George Benson

Jazz Collection

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This budget release from the French Sony Jazz Collection series showcases 12 tunes by guitarist George Benson during his tenure at Columbia and CTI Records. These tracks, recorded between 1966 and 1975, represent a more defined jazz direction than his late-'70s pop offerings for the Warner Bros. label. A few outstanding tracks include "Clockwise," "The Cooker," "I Remember Wes," and vocal takes of "Stormy Weather" and "Summertime." Although this compilation contains first-rate performances, there is nothing unexpected for the Benson collector to be heard.

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