SummaryFreddy Cole's "The Cole Nobody Knows" is available as digipack-CD & limited vinyl-LP / Holy Grail soul jazz album by Freddy Cole, singer, pianist, Nat "King" Cole's youngest brother and uncle of Natalie. Privately pressed LP recorded 1976 in Atlanta, including famous version of "Brother Where Are You" and nine more excellent rare groove tracks, most of them suitable for the jazz dance scene. Outstanding quartet takes throughout with stunning jazz ballad performances of "Live For Life" and "Miss Otis Regrets", jazz dance pearls "Wild Is Love", "Moving On - Place In The Sun" plus rough blues tracks like "A Man Shouldn't Be Lonely" and "Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues". First 1:1 reissue of an extremely rare and highly sought after vinyl LP on the small imprint "First Shot" from Georgia, remastered and with original first press cover art.
"Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing...he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive" (The New York Times)
Sonorama is proud to release a legendary and sought after soul jazz LP that will send shivers down your spine. 77-year-old singer & pianist Freddy Cole is a truly unique interpreter with an impressive career from 1952 until 2010. The original press album of "The Cole Nobody Knows" is highly sought after all over the world and fetches ridiculous prices at auctions. Even another LP release of the same set of recordings with different cover art, pressed 1977 on the Audiophile label, is nearly impossible to find today. "Freddy Cole has had a great career, wether or not you've ever heard of him" (Pittsburgh Post- Gazette 2006) and he is still going strong: His quartet is currently touring the USA, Switzerland, Germany or Lebanon and will come back to Europe for more shows in May 2010. Check "freddycole.com" to find out about the man who "just might be the most attractively understated jazz singer currently at work" (The Chicago Sunday Times 2000).