Automotive Deals BOTYSFKT Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Crown the Empire Fire TV Stick Health, Household and Grocery Back to School Ruby jewelry Amazon Cash Back Offer harmonquest_s1 harmonquest_s1 harmonquest_s1  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 All-New Kindle Oasis AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Water Sports

The Nat King Cole Trio - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions

November 22, 2005 | Format: MP3

$32.99
Also available in CD Format
Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
30
1
0:54
30
2
3:22
30
3
3:16
30
4
3:32
30
5
2:31
30
6
3:50
30
7
3:22
30
8
2:30
30
9
2:49
30
10
2:17
30
11
2:23
30
12
3:21
30
13
2:05
30
14
2:47
30
15
2:31
30
16
3:16
30
17
3:19
30
18
2:51
30
19
2:19
30
20
3:13
30
21
2:23
30
22
2:03
30
23
1:56
Disc 2
30
1
3:58
30
2
3:26
30
3
2:52
30
4
2:35
30
5
3:46
30
6
3:00
30
7
2:52
30
8
3:01
30
9
3:41
30
10
3:17
30
11
2:12
30
12
2:48
30
13
2:21
30
14
3:02
30
15
2:54
30
16
2:55
30
17
3:00
30
18
1:48
30
19
3:09
30
20
3:13
30
21
2:58
30
22
2:58
30
23
2:52
30
24
2:12
30
25
2:57
Disc 3
30
1
2:51
30
2
3:11
30
3
2:25
30
4
2:58
30
5
2:42
30
6
3:03
30
7
2:57
30
8
2:42
30
9
3:23
30
10
2:34
30
11
3:15
30
12
3:06
30
13
2:35
30
14
2:30
30
15
2:36
30
16
2:23
30
17
2:14
30
18
2:14
30
19
2:15
30
20
3:08
30
21
2:47
30
22
2:30
30
23
3:08
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 8, 2005
  • Release Date: November 22, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Blue Note Records
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 3:20:04
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B000T00OS4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,604 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By David Slaughter on May 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
First things first: that odd title. "Transcriptions" refers to independent transcription services of the 1930-40s which supplied radio stations with "live" recordings meant for broadcast only. In those days, the broadcast of live music played by musicians in the studio was favored over the playing of commercially available records in the belief that listeners were unlikely to buy a record they could hear on the air for free (how times have changed). Transcription services rose to fill broadcast time when live music, network shows and local-affairs programming wasn't enough. From the enclosed booklet: "These sessions were usually a little more informal than phonograph record dates and often boasted a higher level of material because artists were not trying to cut the latest song-plugger's tripe in search of a hit."

The booklet is right: this music is excellent. Yes, it's true: Nat Cole's best work is with the Trio, before his pop solo career. No full appreciation of Cole's music can be realized without the amazing Trio. The collection contains a fairly even distribution of vocal/instrumental tracks, and there's not a bad one in the bunch. My only quibble -- and the reason for four stars instead of five -- is the two repeated tracks on Disc One: "Just You, Just Me" and "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)." Unnecessary "first" and "alternate" versions are included, and who cares except an archivist? All I know is that I have to hear the same darn two songs AGAIN a few minutes later. I hate it when record producers do that.

I like this collection, but I would recommend it for the dedicated fan only. The more casual fan can find a more broad selection at a better value with other titles (COOL COLE is a good example). I chose TRANSCRIPTIONS because it fits well, with little repetition of tracks, with the other titles in my King Cole collection.
1 Comment 33 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I have always treasured Kat King Cole's trios in any incarnation and this is one of the sets that I often have playing in the background. All of the tracks were recorded for Capitol's transcription service between 1946 and 1950. See David Slaughter's helpful May 28, 2006 review that explains what a transcription service was.

The sound quality is as good as can be expected for tracks that were recorded for radio broadcast using the relatively crude equipment and techniques from the period. Do not take that to mean that it's poor or marginal - the discs are both listenable and enjoyable. If you are on the CD version of this album you will note the absence of sound samples (at the time of this review). They can be found on the MP3 album version at The Nat King Cole Trio - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions. Give those a listen and you will hear what I am trying to describe.

What I love is the music (most of the tracks should be familiar to any fan), and the musicality of the trio. In particular I love the first two discs of this three disc set because they feature Cole's classic line-up with Johnny Miller on bass and Oscar Moore on guitar. The third disc features Irving Ashby on guitar who also crops up on a lot of Jazz at the Philharmonic sessions from the same era (as does Cole!) Those JATP sessions are not in this set. If you have not heard them they are worth tracking down. But I digress.

If you are a musician this music is worth dissecting because the trio (especially the Cole-Miller-Moore incarnation) managed to blend melody and harmony within a solid rhythmic framework that did not require a drummer.
Read more ›
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By  on November 30, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I am a long time Cole fan and have to say that I think this is the best collection I`ve heard. Never really appreciated just how great a pianist he was until this selection. I would disagree with the reviewer above that this is just for die-hard fans, whenever I`ve played it to anybody they love it. Great songs, great playing and great singing. The best.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Great place to start for those wanting to explore early Nat King Cole. Excellent playing by all performers. Some hiss from the master records can be heard, but to me it only adds the the vibe of the recordings. The guitar work on these records is pure mastery. Highly recommended!
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Excellent collection. Highly recommended. I was surprised at how good the sound quality is and there were a number of titles I was unfamiliar with. It is a nice mixture of vocals and instrumentals.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse