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'Yup...It's Nat King Cole...,
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This review is from: Nat King Cole Trio: Instrumental Classics (Audio CD)
This has to be the ultimate double take album;everybody I've played it for
says,"That's Nat King Cole?!I knew he could sing,but..." Well, I'm certainly happy to have tracked this down as proof that the critics aren't always wrong;he really was one of the handful of great pianists,ever.And check out the treatment he gives to Rachmaninoff's
'Prelude In C Sharp Minor' and 'Laugh!Cool Clown'-his take on 'Pagliacci' by Leoncavallo.'However,Cole's drummerless trio came about(the cd booklet isn't entirely sure whether drummer Lee Young-Lester's brother didn't show up for a gig or a club owner suggested it-Cole,along with Oscar Moore on guitar and Johnny Miller on bass,was one very fortunate "accident".