Best of George Benson: The Instrumentals

Best of George Benson: The Instrumentals

by George Benson
     
 

Anyone who despaired about the total lack of instrumentals on Warners' unrepresentative The Best of George Benson will be overjoyed by this sequel, Best of George Benson: The Instrumentals, which contains nothing but instrumentals (that may have been the game plan all along). Admittedly, the instrumental pickings in the Warner catalog are slimmer than,See more details below

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Anyone who despaired about the total lack of instrumentals on Warners' unrepresentative The Best of George Benson will be overjoyed by this sequel, Best of George Benson: The Instrumentals, which contains nothing but instrumentals (that may have been the game plan all along). Admittedly, the instrumental pickings in the Warner catalog are slimmer than, say, those for Benson's pre-"This Masquerade" recordings on CBS/CTI and A&M/Verve, and the style is often slanted toward the kind of easy jazz heard on "The Wave" radio format. But Benson could still create funky fireworks with his guitar on tunes like "Dinorah, Dinorah," "Affirmation," and "Weekend in L.A.," and Benson's off-the-cuff fluency is shown off to stunning effect all alone on "Tenderly." The range of albums is more inclusive than that of the earlier set, spanning Benson's long Warner period and even reaching out to the funky-butt title track from his first GRP album, That's Right. If you combine this album and the vocal Best Of collection, you'll get an excellent summary of George Benson over a span of 20 years.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/1997
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624666028
catalogNumber:
46660

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Benson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,scat
Patti Austin   Background Vocals
Jorge Dalto   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Ronnie Foster   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Mini Moog
Omar Hakim   Drums
Herbie Hancock   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bob James   Piano
Earl Klugh   Classical Guitar
Hubert Laws   Flute
Rob Mounsey   Keyboards
Ricky Peterson   Organ,Keyboards
Phil Upchurch   Bass,Rhythm Guitar
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Stanley Banks   Bass
Michael Bland   Drums
Randy Brecker   Flugelhorn
Robbie Buchanan   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Dave Grusin   Keyboards
Clare Fischer   Electric Piano,fender rhodes
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Kim Hutchcroft   Flute,Saxophone
Paul Jackson   Rhythm Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Hilary James   Keyboards
Louis Johnson   Bass
Neil Larsen   Keyboards
Harvey Mason   Drums
Marcus Miller   Bass
Paul Peterson   Bass,Rhythm Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Electric Piano,fender rhodes
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Richard Tee   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Carlos Vega   Drums
Kirk Whalum   Saxophone
David Williams   Rhythm Guitar
Lee "Shot" Williams   Flute,Saxophone
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass
Barnaby Finch   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bob James   Producer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Ricky Peterson   Producer
Claus Ogerman   Orchestral Assistant
Walter Gross   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Arif Mardin   Producer,String Arrangements
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer Arrangements
Lee "Shot" Williams   Horn Arrangements
Linda C. Cobb   Art Direction

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