That's Right

That's Right

by George Benson
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That's Right

George Benson may have changed labels with That's Right, but he didn't change his approach. Like his other '90s albums, That's Right is jazz-inflected quiet-storm soul. It's quietly funky and always grooving, whether he's playing a light uptempo number or a silky ballad. As always, Benson's tone is smooth and supple -- it's a pleasure to hear him play, even if the material he has selected doesn't always showcase his ample skills. In fact, the unevenness in material is the very thing that keeps That's Right from being on par with Benson's early '80s contemporary soul records. Although the sound is right, and Benson's heart is clearly in it, he just doesn't have quite enough memorable melodies to make the album thoroughly engaging. Still, the joy that is readily apparent within his performance makes That's Right a worthy acquisition for fans of Benson's latter-day recordings.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/1996
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105982320
catalogNumber: 9823

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Benson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Eric Leeds   Saxophone
Ricky Peterson   Organ,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Synthesizer Guitar
Nicki Richards   Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald   Conga
Michael Bland   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   cowbell
Joe Mardin   Keyboards,Drum Loop,Fills
Paul Peterson   Bass,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
Curtis "Fitz" Williams   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Ricky Peterson   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Gary Brown   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Robbie Buchanan   Arranger,Producer
John Clayton   String Arrangements
Simon Cotsworth   Engineer
John Gallen   Engineer
John Hendrickson   Engineer
Rod Hui   Engineer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer,Executive Producer
Joe Mardin   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Drum Fills
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick   Producer
Paul Peterson   Arranger
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Curtis "Fitz" Williams   Arranger
Simon Hale   String Arrangements
Tom Tucker   Engineer
Laurie Goldman   Graphic Design
Robin Lynch   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Fred Harrington   Engineer
Shane T. Keller   Engineer

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That's Right 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For the jazz guitar fan, or just jazz for that matter, this is an example of creativity, virtuosity and imagination. You cant help but jump and jive while listening to 'Song for My Brother', it makes me smile inside...George's arpeggios and tonal connections are exquisite, along with his speed and clarity. His other songs exemplify the great technique and artistry of a truly great American treasure. But what else would you expect from such a fabulous artist. Long live king George.