The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: Instrumental Classics
Label: Blue Note Records
Since artists such as Diana Krall are making so much out of the old Nat Cole piano trio, it's always nice to go back to the master's work. This excellent collection of Cole's 1940s small group jazz work proves what an extraordinary pianist he was -- he would've been the King even without his divine vocal abilities. The whole collection sizzles and simmers.