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Centennial Capitol Release to Pair Gregory Porter and Nat “King” Cole

A duet on “The Girl from Ipanema” will be featured on Ultimate Nat King Cole, out Mar. 15

Cover of the Ultimate Nat King Cole album
Cover of the Ultimate Nat King Cole album

Nat “King” Cole would have turned 100 on Mar. 17, and to celebrate his centennial, Capitol Records is releasing a new collection of his music, Ultimate Nat King Cole, which will feature a duet between the legendary singer and the Grammy Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter.

The duet pairs Cole’s original vocals on “The Girl from Ipanema” with Porter’s retrofitted voice—reminiscent of the time in 1991 when Natalie Cole, Nat’s daughter, sang a virtual duet with her father on “Unforgettable.” (Natalie died in 2015.)

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