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Nature Boy: The Standards Album


  • 1. Summertime
    2. Blame It on My Youth
    3. Very Thought of You, The
    4. Shadow of Your Smile, The
    5. Cry Me a River
    6. Nature Boy
    7. Who Will Buy
    8. Come Rain or Come Shine
    9. Our Love Is Here to Stay
    10. In the Still of the Night
    11. Since I Fell For You
    12. Danny Boy
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 065 633

  • Credits
    ProducerRob Mounsey; Aaron Neville
    Engineer

    Personnel includes: Aaron Neville, Linda Ronstadt (vocals); Rob Mounsey (arranger, conductor, piano, organ, keyboards); Ry Cooder, Anthony Wilson (guitar); Michael Brecker, Charles Neville (tenor saxophone); Roy Hargrove (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ron Carter (bass); Grady Tate (drums).
    Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, New York on January 5-7, 2003.
    NATURE BOY was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
    This is a Super Audio CD, playable only on Super Audio CD players.
    Personnel includes: Aaron Neville, Linda Ronstadt (vocals); Rob Mounsey (arranger, conductor, piano, organ, keyboards); Ry Cooder, Anthony Wilson (guitar); Michael Brecker, Charles Neville (tenor saxophone); Roy Hargrove (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ron Carter (bass); Grady Tate (drums).
    Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, New York on January 5-7, 2003.
    NATURE BOY was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
    Possessing the kind of angelic phrasing that belies his stocky frame, Aaron Neville's natural instrument fits hand-in-glove with the material on NATURE BOY: THE STANDARDS ALBUM. For the revered vocalist's Verve Records debut, producer/arranger/conductor Rob Mounsey played all manner of keyboards and piano on this set of songs and ended up recruiting the stellar rhythm section of bassist Ron Carter and drummer Grady Tate to hold down the bottom end.
    Equally impressive is the raft of top-shelf guests, whose ranks include trumpeter Roy Hargrove, reedman Michael Brecker, and Neville sibling Charles on tenor saxophone. Of course, Neville's ability to handle the classics is at the heart of this recording. Not surprisingly, the Louisiana native excels, whether he's floating above the Eden Ahbez-penned title cut, riding Cole Porter's "In the Still of the Night" as a subtle samba, or giving the Irish favorite "Danny Boy" an ethereal embrace. There's even a musical reunion with longtime friend and supporter Linda Ronstadt on a reading of "The Very Thought of You," which evokes images of a smoky bar in the wee hours of the morning and is enhanced by Hargrove's subtle yet sweet flugelhorn solo.

  • Critic Reviews
    Mojo (Publisher) (1/04, p.102) - 5 stars out of 5 - "His gentle vocal undulations and refined vibrato managing to squeeze every last drop of emotion from standards such as 'The Shadow Of Your Smile' and 'Cry Me A River'."
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