With Natalie Cole - An Unforgettable Night

April 1st, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Natalie ColeNatalie Cole the daughter of legendary Nat King Cole and also the tenth time Grammy award-winning rhythm and blues singer, kicked off her Jakarta concert with Frank Sinatra’s “Come Rain or Come Shine”, she struck a chord with the crowd who had braved the sheeting rain to spend the evening with her.

On Monday night, Natalie’s performance at Grand Melia Hotel ballroom was above all a tribute to the great American songbook, from “Coffee Time”, a recommendation from Tony Bennett, to Frank Sinatra’s “L-O-V-E” and “Nice *n’ Easy”, as well as paying homage to her late father, jazz pianist and singer King Cole.

Last week Cole cancelled her Bangkok concert due to her health and last year in July went public about her hepatitis C infection, a liver disease she believes she contracted while sharing dirty needles in the 1980s.

Cole’s career began back in 1975 with her debut album Inseparable, which earned her a number one single, “There Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and two Grammy awards. Her other famous singles include “Inseparable”, “I’ve Got Love on My Mind” and a remake of Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac”.

After a little more than an hour’s performance, Cole suddenly exited the stage, leaving her spectators begging for more until she came out for one encore only, “Let There Be Love”, another diamond in her dad’s repertoire.

The night finished with a breathtaking duo between Cole and her trumpet player, Cole effortlessly matching every sound coming out of the trumpet with equally high-reaching notes, leaving her audience in a dizzy spin.

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