Nat "King" Cole - After Midnight



ReferênciaPPAN W782
EtiquetaPure Pleasure
Embalagem1 LP
GramagemVinil 180 g

Nat “King” Cole’s music is the perfect combination of romantic charm and musical invention. Cole is renowned for his big production numbers and pop hits such as “Stardust,” but he was also an accomplished and unique jazz pianist and excelled in a small-group setting. After Midnight’s album cover states that this is a “trio” release. However, Cole is actually paired up with his trio plus five guest soloists (saxophone, trombone, trumpet, percussion and violin). The dubious credits don’t matter much though. This is precious music and, without a doubt, one of Cole’s best records. Included here are wonderful and intimate renditions of Cole favorites like”Sweet Lorraine,” “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” and many others. Trombonist Juan Tizol performs a beautiful version of his Afro-Cuban tune “Caravan,” and Cole and violinist Stuff Smith trade some hot licks on the up-tempo “I Know That You Know.” For anybody looking to understand the depth and breadth of Cole’s jazz roots, this disc is an excellent point of departure.

1Just You, Just Me
2Sweet Lorraine
3Sometimes I’m Happy
5It’s Only a Paper Moon
6You’re Looking at Me
7The Lonely One
8Don’t Let it Go to Your Head
9I Know That You Know
10Blame it on my Youth
11When I Grow too Old to Dream
12Route 66
13I Was a Little too Lonely (and You Were a Little too Late)
14Your Can Depend on Me
15What is There to Say
16Two Loves Have I
18You’re Looking at Me (alternate take)