Released 3rd June 2013
Legendary guitarist George Benson releases heartfelt homage to Nat King Cole entitles Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.
Guest Artists on the Album Include Pulitzer Prize-Winning Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, Tony Award Winner Idina Menzel and Singing Sensation Judith Hill from "The Voice"
After four years of touring and developing "An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole," the legendary George Benson makes his most inspired album: Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole!
Speaking on recording the album Benson says, "I felt every moment of it. You can't put together a record like this without putting your heart into it. I got that from Nat King Cole. He put his heart into everything he did." As a dream project for Benson, this album is a love letter to Cole and a tribute in gratitude for his deep musical inspiration. It also demonstrates how uniquely suited Benson is to recreate and interpret these timeless treasures. Highlights on the album include an adaptation of Nelson Riddle's arrangement of "Just One of Those Things," with a signature Benson vocal/guitar scat solo, and Benson's reading of the original chart of "Nature Boy," which he previously interpreted and made and a pop hit in the late 70's.
The album also contains stunning duets with Idina Menzel on "When I Fall In Love," and Judith Hill on "Too Young" as well the incomparable trumpet work of Wynton Marsalis on a fresh new arrangement of "Unforgettable."