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Nat King Cole: An Unforgettable Life of Music

Category: African American
Format: Trade Paper, 60 pages
Pub Date: 2001 Fall
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-1-58838-096-8
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“Throughout his career, Nat King Cole performed pop and jazz. He was a master of timing and improvisation. Control of spontaneous expressions of rhythm, called ‘improvising,’ is a fundamental characteristic of jazz and is traced to African music. This kind of music can be taught in school; but it was invented and is often learned through listening, which is how the boy from Alabama began his career in music. Nat King Cole finished it singing, and continues to be recognized as one of the most important voices of Pop and as an unforgettable influence on the development of jazz.” — from Nat King Cole: An Unforgettable Life of Music