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The Piano Style of Nat King Cole

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Released  1956
Producer  Lee Gillette
Release date  1956
Genre  Jazz
Length  48:17
Artist  Nat King Cole
Label  Blue Note Records
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Recorded  June 7, 11, 1955 and August 23, 27, 1955
The Piano Style of Nat King Cole (1955)  Ballads of the Day (1956)
Similar  Nat King Cole albums, Jazz albums

The Piano Style of Nat King Cole is a 1956 studio album by Nat King Cole, with orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. This was Cole's last instrumental album.



The Allmusic review by Lindsay Planer awarded the album three stars, and said that " Cole nimbly reels off some of his most accomplished keyboarding to date, all the while guiding the big band into a spirited musical repartee"

Track listing

LP side A:

  1. "Love Walked In" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:27
  2. "My Heart Stood Still" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 1:40
  3. "Imagination" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 3:26
  4. "I Never Knew" (Ted Fio Rito, Gus Kahn) - 2:33
  5. "Stella by Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 3:47
  6. "(What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?" (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) - 2:25
  7. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Hart, Rodgers) - 3:08
  8. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) - 3:03

LP side B:

  1. "April in Paris" (Duke, Yip Harburg) - 3:49
  2. "I Want to Be Happy" (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans) - 1:45
  3. "I See Your Face Before Me" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 2:33
  4. "Just One of Those Things" (Cole Porter) - 3:07
  5. "I Get a Kick out of You" (Porter) - 2:39
  6. "If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)" (Henry Creamer, James P. Johnson) - 2:39
  7. "I Hear Music" (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) - 3:03
  8. "Tea for Two" (Caesar, Youmans) - 2:31

Bonus track on later CD re-issue:

  1. "My Heart Stood Still" (Hart, Rodgers) - 2:42 (alternate take)


  • Nat King Cole - piano
  • Nelson Riddle - arranger, conductor
  • Songs

    1Love Walked In (Instrumental) (1993 Digital Remaster)3:29
    2My Heart Stood Still (Instrumental) (1993 Digital Remaster)1:42
    3Imagination (Instrumental) (1993 Digital Remaster)3:28


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