Jun 20, 2011

George Benson - Bad Benson (1974)

EAC | CD Image | APE+CUE+LOG+Covers | 283 mb+3% recovery

Review by Thom Jurek:
Preceding Breezin', his crossover smash for Warner in 1976, Bad Benson shows the guitarist still hanging on to his Wes Montgomery roots in places while stretching his soul-jazz persona into even funkier arenas. CTI had a formula for making funky, accessible jazz and fusion records that in 1974 still held true. Arranged by Don Sebesky, Bad Benson is a collection of delicious, varied, and sometimes confusing choices. Benson's own playing is precise and smooth as always, and guitarist Phil Upchurch keeps a large color palette for him to draw from, as in the funkified version of "Take Five." Other notables are the stellar "My Latin Brother," which begins as a Debussy-ian impressionistic string … Read more
1. Take Five
2. Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
3. My Latin Brother
4. No Sooner Said Than Done
5. Full Compass
6. The Changing World
Bonus tracks:
7. Take The "A" (new mix)
8. Serbian Blue (new mix)
9. From Now On (unreleased)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks - steve.