This is Jazz #9

by George Benson

(1996) Legacy #ZK 64631

Personnel George Benson, Lonnie Smith, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, others
Description a compilation of some very cool Benson
Posted By Jeremy Cotton (7938)
Directory Recordings: Jazz
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On 3/18/2001, Juan Jos Elas (537) posted:
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Early Benson, the best Benson you can get. It's a must to any guitar player who wants to hear how a guitar can sound on a jazz context, a great example of what can be done with jazz standarts. Excellent lines, virtuosismo and taste.
On 10/12/1999, Jeremy Cotton (7938) posted:
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You may not know it, but before he forayed into crooning "This Masquerade" and light-weight stuff like "Breezin'". George PLAYED HIS BUTT OFF. For Proof, check out "The Cooker", "Willow Weep for Me", and several others. Kind of like a less subtle Wes wailin' upside your head. Awesome technic, killer lines, I dig the organ and the Bari Sax stuff....
He does sing, but except for "Summertime", it is not smooth-jazz sounding.