Best of David Benoit 1987-1995

The Best of David Benoit 1987-1995

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by David Benoit
     
 
During his years with the GRP label, pianist David Benoit became very popular among listeners who enjoy hearing melodic jazz-influenced pop instrumentals that groove in a generally quiet manner. This sampler has 14 selections including two previously unreleased numbers and tunes taken from ten of Benoit's earlier releases. Unfortunately the exact personnel is only

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During his years with the GRP label, pianist David Benoit became very popular among listeners who enjoy hearing melodic jazz-influenced pop instrumentals that groove in a generally quiet manner. This sampler has 14 selections including two previously unreleased numbers and tunes taken from ten of Benoit's earlier releases. Unfortunately the exact personnel is only given for the new tracks (a rather inexcusable omission). The music overall (which includes a couple of straight-ahead performances recorded for tributes to Bill Evans and Vince Guaraldi) is lightly funky and enjoyable if somewhat lightweight. Highlights include "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," "Linus and Lucy," "Freedom at Midnight," "Letter to Evan," and "Urban Daydreams."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/1995
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105983129
catalogNumber:
9831
Rank:
38393

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Benoit   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Nathan East   Bass
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Charles Loper   Trombone
Eric Marienthal   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone

Technical Credits

Don Grusin   Producer
Michael Abene   Producer
David Benoit   Arranger,Producer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Marcel East   Producer
Nathan East   Producer
Clark Germain   Engineer,Remixing
Khaliq Glover   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Arranger
Rik Pekkonen   Engineer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Allen Sides   Producer,Engineer
Jeffrey Weber   Producer
Dan Serrano   Artwork,Illustrations
Jason Claiborne   Graphic Design
Seth Marshall   Producer

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The Best of David Benoit 1987-1995 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sdcarlson More than 1 year ago
This is the first CD I was given to introduce me to David Benoit's music. The gift was the Linus and Lucy song, otherwise known as the Snoopy Happy Dance. Since that gift was given in 1997, I have purchased 10 CDs and love every one of them. I never get tired of his style, the improvisations, the range at which he uses the keyboard - he's all over it! I've given this same CD to my friends and rave about Mr. Benoit's talent. It's refreshing!