Lady Gaga is one with nature.
Fresh off their new jazz album “Cheek To Cheek,” Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett released a new cover of “Nature Boy.” It’s perfect listening to on a casual hike, at the doctor’s office or at home in those teddy bear slippers you refuse to admit owning.
Gaga said of the song:
“Nature Boy was composed in 1941 by eden ahbez, a wandering man from Brooklyn with long hair. It was recorded first by Nat King Cole in 1947. You will recognize it also famously as used in ‘Moulin Rouge,’ but our rendition with the now late multi-reedist Paul Horn is spectacular. Horn was meant to join Tony & me for the PBS special but sadly passed just weeks before, a New Age Jazz pioneer, lets celebrate him 2day.
You will hear his genius in the flute solo of our “NATURE BOY” a solo that will echo through the world today. And forever. #TheGreatPaulHorn”
It wasn’t until 1947 that the song was published, written sometime during/after 1941 while pianist Ahbez wandered LA eating only raw fruits. It’s just so interesting. This composer was part of a sub-culture of nomadic hippies! We channelled our own Gypsy lives in this performance.
Listen to it here: