Body Talk

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
With an eye and ear on what was happening on the soul charts -- James Brown in particular -- Benson made a decided swerve toward R&B on this release. Indeed the JB's Pee Wee Ellis turns up as a big band arranger on three tracks, and he no doubt had a direct influence on the distinct JB groove of one of the non-big-band tunes, "Dance." It should come as no surprise by now that this formidable guitarist has no problem handling any kind of groove, although the mixed rhythm section of Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, electric pianist Harold Mabern, and percussionist Mobutu sometimes sends mixed messages. Earl Klugh has a few tasty moments on his own, and there are some ...
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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
With an eye and ear on what was happening on the soul charts -- James Brown in particular -- Benson made a decided swerve toward R&B on this release. Indeed the JB's Pee Wee Ellis turns up as a big band arranger on three tracks, and he no doubt had a direct influence on the distinct JB groove of one of the non-big-band tunes, "Dance." It should come as no surprise by now that this formidable guitarist has no problem handling any kind of groove, although the mixed rhythm section of Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, electric pianist Harold Mabern, and percussionist Mobutu sometimes sends mixed messages. Earl Klugh has a few tasty moments on his own, and there are some reconnaissance flights back to the jazz side of George, which he handles with his usual confident aplomb.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/1989
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644522228
  • Catalog Number: 45222

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Body Talk (8:22)
  2. 2 Top of the World (9:58)
  3. 3 Dance (10:31)
  4. 4 When Love Has Grown (5:03)
  5. 5 Plum (5:31)
  6. 6 Body Talk (9:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Benson Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Ron Carter Bass
Jack DeJohnette Drums
Jon Faddis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Earl Klugh Guitar
Pee Wee Ellis Conductor
Frank Foster Tenor Saxophone
John Gatchell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dick Griffin Trombone
Gary King Bass
Harold Mabern Piano, Electric Piano
Waymon Reed Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Gerald Chamberlain Trombone
Technical Credits
Donny Hathaway Composer
Pee Wee Ellis Arranger
Didier C. Deutsch Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Larry Keyes Mastering
Eugene McDaniels Composer
Creed Taylor Producer
Bob Ciano Cover Design
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