Whilst William Price King is on his summer break it is an opportunity to revisit some of his earlier Jazz Royalty posts from last year. The artists are timeless anyway.. As was Nat King Cole here is part two of his story with performances by Nat and also a wonderful version of My Funny Valentine by William himself.. Enjoy and please feel free to share the original.. Happy Wednesday from us both.
For over 30 years William Price King has been paying his tribute to two musicians who have influenced not just musicians but all of us as we listened to their music. Nat King Cole and Mel Torme. For millions of people around the world the music that artists such as these produced will never be lost and today younger generations embrace the era wholeheartedly.
In part one of the Nat King Cole tribute we met the young Nat and followed his early career and today we will look at the next ten years and include some of the music which made this increasingly popular young musician a phenomenon.
William also looks at the other musicians that Nat partnered with in what was to become the very successful group of musicians the King Cole Trio.
The young Nat had attracted the attention of James Hubert Blake known in the business as…
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