The King Cole Trio (album)

The King Cole Trio is a series of albums by jazz pianist Nat King Cole's King Cole Trio released by the Capitol Records label. These were Cole's debut recordings.

The King Cole Trio
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Released1944–49
RecordedVolume 1: December 15, 1943, January 17th 1944, March 6th 1944, Volume 2: 1943–1946, Volume 3: July 2nd, August 6th–8th 1947, November 6th, 24th 1947, Volume 4: 1949
GenreJazz
Length89:57
LabelCapitol
Nat King Cole chronology
The King Cole Trio
(1944)
Nat King Cole at the Piano
(1950)
The King Cole Trio, Vol. 2
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The King Cole Trio, Volume 3
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The King Cole Trio, Vol. 4
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Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Originally recorded and released in sets of 78 r.p.m. records between 1944–49, they were reissued in 1950 on 10-inch LPs. The original releases of Volume 3 (as 78 r.p.m. record album) and Volume 4 (as 78 r.p.m record album and as 45 r.p.m. record box set) only contained 6 songs (3 records per set).

Track listingEdit

The King Cole Trio
  1. "Sweet Lorraine" (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) – 3:10
  2. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:20
  3. "The Man I Love" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 3:21
  4. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) – 3:21
  5. "Prelude In 'C' Sharp Minor" (Sergey Rachmaninov) – 2:57
  6. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter) – 2:58
  7. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose) – 2:56
  8. "Easy Listening Blues" (Nadine Robinson) – 3:11
King Cole Trio, Vol. 2
  1. "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry" (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman) – 2:58
  2. "This Way Out" (Nat "King" Cole) – 2:32
  3. "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 2:47
  4. "I Know That You Know" – 2:23
  5. "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) – 2:58
  6. "To a Wild Rose" – 3:14
  7. "Look What You've Done to Me" – 3:03
  8. "I'm Thru with Love" (Gus Kahn, Fud Livingston, Matty Malneck) – 2:54
King Cole Trio, Volume 3
  1. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 2:32
  2. "Too Marvelous for Words" (Richard A. Whiting, Johnny Mercer) – 2:34
  3. "This Is My Night to Dream" – (James V. Monaco, Johnny Burke) - 2:23
  4. "Rhumba Azul" – 2:34
  5. "I'll String Along with You" (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) – 3:13
  6. "Honeysuckle Rose" (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf) – 2:39
  7. "If I Had You" (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro) – 3:03
  8. "I've Got a Way with Women" (Roy Alfred, Abner Silver, Fred Wise) – 2:46
King Cole Trio, Volume 4
  1. "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" (Donaldson, Kahn) – 2:31
  2. "For All We Know" (Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots) – 3:04
  3. "Bop-Kick" (Cole) – 2:37
  4. "Laugh! Cool Clown" (Ruggero Leoncavallo) – 3:21
  5. "Little Girl" (Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry) – 2:26
  6. "'Tis Autumn" (Henry Nemo) – 3:08
  7. "I Used to Love You (But It's All Over Now)" – 3:01
  8. "If I Had You" – 3:03

PersonnelEdit

Volumes 1, 2, 3
Volume 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Irving Ashby (guitar) replaces Oscar Moore on Volume 3, tracks 7 and 8.