Nature Boy: The Standards Album

Performers Aaron Neville

Verve | October 21, 2003 | Compact Disc

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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.
Personnel: Aaron Neville (vocals); Linda Ronstadt (vocals); Anthony Wilson (guitar, classical guitar); Ry Cooder (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Gil Goldstein (accordion); Michael Brecker, Charles Neville (tenor saxophone); Roy Hargrove (trumpet); Ray Anderson (trombone); Rob Mounsey (piano, keyboards, percussion); Ron Carter (bass guitar); Grady Tate (drums); Bashiri Johnson (congas).
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.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 21, 2003

Genre: Contemp. Gospel

Style: Gospel

Number of Discs: 1

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 044007606223

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Nature Boy: The Standards Album

Performers Aaron Neville
Guest Artist(s) Charles Neville, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove, Ry Cooder

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 21, 2003

Genre: Contemp. Gospel

Style: Gospel

Number of Discs: 1

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 044007606223


Title Track Time
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 --

Editorial Notes

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.
Personnel: Aaron Neville (vocals); Linda Ronstadt (vocals); Anthony Wilson (guitar, classical guitar); Ry Cooder (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Gil Goldstein (accordion); Michael Brecker, Charles Neville (tenor saxophone); Roy Hargrove (trumpet); Ray Anderson (trombone); Rob Mounsey (piano, keyboards, percussion); Ron Carter (bass guitar); Grady Tate (drums); Bashiri Johnson (congas).
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.
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