Nat King Cole – Big Band Cole! (1991/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

(Last Updated On: May 15, 2021)

Nat King Cole – Big Band Cole! (1991/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:13 minutes | 813 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © RevOla

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.


1. Nat King Cole – She’s Funny That Way (Remastered)
2. Nat King Cole – Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere (Remastered)
3. Nat King Cole – I Want a Little Girl (Remastered)
4. Nat King Cole – Mood Indigo (Remastered)
5. Nat King Cole – The Blues Don’t Care (Remastered)
6. Nat King Cole – Avalon (Remastered)
7. Nat King Cole – Baby Won’t You Please Come Home? (Remastered)
8. Nat King Cole – The Late, Late Show (Remastered)
9. Nat King Cole – Welcome To The Club (Remastered)
10. Nat King Cole – Look Out For Love (Remastered)
11. Nat King Cole – Wee Baby Blues (Remastered)
12. Nat King Cole – Madrid (Remastered)
13. Nat King Cole – Orange Colored Sky, Pt. 1 (Remastered)
14. Nat King Cole – Jambo (Remastered)
15. Nat King Cole – Orange Colored Sky, Pt. 2 (Remastered)
16. Nat King Cole – Steady (Remastered)
17. Nat King Cole – My Love (Remastered)


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