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Porter, Gregory / Nat "King" Cole & Me
Album:Nat "King" Cole & Me Collection:Jazz
Artist:Porter, Gregory Added:10/2017
Label:Blue Note 

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Add Date:2017-11-12 Pull Date:2018-01-14 Charts:Jazz

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-11-09 
Reviewed: 2017-11-09
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This is, for the most part, orchestrated versions of Cole's wonderful songs, all delivered with soulfulness and conviction by Porter.
If You Like: Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Mona Lisa (4:19) - orchestra starts> slow song> crescendo & fade
*2/ Smile (4:18) - orchestra starts. slow song builds to crescendo end
3/ Nature Boy (3:45) - orchestra starts> slow song> slow fade
*4/ L-O-V-E (2:09) - piano starts> uptempo song> trumpet solo> song> quick stop
5/ Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (4:31) - orchestra starts> slow song with Latin feel> crescendo & fade
6/ Miss Otis Regrets (4:31) - orchestra starts> slow song> slow fade
*7/ Pick Yourself Up (3;12) - orchestra starts> midtempo song> crescendo end
*8/ When Love Was King (7:14) - orchestra starts> slow song> bass/piano duet> slow song builds in intensity and slows to a stop
9/ The Lonely One (4:34) - orchestra starts> slow song> slow fade
*10/ Ballerina (2:54)- drums start> uptempo & swinging song> quick fade
*11/ I Wonder Who My Daddy Is (3:48) - piano starts> slow song> slow fade
12/ The Christmas Song (3:46) - strings start> slow song> trumpet solo> song> fade

Track Listing
1.Mona Lisa 7.Pick Yourself Up
2.Smile 8.When Love Was King
3.Nature Boy 9.The Lonely One
4.L-O-V-E 10.Ballerina
5.Quizas, Quizas, Quizas 11.I Wonder Who My Daddy Is
6.Miss Otis Regrets 12.The Christmas Song