Nat King Cole at the Sands

Nat King Cole at the Sands

by Nat King Cole
     
 
A year after Nat King Cole's death, Capitol Records released this "live" album, recorded at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas on January 14, 1960. There is a historical interest, in that this is the only Cole concert recording, and it's an enjoyable performance, with more up-tempo numbers than ballads and a piano solo on "Where or When" that demonstrates Cole had not lost

Overview

A year after Nat King Cole's death, Capitol Records released this "live" album, recorded at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas on January 14, 1960. There is a historical interest, in that this is the only Cole concert recording, and it's an enjoyable performance, with more up-tempo numbers than ballads and a piano solo on "Where or When" that demonstrates Cole had not lost his jazz chops. But Cole on-stage is not a revelatory experience, at least on this night, and like most Vegas performances, this one is a little overdone. (An arrangement of Cole Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets" is especially unfortunate.) [Originally released in 1960, Nat King Cole at the Sands was reissued on CD in 2002, and reissued again on CD with bonus tracks in 2003.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724353869427
catalogNumber:
38694

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nat King Cole   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
John Collins   Guitar
Anthony Morelli   Conductor
Lee Young   Drums
Dave Cavanaugh   Musical Direction
Charlie Harris   Bass

Technical Credits

Pete Rugolo   Arranger
W.C. Handy   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Dick Lapalm   Liner Notes
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Ron McMaster   Remixing
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Bob Russell   Composer
Joe Sherman   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Ken Veeder   Cover Photo
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Dave Cavanaugh   Arranger,Producer
Gordon H. Jee   Reissue Design
I. Reid   Composer
Gerald Elias   Composer
Ira Kosloff   Composer

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