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The Sideman Sessions

by Jordan Taylor & G.E. Hewitt

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Nat King Cole
Introduction

This page lists studio recordings of Nat Cole as accompanist rather than leader, after the start of his tenure with Capitol. In some cases, the sessions were held at Capitol, the label he was signed to. In others, Nat's participation was granted through courtesy or via pseudonym. Note: these dates run concurrently with the studio sessions reported on other pages of this discography. (Photo: Capitol International Jazzmen recording session, March 30, 1945.)


Date: February 1944
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Disc

Norman Granz (pro), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Shad Collins (t), Nat Cole (p), Gene Englund (b), J. C. Heard (d)

a. D504-1010 Heads - 3:56(Traditional)
b. D505-1011 Pro-Sky - 4:46(Traditional)
c. D506-1012 It Had To Be You - 3:34(Gus Kahn, Isham Jones)
d. D507-1013 I Can't Give You Anything But Love - 4:09(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
All titles on:
Disc 78 Album506 — Norman Granz Presents King Cole Quintet   (1947)
Spotlite LP 12"LP 5 — Nat Cole Meets The Master Saxes   (1974)

Disc Catalog Numbers

The original Disc album release was a 78 album featuring all four sides. Each record was given its own catalog number:

2010: “Heads” / “It Had To Be You
2011: “Pro-Sky” / “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love


Date: March 30, 1945
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #136

Dave Dexter (pro), Kay Starr (v), Buster Bailey (cl), Benny Carter (as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Bill Coleman (t), Nat Cole (p), Oscar Moore (g), John Kirby (b), Max Roach (d)

a. 599-3 You Can Depend On Me - 2:57(Earl Hines, Charlie Carpenter, Louis Dunlap) / arr: Benny Carter
Capitol 78283 — You Can Depend On Me / Stormy Weather   (1946)
Capitol 45 BoxCCF 322 — Classics In Jazz: Small Combos   (1952)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 322 — Classics In Jazz: Small Combos   (1952)
Capitol LP 10"H 322 — Classics In Jazz: Small Combos   (1952)
Capitol CS/CD BoxC2 0777 7 99777 2 7 — Nat King Cole   (1992)
b. 599-4alt You Can Depend On Me - 2:58(Earl Hines, Charlie Carpenter, Louis Dunlap) / arr: Benny Carter
c. 600-3 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) - 2:11(James P. Johnson, Henry Creamer) / arr: Benny Carter
Capitol 78 AlbumCE 18 — The History Of Jazz Vol. 3: Then Came Swing   (1945)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 241 — The History Of Jazz Vol. 3: Then Came Swing   (1950)
Capitol LP 10"H 241 — The History Of Jazz Vol. 3: Then Came Swing   (1950)
Capitol 78/45(F)1615 — If I Could Be With You / You Were Only Foolin'   (1951)
d. 601-1 Stormy Weather - 3:12(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Benny Carter
Capitol 78283 — You Can Depend On Me / Stormy Weather   (1946)
e. 602-4alt Riffamarole - 2:35(Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
Capitol 78 AlbumCE 18 — The History Of Jazz Vol. 3: Then Came Swing   (1945)
Capitol EP AlbumEBF 241 — The History Of Jazz Vol. 3: Then Came Swing   (1950)
Capitol LP 10"H 241 — The History Of Jazz Vol. 3: Then Came Swing   (1950)
Capitol LP 12"T 795 — The History Of Jazz Vol. 3: Everybody Swings   (1957)
f. 602-5 Riffamarole - 2:48(Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
All titles on:
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 96693 2 — Jazz Encounters   (1992)

Kay Starr (v) on c-d.

Label Credit

Original issues credited as "The Capitol International Jazzmen".


Date: June 9, 1945
Location: Hollywood
Label: Sunset

Eddie Laguna (pro), Herbie Haymer (ts), Charlie Shavers (t), Nat Cole (p), John Simmons (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a. SRC-110-0inc Black Market Stuff - 2:15(Eddie Laguna)
b. SRC-110-1 Black Market Stuff - 2:33(Eddie Laguna)
Sunset 78SRC 7561 — Black Market Stuff / Laguna Leap   (1945)
Monarch LP 10"MO-L.P. 201 — Monarch All Star Jazz Volume 1   (1951)
c. SRC-110-2alt Black Market Stuff - 2:40(Eddie Laguna)
d. SRC-110-3alt Black Market Stuff - 3:35(Eddie Laguna)
e. SRC-111-1alt Laguna Leap - 2:55(Eddie Laguna)
f. SRC-111-2alt Laguna Leap - 2:55(Eddie Laguna)
g. SRC-111-3 Laguna Leap - 2:55(Eddie Laguna)
Sunset 78SRC 7561 — Black Market Stuff / Laguna Leap   (1945)
Monarch LP 10"MO-L.P. 201 — Monarch All Star Jazz Volume 1   (1951)
h. SRC-112-1alt I'll Never Be The Same - 3:11(Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Gus Kahn)
i. SRC-112-2 I'll Never Be The Same - 3:09(Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Gus Kahn)
Sunset 78 AlbumSRC 10055 — I'll Never Be The Same / Swinging On Central   (1945)
Monarch LP 10"MO-L.P. 201 — Monarch All Star Jazz Volume 1   (1951)
j. SRC-113-1alt Swingin' On Central - 2:51(Eddie Laguna)
k. SRC-113-2 Swingin' On Central - 3:17(Eddie Laguna)
Sunset 78 AlbumSRC 10055 — I'll Never Be The Same / Swinging On Central   (1945)
Monarch LP 10"MO-L.P. 201 — Monarch All Star Jazz Volume 1   (1951)
l. 142/143 Kicks - 6:00(Eddie Laguna)
Swing 78sw 370 (FR) — Nat's Kick (Part I) / Nat's Kick (Part II)   (1951)
Monarch LP 10"MO-L.P. 201 — Monarch All Star Jazz Volume 1   (1951)
All titles on:
Fontana LP 12"FJL 132 — Kicks!   (1966)
Black Lion LP 12"BL-107 — Anatomy Of A Jam Session   (1971)
Black Lion CDBLCD760137 (DE) — Anatomy Of A Jam Session   (1990)
1201 Music CD9021 — Anatomy Of A Jam Session   (2000)

Label Credit

The original Sunset 78s were credited to the Herbie Haymer Quintet, with Cole listed as “Sam Schmaltz.”

On the Monarch LP release of 1951, Cole is credited simply as “The King.”

Songs

Though it most often appears as simply “Kicks”, this composition has appeared under multiple titles on different issues.

The 1951 Swing 78 lists the title as “Nat’s Kick,” while the Monarch LP lists it as “Honeysuckle Rose,” the tune on whose chord changes it was based.


Date: February 16, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Keynote

Harry Lim (pro), John Palladino (eng), Willie Smith (as), Nat Cole (p), Red Callender (b), Jackie Mills (d)

a. HL121-1alt I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me - 3:16(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Clarence Gaskill)
b. HL121-2 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me - 3:01(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Clarence Gaskill)
EmArcy EPEP-1-6007 — Relaxing After Hours With Willie Smith   (1954)
EmArcy LP 10"MG 26000 — Relaxing After Hours With Willie Smith   (1954)
c. HL122-1alt The Way You Look Tonight - 3:08(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
d. HL122-4 The Way You Look Tonight - 3:08(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
Keynote 78K-629 — The Way You Look Tonight / Airiness A La Nat   (1946)
Mercury LP 10"MG 25075 — Alto Sax Artistry   (1950)
EmArcy EPEP-1-6007 — Relaxing After Hours With Willie Smith   (1954)
EmArcy LP 10"MG 26000 — Relaxing After Hours With Willie Smith   (1954)
e. HL123-1alt Airiness A La Nat - 2:34(Harry Lim)
f. HL123-2 Airiness A La Nat - 2:35(Harry Lim)
Keynote 78K-629 — The Way You Look Tonight / Airiness A La Nat   (1946)
Mercury LP 10"MG 25075 — Alto Sax Artistry   (1950)
EmArcy EPEP-1-6007 — Relaxing After Hours With Willie Smith   (1954)
EmArcy LP 10"MG 26000 — Relaxing After Hours With Willie Smith   (1954)
g. HL124-3 My Old Flame - 3:00(Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
EmArcy EPEP-1-6007 — Relaxing After Hours With Willie Smith   (1954)
EmArcy LP 10"MG 26000 — Relaxing After Hours With Willie Smith   (1954)
All titles on:
PolyGram LP Box830 121-1 — The Complete Keynote Collection   (1986)
Mercury CD830 967-2 — The Keynoters With Nat King Cole   (1987)
Hip-O Select CD Box13384-02 — Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote And Mercury Recordings   (2010)

Label Credit

On original Keynote 78s, band is credited as "The Keynoters”, while Cole himself was listed as “Lord Calvert.”

Composers

The original issue of “Airiness A La Nat” credits merely 'The Quintet' as composer. Most subsequent issues have credited it to producer Harry Lim. While the song may have simply been “composed” on the spot by the group or by Cole himself, I have elected to credit Lim absent any further information.


Date: March 28, 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Session #282

Jo Stafford (v), Heine Beau, Henry Schuman, Fred Stulce (ww), Herbie Haymer (ts), Ray Linn (t), Nat Cole (p), Dave Barbour (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Nick Fatool (d), Paul Weston (con)

a. 1054-3 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - 2:42(Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams) / arr: Paul Weston
Capitol 7815171 — Trouble In Mind / Baby, Won't You Please Come Home   (1948)
Capitol 78/45(F)997 — Baby, Won't You Please Come Home / I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time   (1950)
b. 1055-2 Cindy - 2:50(Traditional, Adapted by Johnny Mercer, Adapted by Jo Stafford, Adapted by Paul Weston) / arr: Paul Weston
Capitol 78259 — Cindy / I've Never Forgotten   (1946)
c. 1056-2 Ridin' On The Gravy Train - 2:58(Steve Graham, Sunny Skylar, Ben Homer) / arr: Paul Weston
Capitol CS/CD7-91638-2 — Jo Stafford Collectors Series   (1991)
d. 1057-3 I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time - 2:59(Neville Fleeson, Albert Von Tilzer) / arr: Paul Weston
Capitol 78277 — This Is Always / I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time   (1946)
Capitol 78/45(F)997 — Baby, Won't You Please Come Home / I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time   (1950)
All titles on:
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 96693 2 — Jazz Encounters   (1992)

Date: Late March or Early April 1946
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood
Label: Mercury

Norman Granz (pro), Lester Young (ts), Nat Cole (p), Buddy Rich (d)

a. YB-C-348-2 Back To The Land - 3:52(Lester Young)
Mercury 78 AlbumC-104 — Lester Young Trio   (1951)
Mercury/Clef LP 10"MG C-104 — Lester Young Trio   (1951)
Clef EPEP-178 — The Lester Young Trio   (1953)
b. YB-C-349-1 I Cover The Waterfront - 3:51(Edward Heyman, Johnny Green)
Mercury/Clef LP 10"MG C-104 — Lester Young Trio   (1951)
Clef EPEP-177 — The Lester Young Trio   (1953)
Hip-O Select CD Box13384-02 — Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote And Mercury Recordings   (2010)
c. YB-C-349-2 I Cover The Waterfront - 4:03(Edward Heyman, Johnny Green)
Mercury 78 AlbumC-104 — Lester Young Trio   (1951)
Norgran LP 12"MG N-1074 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MG V-8164 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1958)
Hip-O Select CD Box13384-02 — Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote And Mercury Recordings   (2010)
d. YB-C-350-2 Somebody Loves Me - 3:52(George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
Mercury 78 AlbumC-104 — Lester Young Trio   (1951)
Mercury/Clef LP 10"MG C-104 — Lester Young Trio   (1951)
Clef EPEP-177 — The Lester Young Trio   (1953)
Norgran LP 12"MG N-1074 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MG V-8164 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1958)
Hip-O Select CD Box13384-02 — Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote And Mercury Recordings   (2010)
e. YB-C-351-2 I've Found A New Baby - 4:01(Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
Mercury 78 AlbumC-104 — Lester Young Trio   (1951)
Mercury/Clef LP 10"MG C-104 — Lester Young Trio   (1951)
Clef EPEP-178 — The Lester Young Trio   (1953)
Norgran LP 12"MG N-1074 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MG V-8164 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1958)
Hip-O Select CD Box13384-02 — Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote And Mercury Recordings   (2010)
f. YB-C-352-1 The Man I Love - 4:48(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Clef EPEP-179 — The Lester Young Trio   (1953)
Clef LP 10"MG C-135 — Lester Young Trio No. 2   (1953)
Norgran LP 12"MG N-1074 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MG V-8164 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1958)
Hip-O Select CD Box13384-02 — Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote And Mercury Recordings   (2010)
g. YB-C-353-1 Peg O' My Heart - 4:02(Fred Fisher, Alfred Bryan)
Clef EPEP-180 — The Lester Young Trio   (1953)
Clef LP 10"MG C-135 — Lester Young Trio No. 2   (1953)
Norgran LP 12"MG N-1074 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MG V-8164 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1958)
Hip-O Select CD Box13384-02 — Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote And Mercury Recordings   (2010)
h. YB-C-354-1 I Want To Be Happy - 3:56(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach)
Mercury 78 Album2198 — The Jazz Scene   (1949)
Clef EPEP-180 — The Lester Young Trio   (1953)
Clef LP 10"JS1 + JS2 — The Jazz Scene   (1953)
i. YB-C-355-1 Mean To Me - 4:09(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
Clef EPEP-179 — The Lester Young Trio   (1953)
Clef LP 10"MG C-135 — Lester Young Trio No. 2   (1953)
Norgran LP 12"MG N-1074 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1956)
Verve LP 12"MG V-8164 — The Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio   (1958)
Hip-O Select CD Box13384-02 — Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote And Mercury Recordings   (2010)
All titles on:
Verve CD314 521 650-2 — Lester Young Trio   (1994)
Verve CD Box314 547 087-2 — The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions On Verve   (1999)
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-263 — Classic 1936-1947 Count Basie And Lester Young Studio Sessions   (2016)

Buddy Rich (d) on a-f, h-i.

Cole was credited as “Aye Guy.”

Releases & Edits

78 album C-104 included the following:

11048: ”Back To Thee Land” / “I’ve Found A New Baby
11049: “I Cover The Waterfront” / ”Somebody Loves Me

Two versions of MG C-104 are known to exist, one on Mercury and another that was also issued on Clef. The Mercury issue features Take 1 of “I Cover The Waterfront” and the complete unedited take of “Back To The Land.” The Clef release includes Take 2 of “Waterfront” and an edited version (cutting out some of Cole’s piano intro) of “Back To The Land.” Because of this edit, the performance on the Clef LP is sometimes mistakenly listed as an alternate take.


Date: December 14, 1946
Location: New York
Label: Columbia
Metronome All Stars Rehearsal

Johnny Hodges (as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Harry Carney (bar), Charlie Shavers (t), Lawrence Brown (tb), Nat Cole (p), Bob Ahern (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Dave Tough (d)

a. rhl Sweet Lorraine - 3:45(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell)
unissued

With Cole’s piano substituting for Sinatra’s vocals and Dave Tough replacing Buddy Rich on drums, the Metronome All-Stars gathered a day prior to the recording session for a rehearsal. While I have never heard this performance, an acetate disc capturing “Sweet Lorraine” is known to exist.


Date: December 15, 1946 [16:15-18:55]
Location: New York
Label: Columbia
Metronome All Stars

George Simon (pro), June Christy, Frank Sinatra (v), Nat Cole (v, p), Johnny Hodges (as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Harry Carney (bar), Charlie Shavers (t), Lawrence Brown (tb), Bob Ahern (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a. CO 3717-BD1lfs Sweet Lorraine - 0:36(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) / arr: Sy Oliver
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
b. CO 37177-3alt Sweet Lorraine - 3:15(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) / arr: Sy Oliver
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
c. CO 37177-BD2lfs Sweet Lorraine - 0:10(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) / arr: Sy Oliver
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
d. CO 37177-2alt Sweet Lorraine - 3:15(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) / arr: Sy Oliver
Columbia 78M235 (JP) — Sweet Lorraine / Nat Meets June   (1947)
Harmony LP 12"HL 7044 — Metronome All – Stars   (1957)
Columbia CDCK 65245, — Portrait of Sinatra   (1997)
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
e. CO 37177-BD3lfs Sweet Lorraine - (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) / arr: Sy Oliver
unissued
f. CO 37177-BD4lfs Sweet Lorraine - 0:32(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) / arr: Sy Oliver
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
g. CO 37177-BD5lfs Sweet Lorraine - 2:36(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) / arr: Sy Oliver
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
h. CO 37177-BD6lfs Sweet Lorraine - (Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) / arr: Sy Oliver
unissued
i. CO 37177-1 Sweet Lorraine - 3:12(Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell) / arr: Sy Oliver
Columbia 7837293 — Sweet Lorraine / Nat Meets June   (1947)
Columbia LP 12"CL 2528 — The Metronome All-Stars   (1955)
Columbia CD BoxC12K 48673 — The Columbia Years 1943–1952: The Complete Recordings   (1993)
Columbia CDCK 65240 — Sinatra Sings His Greatest Hits   (1997)
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
j. CO 37178-4alt Nat Meets June - 3:38(George Simon [as Randy Mergentroid]) / arr: Sy Oliver
Columbia LP 12"CJ 40652 — The 1940s — The Singers   (1987)
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
k. CO 37178-3alt Nat Meets June - 3:16(George Simon [as Randy Mergentroid]) / arr: Sy Oliver
Harmony LP 12"HL 7044 — Metronome All – Stars   (1957)
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
l. CO 37178-BD1lfs Nat Meets June - (George Simon [as Randy Mergentroid]) / arr: Sy Oliver
unissued
m. CO 37178-BD2lfs Nat Meets June - 1:30(George Simon [as Randy Mergentroid]) / arr: Sy Oliver
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
n. CO 37178-2alt Nat Meets June - 3:09(George Simon [as Randy Mergentroid]) / arr: Sy Oliver
Columbia 78M235 (JP) — Sweet Lorraine / Nat Meets June   (1947)
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)
o. CO 37178-1 Nat Meets June - 3:05(George Simon [as Randy Mergentroid]) / arr: Sy Oliver
Columbia 7837293 — Sweet Lorraine / Nat Meets June   (1947)
Columbia LP 12"CL 2528 — The Metronome All-Stars   (1955)
Mosaic CD BoxMD8-251 — Classic Coleman Hawkins Session 1922–1947   (2012)

June Christy (v) on j-o; Nat Cole (v) on j-o; Frank Sinatra (v) on a-i.

Releases

Some sources suggest that 37177-2 (“Sweet Lorraine”) appeared on the original 78 issue 37293. Sinatra discographer, Luiz Carlos do Nascimento Silva says that Take #2 was used “on only a few copies” of the original 78. For his part, Teubig says Takes #1 & #2 appeared on the original 78, and also says that Takes #1 & #2 of “Nat Meets June” were both issued on various pressings of the initial 78.

Mosaic, in the discography to the Coleman Hawkins set, says the following about Take #2 of “Sweet Lorraine”:

Discographies lists 37177-2 as being initially issued on Columbia 37293 or Harmony HL 7044. However, the Japanese 78 is the initial release.”

Unreleased Breakdowns

The Hawkins Mosaic set omitted three breakdowns, two on “Sweet Lorraine” (BD3 & BD6) and one on “Nat Meets June” (BD1). Mosaic also included several seconds of chatter in between two takes of “Nat Meets June,” but because there are no performances I have elected not to include here.

Session Order

Per Mosaic: the sequencing of the listed titles “comes from written information on the sleeve of the original lacquer disc.”


Date: December 21, 1947 [10:00-13:00]
Location: RKO Pathé Studios, 1443 Park Ave, New York
Label: Capitol
Session #832

Buddy DeFranco (cl), Art Pepper, George Weidler (as), Bob Cooper, Flip Phillips, Warren Weidler (ts), Bob Gioga (bar), Buddy Childers, Dizzy Gillespie, Ken Hanna, Al Porcino, Ray Wetzel (t), Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes, Bill Harris (tb), Bart Varsalona (btb), Nat Cole (p), Billy Bauer (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne, Buddy Rich (d), Stan Kenton Orchestra (acc), Stan Kenton (dir)

a. 2933-3alt Leap Here - 3:20(Nat Cole) / arr: Pete Rugolo
b. 2933-4 Leap Here - 3:21(Nat Cole) / arr: Pete Rugolo
c. 2934-4 Metronome Riff - 2:12(Pete Rugolo) / arr: Pete Rugolo
All titles on:
Capitol Jazz CDCDP 7 96693 2 — Jazz Encounters   (1992)

Art Pepper (as) on c; George Weidler (as) on c; Bob Cooper (ts) on c; Warren Weidler (ts) on c; Bob Gioga (bar) on c; Buddy Childers (t) on c; Ken Hanna (t) on c; Al Porcino (t) on c; Ray Wetzel (t) on c; Milt Bernhart (tb) on c; Harry Betts (tb) on c; Harry Forbes (tb) on c; Bart Varsalona (btb) on c; Shelly Manne (d) on c; Buddy Rich (d) on a-b; Stan Kenton Orchestra (acc) on c; Stan Kenton (dir) on c.

Band credited as "The Metronome All Stars".


Date: Late March, 1954
Location: New York
Label: Kapp
A Girl They Called Maria

Maria Cole (v), Nat Cole (p), others unknown (acc), George Siravo (con)

a. It's The Talk Of The Town - 3:25(Marty Symes, Jay Livingston, Al J. Neiburg) / arr: George Siravo
Kapp LP 12"KL-1052 — Blue Sunday   (1956)
b. I Went Out Of My Way - 2:57(Helen Bliss) / arr: George Siravo
Kapp LP 12"KL-1052 — Blue Sunday   (1956)
c. Darn That Dream - (Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange) / arr: George Siravo
d. I See Your Face Before Me - 3:08(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: George Siravo
Kapp LP 12"KL-1052 — Blue Sunday   (1956)
e. There Must Be A Way - 2:47(Sammy Gallop, David Saxon) / arr: George Siravo
Kapp LP 12"KL-1052 — Blue Sunday   (1956)
f. Remind Me - (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: George Siravo
g. Do You Know Why? - (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: George Siravo
h. Here's That Rainy Day - (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: George Siravo
All titles on:
Kapp LP 10"KL-102 — A Girl They Call Maria   (1954)

Personnel

According to the late Roy Holmes, Maria Cole told him in 1989 that it was Nat who played piano on all tracks on this album. The four tracks (those with timings) that I’ve been able to hear are not convincing on this point, but I’ve elected to include this session, on the off chance that Nat did indeed participate.

A pair of photographs taken at one of the dates show Nat to at least have been present in the booth, if not on the studio floor. Another image shows Maria rehearsing with the bassist and guitarist both visible, neither of whom are John Collins or Charlie Harris as Holmes speculated they might be.


Sessions Reported: 10

Performances Reported: 69

Unique Songs Reported: 41

Unique Issues Reported: 62