- Released: April 3, 2007
- Label: Mosaic Contemporary
- 1.Theme From Good King Bad
- 2.One Rock Don't Make No Boulder
- 4.Cast Your Fate to the Wind
- 5.Siberian Workout
- 6.Shell of a Man
- 7.Hold on I'm Coming
Personnel includes: George Benson, Eric Gale, Steve Gadd, Ronnie Foster, Bobby Lyle, David Sanborn, Dave Friedman, Joe Farrell.
Personnel: George Benson (guitar); Eric Gale , Phil Upchurch (guitar); Max Pollikoff (violin); Theodore Israel, Harold Coletta (viola); Charles McCracken , Alan Shulman (cello); Harry Glickman, John Pintavalle, Harold Kohon, David Nadien, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman, Emanuel Green (strings); David Tofani, Joe Farrell, Romeo Penque (flute); David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Frank Vicari, Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Randy Brecker (trumpet); Fred Wesley (trombone); Don Grolnick (Clavinet); Cliff Carter, Ronnie Foster, Roland Hanna, Bobby Lyle (keyboards); David Friedman (vibraphone); Gary King, Wilbur Bascomb, Jr. (bass guitar); Dennis Davis, Andy Newmark, Steve Gadd (drums); Sue Evans (percussion).
Whether he gets (enough) credit or not from jazz heads, guitarist George Benson certainly created the template for smooth jazz , with 1975's GOOD KING BAD a perfect example of the style in its infant stages. Benson combines his classy, Wes Montgomery-inspired guitar style with funky material ("Hold On I'm Coming"), yearning balladry ("Cast Your Fate To the Wind"), plush arrangements, and, on one song, buttery vocals for a classic slice of easygoing jazz.