Listen to New Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Song 'Nature Boy'
"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,” Gaga tweeted. “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, let's celebrate him 2day,” Gaga continued. "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 L.A. 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."