George Benson Beyond The Blue Horizon (Remastered)
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- Released: April 12, 2011
- Label: Masterworks
Q - 4/02, p.1303 out of 5 stars - "...Benson nods to former employer MIles Davis with a cover of Davis's epochal 'So What' and explores subtle rhythms on 'Somewhere In The East'..."
Down Beat - 12/97, p.944.5 stars (out of 5) - "Guitarists should be pleased about the re-release of this classic by George Benson..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 6/02, p.125"...Finds the guitarist in swaggering form..."
- 1.So What
- 2.The Gentle Rain [From the Film "the Gentle Rain"]
- 3.All Clear
- 4.Ode To a Kudu
- 5.Somewhere In the East
- 6.All Clear [Alt. Take] - (alternate take)
- 7.Ode To a Kudu [Alt. Take] - (alternate take)
- 8.Somewhere In the East [Alt. Take] - (alternate take)
Personnel: George Benson (guitar); Clarence Palmer (organ); Ron Carter (bass); Jack DeJohnette (drums); Michael Cameron, Albert Nicholson (percussion).
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on February 2-3, 1971. Includes liner notes by Steve Futterman.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: George Benson (guitar); Clarence Palmer (organ); Jack DeJohnette (drums); Albert Nicholson, Michael Cameron (percussion).
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (02/02/1971-02/03/1971).
Photographer: Chuck Stewart.
In 1971, long before George Benson got the idea to sing more regularly, he recorded BLUE HORIZON, a straight-ahead soul-jazz session. Here, the main focus is on Benson's guitar playing, which is sharp and lively throughout. His band on this recording includes two ex-Miles Davis band-members, Ron Carter (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums), both of whom play with forceful finesse.
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