nat King Cole Trio

Composers:        Nadine Robinson

Album Title:        The Quintessence

Label:                  Fremeaux: FA208

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Oscar Moore (guitar); Johnny Miller (bass)

 

 

TITLE                   I’VE FOUND A NEW BABY   

Artists:                  Nat King Cole/Lester Young /Buddy Rich

Composers:        Spencer Williams / Jack Palmer                                                             

Album Title:        Lester Leaps Again

Label:                  Proper: P-1131

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Lester Young (tenor sax); Buddy Rich (drums)

 

 

TITLE                   I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW   

Artists:                  Nat King Cole Trio

Composers:        Anne Caldwell / Vincent Youmans                                                                                

Album Title:        After Midnight

Label:                  CAPITOL: EMS-1103

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Stuff Smith (violin)

 

 

TITLE                   BLUES

Artists:                  Jazz At The Philharmonic

Composers:        Etaoin

Album Title:        The Beginning

Label:                  Le Jazz: CD-41

Performers:       Nat King Cole (piano); Les Paul (guitar)

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