March 24, 1945 The King Cole Trio is at #1 in the first Billboard Album chart!
I’ve mentioned before that Nat Cole was a great jazz pianist first before he was known as the great singer. What Is This Thing Called Love is a Cole Porter song he recorded with his jazz trio in 1945. So many of Cole Porter’s songs written for shows became jazz standards. What Is This Thing Called Love is from the musical Wake Up and Dream. When I was playing jazz in college i had no idea all these tunes were show tunes. I was even surprised to find out these tunes had words!
Claudia and I took another long walk today in Inwood Park. It’s wild to think that there are rocks there that are 450 million years old. Claudia knows all things New York so it’s like having a tour guide with you.
Tomorrow I have 2 gigs back to back. 7-9 Songwriters Circle at the Red Lion and then 9-12 with the Stingers at the Groove.
I might be getting too old for this!