Ronnie Kole Trio – Ronnie Kole Plays For (You Alone) (1968/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:25 minutes | 735 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Paula Records
Living legend Ronnie Kole’s 1968 album for Paula Records, Ronnie Kole Plays For (You Alone), is digitally rereleased here in stunning high definition, featuring grooving numbers such as Ode to Billie Joe, Leija, and Big Noise from Winnetka.
Jazz pianist Ronnie Kole is a class act and consummate performer who is popular in both his own country and overseas. The New Orleans-based musician spends much time abroad in Europe and Asia, where his smooth sound and elegant persona lend themselves to refined venues and guest appearances with symphony orchestras. Kole is a piano man’s piano man, admired by many top stars in the business, from Harry Connick Jr. to Allen Toussaint.
Born in Chicago, Kole was afflicted with heart trouble as a child, which landed him in a school for the handicapped. He received much encouragement there from the celebrities who made a point to visit. In return, Kole has become very involved in charitable and civic organizations in his professional career, such as the Easter Seal Society and the American Heart Association. He sits on more boards than there are ivory keys on the piano, and helped organize both the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the French Quarter Festival, and has made numerous appearances at both venues.
A protégé of Al Hirt, Kole began his professional career on television, gaining exposure on the Johnny Carson Show. After a stint in Las Vegas, he followed Hirt to New Orleans. Kole honed his act in Hirt’s club on Bourbon Street, before opening his own club, Kole’s Korner, which, along with Hirt and Pete Fountain’s clubs, became a top venue to hear traditional jazz. The musician has received every conceivable award his adopted city has to offer, from a Lifetime Achievement Award to induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He has played for presidents and the Pope, and has performed in cities all over the world.
01 – Life Time of Happiness
02 – Dark Eyes
03 – Ode to Billy Joe
04 – You Alone
05 – Big Noise from Winnetka
06 – Sabre Dance
07 – Leija
08 – Impossible Dream
09 – San Antonio Rose
10 – Lara’s Theme
11 – R. K.’s Boogie
12 – Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Arranged, Conducted & Produced by Richard Evans.
Recorded at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago, IL.
Ronnie Kole – piano
Everett Link – bass
Dick Taylor – percussion
This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue master source. It may contain noise, distortion or other artifacts, and may also contain audio which is limited in bandwidth or dynamic range, due to the technology used at the time of its original creation. As such, it is offered as a high-resolution documentation of a historical release.