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Gregory Porter ‎– Nat "King" Cole & Me

$48.00

Blue Note

Gregory Porter ‎– Nat "King" Cole & Me

$48.00

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“Nat King Cole & Me is the fifth studio album by American jazz musician and singer Gregory Porter. He sings songs that were either recorded by or inspired by Nat King Cole. It was released by Blue Note Records and Decca Records on October 27, 2017. Porter has cited Cole as an important part of his childhoold and an influence on his career.” – Wiki

“On his fifth studio album, 2017's lovingly produced Nat "King" Cole & Me, singer Gregory Porter takes a purposefully traditional approach, paying tribute to one of his biggest influences, legendary vocal icon Nat King Cole. To help craft his tribute, Porter recorded the album with Grammy Award-winning arranger Vince Mendoza and the illustrious London Studio Orchestra, as well as several tracks featuring Los Angeles studio stalwarts. Also on board are Porter's longtime bandmates, pianist Christian Sands, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Ulysses Owens. While primarily known for his contemporary, genre-crossing style of jazz and R&B, Porter here leans nicely into a distinctly old-school sound. Mendoza frames the singer's warm, supple voice with shimmering orchestral arrangements that wouldn't be out of place during the golden age of '50s and early-'60s traditional pop. While never mimicking Cole's distinctive style, Porter manages to straddle the line between evincing the storied artist's burnished vocal sound, and displaying his own virtuoso talents. Tracks like the Cole songbook regulars "Nature Boy," "Mona Lisa," and "The Christmas Song" are lushly arranged renditions that envelop the listener.” – All Music

Item description:        

Artist:

Gregory Porter

Title:

Nat "King" Cole & Me

Label:

Blue Note

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

2017

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Big Band

Catalog No:

5791499

Condition:

New