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I want to be Happy Cole Nat King 1957 In this 1957 Nat King Cole TV show Jazz at the Philharmonic is presented. The introductions are done by Norman Granz, the JATP promotor since 1944.
The show's host Nat King Cole plays some hot piano in "I want to be happy". Somewhere in my collection I have that LP recording of the 1944 concert. I remember being "flabbergasted" by Nat's piano work then, especially the exchange chorusses with Les Paul, another fabulous jazz guitarist.
In this clip Nat is surrounded by Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Stan Getz on tenor, and the rhytm section of Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Jo Jones