Breezin'

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
All of a sudden, George Benson became a pop superstar with this album, thanks to its least representative track. Most of Breezin' is a softer-focused variation of Benson's R&B/jazz-flavored CTI work, his guitar as assured and fluid as ever with Claus Ogerman providing the suave orchestral backdrops and his crack then-working band including Ronnie Foster on keyboards and sparkplug Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar pumping up the funk element. Yet it is the sole vocal track his first in many years, Leon Russell's "This Masquerade" -- where George unveiled his new trademark, scatting along with a single-string guitar solo -- that reached number ten on the pop singles ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
All of a sudden, George Benson became a pop superstar with this album, thanks to its least representative track. Most of Breezin' is a softer-focused variation of Benson's R&B/jazz-flavored CTI work, his guitar as assured and fluid as ever with Claus Ogerman providing the suave orchestral backdrops and his crack then-working band including Ronnie Foster on keyboards and sparkplug Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar pumping up the funk element. Yet it is the sole vocal track his first in many years, Leon Russell's "This Masquerade" -- where George unveiled his new trademark, scatting along with a single-string guitar solo -- that reached number ten on the pop singles chart and drove the album all the way to number one on the pop ! LP chart. The attractive title track also became a minor hit single, although Gabor Szabo's 1971 recording with composer Bobby Womack is even more fetching. In the greater scheme of Benson's career, Breezin' is really not so much a breakthrough as it is a transition album; the guitar is still the core of his identity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992733427
  • Catalog Number: 3111
  • Sales rank: 7,839

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Breezin' (5:40)
  2. 2 This Masquerade (8:03)
  3. 3 Six to Four (5:06)
  4. 4 Affirmation (7:01)
  5. 5 So This Is Love? (7:03)
  6. 6 Lady (5:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Benson Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Jorge Dalto Piano, Keyboards, Clavinet
Ronnie Foster Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Moog Synthesizer
Phil Upchurch Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Stanley Banks Bass
Claus Ogerman Conductor
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Technical Credits
José Feliciano Composer
Leon Russell Composer
Bobby Womack Composer
George Benson Composer
Ronnie Foster Composer
Phil Upchurch Composer
Claus Ogerman Arranger
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Doug Sax Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
Al Young Liner Notes
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
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