The Piano Style of Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
Released 1956
Recorded June 7th, 11th 1955
August 23rd, 27th, 1955
Length 48:17
Label Capitol
Produced by Lee Gillette

The Piano Style of Nat King Cole is Nat King Cole's tenth studio album, released in early 1956.

This album was Cole's third and final fully-instrumental album. Like most of his early-1950s albums, Cole performed this album with his band led by Nelson Riddle. Having 16 tracks in total, this was one his longest studio albums and his first full length LP record.

A seventeenth track, an alternate take by Cole on the song "My Heart Stood Still," can be found on the 2009 CD re-release of this album.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

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

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Nat King Cole piano, vocals
Johnny Miller double bass
Oscar Moore guitar
Nelson Riddle Conductor, arranger

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