Java Jazz Festival 2014


Natalie Cole

    Genre : Jazz

    Perform on:
    Sunday March 2, 2014

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About This Act :

Natalie Cole will perform as Special Show on Sunday 2nd of March at the 10th Year Edition of Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival . Grammy-winning recording artist Natalie Cole was just 8 years old when her father, legendary crooner Nat King Cole, recorded his first album in Spanish, scoring an unexpected international smash in 1958.Her father's foreign-language success was a culturally captivating experience for little Natalie, who got to travel outside the country for the first time with her famous father. She vividly recalls a trip to Mexico during which she saw her first pinata, posed for pictures "as a senorita" in folkloric dress, and most memorably, witnessed first-hand the adulation and esteem that Latin American fans showed for the King, a pioneering African-American superstar.

Natalie won the first of her nine career Grammy Awards as Best New Artist of 1975, the year she debuted with the hit "This Will Be," which also won for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female. In 1991, her tribute album, "Unforgettable... With Love," won Album of the Year and marked a mid-career comeback.

In the wake of that album's success, Natalie kicked around ideas for a follow-up, along with her cousin, Carole, who was also her adoptive sister. They wondered: "What else can we do that dad did that was kind of interesting and different?" Their answer: an album of Latin standards. But hardship, loss and tragedy would get in the way before their plans could be finally realized.

After she was diagnosed with kidney failure four years ago, she make new album special dedicated for a woman who has donor her kidney to her.

The abundance of riches made the process of elimination excruciating. In the end, a balance was struck between songs her father had recorded (Cuba's "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas," Mexico's "Noche de Ronda") and others specifically chosen for Natalie (Argentina's "El DiaQue Me Quieras," Brasil's "Manana de Carnaval"). Latin standards such as "Besame Mucho," featuring Andrea Bocelli, will be familiar to music lovers everywhere. And Americans are sure to recognize the melodies of songs popularized in English, especially Maria Grever's "CuandoVuelva A TuLado (What a Diff'rence a Day Makes)."

Finally, of course, who doesn't recognize "Oye Como Va," the Carlos Santana/Tito Puente salsa/rock hit? It was Natalie's personal choice, which Perez turned into a four-song tropical medley featuring the piano of guest artist Arthur Hanlon. "Bachata Rosa," another more recent upbeat dance tune, features a duet with its contemporary composer, Dominican superstar Juan Luis Guerra.