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Good King Bad
     

Good King Bad

by George Benson
 

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The R&B elements get stronger, the sound and mix are more attuned to the dancefloor, yet this brings out the best in George Benson's funky side. Thanks in part to the more rigid beat, Benson pares down his style to its rhythmic essentials, refusing to spray notes all over the place at random, and as a result, the record cooks and dances. His treatment of

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The R&B elements get stronger, the sound and mix are more attuned to the dancefloor, yet this brings out the best in George Benson's funky side. Thanks in part to the more rigid beat, Benson pares down his style to its rhythmic essentials, refusing to spray notes all over the place at random, and as a result, the record cooks and dances. His treatment of Vince Guaraldi's "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," hugely complemented by Joe Farrell's wistfully prancing flute, is a mini-masterpiece in the use of space, of hitting exactly the right stabbing note right in the pocket. Again, Creed Taylor turns to a James Brown alumnus, David Matthews, for arrangements, and he discreetly and wisely stays out of Bad George's way. Buy this one for "Cast Your Fate," but there is plenty more to savor here.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2007
Label:
Mosaic Contemporary
UPC:
0886970694025
catalogNumber:
5004

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Performance Credits

George Benson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Ronnie Foster   Keyboards
Don Grolnick   Keyboards,Clavinet
Bobby Lyle   Keyboards
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
David Friedman   Percussion,Vibes
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
David Nadien   Violin
Sue Evans   Percussion
David Matthews   Conductor
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Cliff Carter   Keyboards
Harold Coletta   Viola
Dennis Davis   Bass,Drums
Max Ellen   Violin
Joe Farrell   Flute
Steve Gadd   Drums
Eric Gale   Guitar
Paul Gershman   Violin
Harry Glickman   Violin
Emanuel Green   Violin
Roland Hanna   Keyboards
Theodore Israel   Viola
Gary King   Bass
Harold Kohon   Violin
Charles McCracken   Cello
Andy Newmark   Drums
Romeo Penque   Flute
John Pintavalle   Violin
Max Pollikoff   Violin
Alan Shulman   Cello
David Tofani   Flute
Frank Vicari   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Wesley   Trombone
Wilbur Bascomb   Bass

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
David Matthews   Arranger
Didier C. Deutsch   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Gary King   Arranger,rhythm arrangement
Matt Pierson   Producer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Mark Wilder   Engineer

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