George Alexander Aberle, who later changed his name to eden ahbez, was my great-grandmother’s cousin. Most widely known as the composer of Nature Boy, first made famous by Nat King Cole, he was a prolific composer, writer and thinker. He was also known as one of the original “Nature Boys” who espoused clean living, proximity to nature, and an open mind.
I am thrilled to be part of an upcoming feature-length documentary entitled As the Wind: The Enchanted Life of Eden Ahbez, spearheaded by ahbez expert and writer Brian Chidester and videographer and producer John Winer. Brian’s website can be found here, and additional writings on eden ahbez can be found here and here.
I’ll be part of the documentary team finalizing up production in July of 2019, and we look forward to a 2020 release of the film. This past November of 2018, I took a road trip with Brian and John from New York to Iowa and Kansas, tracing Eden’s childhood steps and meeting people who knew him along the way.
Please See below for the first and second documentary previews: