Natalie Cole

Vocal Jazz

Sat  4 September 2010
19:30 - 20:45


Natalie Cole © 2009 Kwaku Alston

Natalie Cole could already be seen on stage at an early age next to her father, the legendary Nat ‘King’ Cole. As a pop singer in the 1980s her hits included “Pink Cadillac” and “Miss You Like Crazy”. Her bestselling album, however, was released in 1991: Unforgettable... With Love. This album, that includes covers of the standards her father sang, was number-one in the US charts for weeks on end and was awarded no less than six Grammy Awards.  Her follow-up album was only released in 2009 but Still Unforgettable was well worth the wait. She smoothly wove her voice around 14 carefully selected standards, including the enchanting Walkin’ My Baby Back Home written by her late father who recorded the song in the fifties. In addition, this time she also chose classics sung by Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peggy Lee. “I dived deep into The American Songbook searching for songs about life. As a singer, they take me and my audience on a seductive journey.”