4-STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
Nat King Cole’s splendid LP "After Midnight" (Capitol W-782) was a primarily instrumental album, which would mark one of his last hits as a pianist (as opposed to a singer and entertainer). It featured the classic Nat King Cole Trio plus his illustrious jazz friends Harry “Sweets” Edison, Willie Smith, Juan Tizol, Stuff Smith, and Lee Young.
All of the music from the sessions is contained here, including several songs that were not present on the original album and were issued on different compilations, as well as a complete Nat King Cole quartet session from the same period added as a bonus.
NAT KING COLE, piano & vocals
JOHN COLLINS, guitar
CHARLIE HARRIS, bass
LEE YOUNG, drums
HARRY “SWEETS” EDISON, trumpet (on 1-5)
WILLIE SMITH, alto sax (on 6-9 & 18)
JUAN TIZOL, valve trombone (on 10-13)
STUFF SMITH, violin (on 14-17)
JACK COSTANZO, bongos (on 10-11)
Los Angeles, August 15 (tracks 1-5),September 14 (tracks 6-9 & 18),
September 21 (tracks 10-13), & September 24 (tracks 14-17), 1956.
BONUS TRACKS (19-22):
Nat King Cole (p, vc), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (b), Lee Young (d).
Los Angeles, July 14, 1955.TRACKS
01 YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME
03 SWEET LORRAINE
04 IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON
05 (GET YOUR KICKS ON) ROUTE 66
06 DON’T LET IT GO TO YOUR HEAD
07 YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME
08 JUST YOU, JUST ME
09 I WAS A LITTLE TOO LONELY (AND YOU WERE A LITTLE TOO LATE)
11 THE LONELY ONE
12 BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH
13 WHAT IS THERE TO SAY?
14 SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY
15 I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW
16 WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM
17 TWO LOVES HAVE I
18 YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME [alt tk]
19 DON’T BLAME ME
20 IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
21 I SURRENDER DEAR
22 LITTLE GIRL
TOTAL TIME: 75:04 Min.