Magalí Datzira sings Nature Boy

Oh wow – sometimes Joan Chamorro and his students take difficult pieces which they study and perform. But this one, wow – even with much too much reverb (recorded from camera mic instead of mixing console?), this is so good:

Oh, and Magalí is a real good double bass player as well as you might know if you’re reading here regularly.

The song “Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez, well – I have it in my real book, and it looks pretty simple, but isn’t. The very first version I heard was the one by George Benson, and that one *is* simple, at least the rhythmic part of it. Still a song which makes you melt away with its beauty and very strong message:

That one came out when I was about 20 or so. I’ve been to a recording studio with 19, then later heard this – and I was hooked forever. My first steps into the direction of Jazz were pretty sweet as you can hear. But Magalí in the first video above? She’s much more advanced than I’ll ever become.

“Bravo y brava!” is what I just wrote as a comment onto Joan’s Youtube Channel.

Thanks for reading, watching, and listening.