A documentary on Chicago-native Freddy Cole, the lesser-known, yet equally talented younger brother of Nat "King" Cole.


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Monty Alexander
Carl Anthony
Freddy Cole
John Di Martino
Herman Johnson
David 'Fathead' Newman Jr.
Clark Terry
Nancy Wilson


"The Cole Nobody Knows" is a documentary on Chicago-native Freddy Cole, the lesser-known, yet equally talented younger brother of Nat "King" Cole. At age 75, Freddy Cole is, at last, being widely recognized for his amazing musical talent. The film examines the complicated journey of creating a career in the shadow of a famous sibling. Mr. Cole's story is told through interviews with Mr. Cole, Monty Alexander, Nancy Wilson, David "Fathead" Newman, John di Martino, H Johnson, Carl Anthony and many others. Photographed in Atlanta, New York City, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Switzerland & France, "The Cole Nobody Knows" also offers a reinvigorating journey through the "Great American Songbook" by offering extraordinary, live performance material with Freddy Cole and his quartet. Written by Clay Walker

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23 August 2006 (USA)  »

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illuminating the unknown
26 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Have you ever made a discovery of a musician who isn't quite above the radar but really speaks to you, and he/she becomes like your best-kept secret? Sadly, it seems that Freddy Cole has been a best-kept secret for all too long, but Clay Walker has artfully endeavored to make the word of Freddy Cole widespread.

Clay has done a great thing in reminding us that there's much music in the world to which not enough attention is paid. This piece is masterfully done in a brief time, but it's not too brief to cover what the world should know about Mr. Cole and his music. The interviewees speak the truth: Freddy Cole is the real thing.

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