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Fascinatin' Rhythm

Nat King Cole was born 100 years ago on March 17, 1919; and sad­ly passed at the ear­ly age of 46 on Feb­ru­ary 15, 1965 or lung can­cer, due to a chron­ic smok­ing habit. He set the stan­dard for the tio for­mat; and cer­tain­ly paved the way for the Oscar Peter­son, Brad Mehldau, Art Tatum, Diana Krall, and so many oth­ers. He was not oan­ly a gift­ed pianist, but amar­velous singer and com­pos­er, actor, and tv host (first black man to host his own show). Some of his songs like Straight­en Out & Fly Right’ have become stan­dards. Some of the finest trib­ute albums to him have come from the likes of Diana Krall, John Piz­zarel­li, Ike and Fred­dy Cole, Natal­ie Cole, Mar­vin Gaye, Oscar Moore, Mark Mur­phy, Car­men McRae, Earl Grant, Allan Har­ris, Gre­go­ry Porter, Den­sil Sinclaire/​Bill Coon, George Shear­ing, and Oscar Peter­son Trio

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Cory Weeds Quintet C Tolypso Live At Frankie's Jazz Club
Tony Bennett/Diana Krall/Bill Charlap Fascinating Rhythm Love Is Here To Stay
Arturo Sandoval Joy Spring Trumpet Evolution
Allan Harris It's Only A Paper Moon Long Live The King
Diana Krall Trio C I'M An Errand Girl For Rhythm All For You
Marvin Gaye Straighten Out & Fly Right A Tribute To The Great NKC
George Shearing Trio Sweet Lorraine Music of Nat King Cole

Set #2

Artist Song Album
Nat King Cole Qt, feat. Juan Tizol Blame It My Youth After Midnight
Natalie Cole To Whom It May Concern Stardust
Ike Cole Once In Awhile Tribute To His Brother Nat
Carmen McRae/John Collins Qt. Beautiful Moons Ago You're Lookin' At Me
Oscar Moore Old King Cole Afterglow
Nat King Cole Trio Candy/A Tree Grooves In Brooklyn Any Old Time

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Freddy Cole Qt. Something Happens To Me Rio de Janeiro Blue
Eddie Cole & The Three Peppers That's Right! That's Right!
Natalie Cole Stardust Stardust
Densil Pinnock/Bill Coon C When I Take My Sugar To Tea Mona Lisa
Diana Krall Trio C Frim Fram Sauce All For You-A Dedication To The Nat Cole Trio
Mark Murphy/Joe Lo Duca Lush Life Sings The NKC Songbook

Set #4

Artist Song Album
Lyn Stanley, feat. John Chiodini Blue Moon London Calling-A Toast To Julie London
Gregory Porter L-O-V-E Nat King Cole & Me
John Pizzarrelli Trio You Must Be Blind Dear Mr. Cole
George Shearing Trio I Just Can't See For Lookin' Music Of Nat King Cole
Oscar Peterson Trio & Orchestra Calypso Blues With Respect To Nat
Nat King Cole Trio That's What The Vintage Years
Oscar Moore That's All Afterglow