From Kirk to Nat

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From Kirk to Nat
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Studio album by
RecordedNovember 28, 1990
StudioManhattan Recordings Studios, New York, NY
LabelCriss Cross Jazz
ProducerGerry Teekens
Kirk Lightsey chronology
From Kirk to Nat

From Kirk to Nat is an album by pianist Kirk Lightsey that was recorded in 1990 and released by the Dutch Criss Cross Jazz label.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]

The AllMusic review states "One of the main reasons why this tribute to the Nat King Cole Trio by Kirk Lightsey is a success is that Lightsey (who is from a much later bop-influenced generation) sounds nothing like Cole ... Lightsey performs a set of music reminiscent of Cole but several of the songs were never actually recorded by Cole; Lightsey takes surprisingly effective vocals on the latter two songs".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You and the Night and the Music" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 6:12
  2. "Sweet Lorraine" (Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish) – 7:42
  3. "Never Let Me Go" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) – 4:45
  4. "Bop Kick" (Nat King Cole) – 5:36
  5. "Sophisticated Lady" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 8:05
  6. "The Best Is Yet to Come" (C. Oliver) – 6:24
  7. "Close Enough for Love" (Johnny Mandel, Paul Williams) – 4:32
  8. "Little Old Lady" (Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams) – 5:56
  9. "Kirk's Blues" (Kirk Lightsey) – 5:35



  1. ^ Criss Cross Jazz Records: album details. Retrieved March 6, 2019
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Kirk Lightsey discography. Retrieved March 6, 2019
  3. ^ Fitzgerald, M. Kirk Lightsey Leader Entry. Retrieved March 7, 2019
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Kirk Lightsey: From Kirk to Nat – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2019.