Personnel: George Benson (guitar); Joe Farrell (soprano saxophone, flute); Don Grolnick, Sonny Bravo (piano); Eric Gale, Steve Khan (guitar); Will Lee, Gary King (bass); Andy Newmark (drums); Nicky Marrero (percussion).
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey in January & March, 1976; A&R Recording Studios, New York, New York in September 1976. Includes liner notes by John Snyder.
This little-known CTI recording matches guitarist George Benson and Joe Farrell, a multi-reed player who mostly sticks to flute. Joined by a large rhythm section and sometimes two other flutists (including Eddie Daniels), Benson and Farrell play four originals by session arranger Dave Matthews, plus the standard "Old Devil Moon." This pleasing if not all that memorable instrumental date was recorded right after Benson's Breezin' (and before its release), ending the guitarist's CTI period right before he became a vocal star. ~ Scott Yanow
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