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 7, 11, 1955 and August 23, 27, 1955
Genre Jazz
Length 48:17
Label Capitol
Producer Lee Gillette
Nat King Cole chronology
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Professional ratings
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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.


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)



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