The unforgettable Nat King Cole have paid since his death in 1965, some sizes of the music world in awe tribute. From Marvin Gaye About Sammy Davis Jr. and Oscar Peterson to Diana Krall and Natalie Cole. another megastar to a tribute: Well dares to "A Tribute To Nat King Cole Inspiration": The guitarist and singer George Benson, who - similarly as Nat King Cole did - successfully switch between jazz and pop and herpendelt. Both began their careers as first-class jazz instrumentalists and climbed later as a singer the peak of their popularity. On "inspiration"
provides Benson, accompanied by the 42-member Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, really inspired and penetrating the skin interpretations of some of the biggest Nat King Cole hits. Among the highlights of the album are without doubt Bensons duets with the two singers Idina Menzel ( "When I Fall In Love") and Judith Hill ( "Too Young") as well as guest appearances trumpeter Wynton Marsalis
( "Unforgettable") and Till Bronner ( "Smile").
Nat King Cole had been a successful musical heartthrob in his time. And this is also reflected in the repertoire of the album resist that contains a number languorous ballads that were Cole Hits: "Mona Lisa", "Unforgettable," "Walkin 'My Baby Back Home," "When I Fall In Love "," Nature Boy "," Smile "and" Too Young ". But Cole was not only a sensitive crooner. His exuberant, lively and humorous side is at Benson through numbers like "Just One Of Those Things" and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter" (where the guitarist demonstrates his scat talent), "Straighten Up and Fly Right "," Ballerina "or the wonderfully cool swinging" route 66 "represents.
Absolutely nostalgic is the recording, with the Benson this tribute
begins: It was built already 62 years ago when the then eight-year-old "Little Georgie Benson" with his rendition of "Mona Lisa" a singing competition won in his hometown of Pittsburgh and was allowed to sing on the track as a reward in a studio. Where he himself accompanied on the ukulele. "I could not play guitar at this time because my hands were too small," says Benson. "Of all the stars that I then heard on the radio, Nat was outstanding. It was played much blues and rhythm and blues, but Nat had real songs. They were very musical, and when they had heard, went they a not out of my head. I while growing up, Nat held with his music, which is not Changed, at the top. He just great arrangers, great songs and was always surrounded by great musicians. He was the best of the best . " And in George Benson Nat King Cole has found a truly worthy successor.
Soon comes George Benson fOr three exclusive concerts by
Germany: on 15 July he enters MÜnchen the Tollwood Festival, a day later the Admiralspalast in Berlin and on 20 july at Blutone festival in Straubing.
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