Nat King Cole - This Is Nat King Cole: 40 Great Tracks (1995)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Scans | 118 min | 277 MB
Label: Music For Pleasure | Rel: 1995
This collection of songs is wonderful. It is a two disk set and a great value (being both an import and a 39 song collection). The sound quality is great, and they sound like they all came form the original masters (no scratchy noises or bad transfers).
The collection does not contain any of his wonderful trio work, but the arrangements are really top notch and not the least bit cheesey. Even with very little improvisation, both disks are a wonderful listen due to the emotional performances and wonderful orchestrations. And Nat's singing is breathtaking. Above all, these are simply well written songs. Some of my favorite cuts include "Smile," "Pretend" and "Les Feuilles Mortes." For an introduction into the non-trio works of Nat "King" Cole or simply a wonderful collection of music, this two CD set is a must have.