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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
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 the CD also includes "Hold On, I'm Comin'" as a bonus.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • Label: Mosaic Contemporary
  • UPC: 886970694025
  • Catalog Number: 5004
  • Sales rank: 117,595

Album Credits

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 Jr. 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, Mastering
Steve Fallone Mastering
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