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After Midnight: The Complete Session

Nat King Cole

Released on January 1, 1999 by Capitol Records

Main artist: Nat King Cole

Genre: Jazz > Vocal Jazz

Distinctions: The Qobuz Standard (January 2014) - The Qobuz Ideal Discography (July 2015) - Stereophile: Record To Die For (December 2011)

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Album : 1 disk - 18 tracks Total length : 01:04:20

  1. 1 Just You, Just Me (Remastered 1999)

    Nat King Cole, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Raymond Klages, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Greer, ComposerLyricist Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  2. 2 Sweet Lorraine (Remastered 1999)

    Mitchell Parish, Composer - Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Harry "Sweets" Edison, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Clifford Burwell, Composer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  3. 3 Sometimes I'm Happy (Remastered 1999)

    Vincent Youmans, ComposerLyricist - Irving Caesar, ComposerLyricist - Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clifford Grey, ComposerLyricist - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Stuff Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  4. 4 Caravan (Remastered 1999)

    Duke Ellington, ComposerLyricist - Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Irving Mills, ComposerLyricist - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Juan Tizol, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Costanzo, Bongos, Conga, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  5. 5 It's Only A Paper Moon (Remastered 1999)

    Harold Arlen, ComposerLyricist - Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Rose, ComposerLyricist - Harry "Sweets" Edison, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - E.Y. HARBURG, ComposerLyricist - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  6. 6 You're Looking At Me (Remastered 1999)

    Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobby Troup, Composer - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  7. 7 The Lonely One (Remastered 1999)

    Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lenny Hambro, Composer - Roberta Heller, Author Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  8. 8 Don't Let It Go To Your Head (Remastered 1999)

    Frank Lavere, Composer - Bob Nast, Composer - Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Hadamik, Composer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  9. 9 I Know That You Know (Remastered 1999)

    Vincent Youmans, Composer - Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Anne Caldwell, Composer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Otto Harbach, Composer - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Stuff Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  10. 10 Blame It On My Youth (Remastered 1999)

    Edward Heyman, Author - Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Juan Tizol, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - OSCAR LEVANT, Composer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  11. 11 When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Remastered 1999)

    Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Oscar Hammerstein II , Composer - Sigmund Romberg, Composer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Stuff Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  12. 12 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66

    Nat King Cole, MainArtist - Lee Gillette, Producer - Bobby Troup, ComposerLyricist Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1956 Capitol Records, LLC

  13. 13 I Was A Little Too Lonely (And You Were A Little Too Late) (20-Bit Mastering/1999 Digital Remaster)

    Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jerry Livingston, Composer - Ray Evans, Composer - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  14. 14 You Can Depend On Me (20-Bit Mastering/1999 Digital Remaster)

    Louis Dunlap, Composer - Earl Hines, Composer - Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Harry "Sweets" Edison, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Charles Carpenter, Composer - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  15. 15 What Is There To Say? (20-Bit Mastering/1999 Digital Remaster)

    Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - E.Y. HARBURG, Composer - Juan Tizol, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Vernon Duke, Composer - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  16. 16 Two Loves Have I (20-Bit Mastering/1999 Digital Remaster)

    George Koger, Composer - Vincent Scotto, Composer - Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Stuff Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  17. 17 Candy (20-Bit Mastering/1999 Digital Remaster)

    David, ComposerLyricist - Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Harry "Sweets" Edison, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Alex Kramer, ComposerLyricist - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Joan Whitley, ComposerLyricist Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

  18. 18 You're Looking At Me (Alternate Take/1999 Digital Remaster/20-Bit Mastering)

    Nat King Cole, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Gillette, Producer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bobby Troup, Composer - John Collins, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Harris, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Young, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 1999 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

About

Once Nat King Cole gave up playing piano on a regular basis and instead focused on a series of easy listening vocal albums, jazz fans longed for him to return to his first love. These 1956 studio sessions made up Cole's last jazz-oriented disc, where he played piano and sang on every number, joined by several guest soloists. Cole's vocals are impeccable and swinging, while his piano alternates between providing subdued backgrounds and light solos that don't reveal his true potential on the instrument. Willie Smith's smooth alto sax buoys the singer in the brisk take of "Just You, Just Me." Harry "Sweets" Edison's muted trumpet complements the leader in his interpretation of "Sweet Lorraine." Composer Juan Tizol's valve trombone and former Cole sideman Jack Costanzo's bongos add just the right touch to the brisk take of "Caravan." Stuff Smith's humorous, unusually understated violin is a nice touch in "When I Grow Too Old to Dream." It's hard for any Nat King Cole fan to ignore these important sessions. [The original version of this release featured a dozen tracks, later expanded to 17 in the '80s with the discovery of some unreleased material. Yet another track, the alternate take of "You're Looking at Me," was also found and added to reissues beginning in the late '90s.] ~ Ken Dryden

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