Jazz Is: 38 – “Nature Boy”

by A. Jay Adler on May 4, 2012
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For a marvelous contrast, sample both of the versions below of eden ahbez‘s famous jazz ballad, “Nature Boy.” The first is a classic, serenely tasteful rendition by Nat King Cole, who first performed and recorded the song. The second, longer performance is the stunningly inventive rendition arranged by Ross Burford and Connaitre Miller for Howard University’s Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Afro Blue.

And again…

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