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TATTOO is filled with upbeat, instrumental grooves, and unforgettable hooks by pianist/composer Nelson Kole. With exciting piano and sax solos combined with  incomparable drumming by the legendary Vinnie Colaiuta,  TATTOO is certain to leave it's mark on you.



When the music on this CD was originally released, the cut TATTOO was the most requested song on New York  radio station CD 101.9 for over a year.

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"Turn this CD on in your car, roll down the windows, let the wind blow through your hair and enjoy!  The music is sassy and sexy.  Nelson Kole's Tattoo will leave it's mark on you!"


 "Great modern day funky fusion with style and soul!"


"This CD is filled primarily with happy, melodic, funky fusion tunes that'll keep you humming along thought your day.  Ex[pert musicianship is highlighted throughout and Nelson Kole's writing and playing is friendly and superb! Recording quality is excellent and holds up well on any system.  Whether or not you've heard of Nelson or any of his collaborators, if you like your music fresh, upbeat, soulful and melodic, you'll enjoy this CD."


"Great arrangments, wonderfully infectious melodies..."


"Loved the arrangements of each song, the melodies (especially Tattoo and Phunny Bone) stay with you long after listening to them. Also this rhythm section is really tight, great technique and execution, perfect for the rhythmic orientation of the up tunes.  A Great CD, I hope there will be more to come from Nelson."



"Earthy easy listening all jazzed up!"


"Nelson Kole's TATTOO is marvelous company to be enjoyed with a crowd on on your own. We often include these selections when hosting a dinner party as it sets the mood for a comfortable, happy and upbeat atmosphere of sensational sounds. Well done!"