Give Me the Night

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
This is the peak of George Benson's courtship of the mass market -- a superbly crafted and performed pop album with a large supporting cast -- and wouldn't you know that Quincy Jones, the master catalyst, is the producer. Q's regular team, including the prolific songwriter Rod Temperton and the brilliant engineer Bruce Swedien, is in control, and Benson's voice, caught beautifully in the rich, floating sound, had never before been put to such versatile use. On "Moody's Mood," Benson really exercises his vocalese chops and proves that he is technically as fluid as just about any jazz vocalist, and he become a credible rival to Al Jarreau on the joyous title track. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
This is the peak of George Benson's courtship of the mass market -- a superbly crafted and performed pop album with a large supporting cast -- and wouldn't you know that Quincy Jones, the master catalyst, is the producer. Q's regular team, including the prolific songwriter Rod Temperton and the brilliant engineer Bruce Swedien, is in control, and Benson's voice, caught beautifully in the rich, floating sound, had never before been put to such versatile use. On "Moody's Mood," Benson really exercises his vocalese chops and proves that he is technically as fluid as just about any jazz vocalist, and he become a credible rival to Al Jarreau on the joyous title track. Benson's guitar now plays a subsidiary role -- only two of the ten tracks are instrumentals -- but Q has him play terrific fills behind the vocals and in the gaps, and the engineering gives his tone a variety of striking, new, full-sounding timbres. The instrumentals themselves are marvelous: "Off Broadway" is driving and danceable, and Ivan Lins' "Dinorah, Dinorah" grows increasingly seductive with each play. Benson should have worked with Jones from this point on, but this would be their only album together.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992740623
  • Catalog Number: 3453
  • Sales rank: 31,833

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Benson Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, scat
Patti Austin Vocals, Background Vocals
George Duke Keyboards
Herbie Hancock Synthesizer, Keyboards, Electric Piano, fender rhodes
David Foster Synthesizer, Keyboards
Jocelyn Brown Background Vocals
Jocelyn Allen Vocals
Tom Bahler Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion, Wind
Clare Fischer Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Jim Gilstrap Vocals, Background Vocals
Diva Gray Vocals, Background Vocals
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Kim Hutchcroft Flute, Saxophone, Wind
Louis Johnson Bass
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
David Paich Synthesizer
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, fender rhodes
Lee Ritenour Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Sid Sharp Concert Master
Richard Tee Synthesizer, Keyboards
Carlos Vega Drums
Larry Williams Flute, Saxophone, Wind
Technical Credits
Ivan Lins Composer
Quincy Jones Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
James Moody Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Gilson Peranzzetta Composer
Bruce Swedien Engineer
Paul Williams Composer
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