The Piano Style of Nat King Cole

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The Piano Style of Nat King Cole
Studio album by Nat King Cole
Released 1956
Recorded June 7th, 11th 1955 and August 23rd, 27th, 1955
Genre Jazz
Length 48:17
Label Capitol
Producer Lee Gillette
Nat King Cole chronology
10th Anniversary Album
(1955)
The Piano Style of Nat King Cole
(1955)
Ballads of the Day
(1956)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Piano Style of Nat King Cole is a 1956 studio album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Nelson Riddle. This was Cole's last instrumental album.[1]

This was Cole's first full length LP record for Capitol Records.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Lindsay Planer awarded the album three stars, and said that " Cole nimbly reels off some of his most accomplished keyboarding to date, all the while guiding the big band into a spirited musical repartee"[1]

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "Love Walked In" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:27
  2. "My Heart Stood Still" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 1:40
  3. "Imagination" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 3:26
  4. "I Never Knew" (Ted Fio Rito, Gus Kahn) - 2:33
  5. "Stella by Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 3:47
  6. "(What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?" (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) - 2:25
  7. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Hart, Rodgers) - 3:08
  8. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) - 3:03

LP side B:

  1. "April in Paris" (Duke, Yip Harburg) - 3:49
  2. "I Want to Be Happy" (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans) - 1:45
  3. "I See Your Face Before Me" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 2:33
  4. "Just One of Those Things" (Cole Porter) - 3:07
  5. "I Get a Kick out of You" (Porter) - 2:39
  6. "If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)" (Henry Creamer, James P. Johnson) - 2:39
  7. "I Hear Music" (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) - 3:03
  8. "Tea for Two" (Caesar, Youmans) - 2:31

Bonus track on later CD re-issue:

  1. "My Heart Stood Still" (Hart, Rodgers) - 2:42 (alternate take)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Piano Style of Nat King Cole". Allmusic. Retrieved March 7, 2011.