charliehooks at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 4 15:41:33 PST 2003
on 2/4/03 11:48 AM, John Petters at jpettjazz at btinternet.com wrote:
> there is more depth in Nat King Cole as well as a great
> natural jazz time.
Absolutely. And I've found to my everlasting amazement that many people
don't realize what a fantastic piano player Nat was. I heard him in person
back in 1945 when he wasn't allowed to play in white clubs (in Texas); I had
to sneak into a black club that was packed solid, and they weren't overjoyed
to see a 16 year old white face. But Nat was worth any risk!
More information about the Dixielandjazz