Categories
Monday Notes

Freddy Cole, I’m Not My Brother I’m Me

[Monday Note No. 152] Freddy Cole, younger brother of the great Nat King Cole, was a fine musician who performed for almost fifty years with his trio, until his death about a year ago at the age of 89. In his song I’m Not My Brother I’m Me, Freddy humorously recounts how he spent his…

Categories
Monday Notes

Nat King Cole plays and sings Mona Lisa, a song with an Italian flavour

[Monday Note 36] Nat King Cole was a formidable jazz pianist, yet he had greater success as a singer. Songs such as Mona Lisa, Smile and Unforgettable made him popular and led to him to be the first African American to lead a television show.

Categories
Monday Notes

Lester Young Trio, The Man I Love

[Monday Notes No.35] The Man I Love is a great classic of jazz and American music, one of the most beautiful love songs composed by George Gershwin. The lyrics of the song tell the story of waiting for love, the protagonist daydreams of the arrival of the man who will make her happy, her predestined…

>