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Givin' It Up


Download links and information about Givin' It Up by George Benson, Al Jarreau. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:02:15 minutes.

Artist: George Benson, Al Jarreau
Release date: 2006
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:02:15
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No. Title Length
1. Breezin' 5:39
2. Mornin' 5:02
3. 'Long Come Tutu (featuring Herbie Hancock) 6:36
4. God Bless the Child (feat. Jill Scott) (featuring Jill Scott) 3:39
5. Summer Breeze 5:01
6. All I Am 3:22
7. Ordinary People 5:17
8. Let It Rain (feat. Patti Austin) (featuring Patti Austin) 4:53
9. Givin' It Up for Love 3:56
10. Every Time You Go Away 4:29
11. Four 5:14
12. Don't Start No Schtuff 4:43
13. Bring It On Home to Me (feat. Paul McCartney) (featuring Paul McCartney) 4:24



Givin' It Up finds crossover jazz icons guitarist George Benson and vocalist Al Jarreau teaming up for a breezy, enjoyably melodic session that highlights both artists' long careers. Technically a duo album, it is Benson's first since signing with Concord Records. As such, it works as a nice reintroduction to both artists and even finds them reworking the Bobby Womack classic "Breezin'," which Benson originally covered on his 1976 album of the same name. Here listeners get Jarreau adding lyrics and vocals on a version that really evokes the classic '70s jazz-meets-R&B sound that was an original hallmark of smooth jazz. In that sense, Givin' It Up is a true joy for fans of that more organic, song-oriented approach to crossover music, with Benson and Jarreau digging in to such great songs as Seals & Crofts' "Summer Breeze," John Legend's "Ordinary People," and Darryl Hall's "Every Time You Go Away." Also adding some unexpected fun and celebrity sheen to the proceedings is an impromptu appearance by Paul McCartney, who joins in on Sam Cooke's gospel-inflected "Bring It on Home to Me." Throw in appearances by trumpeter Chris Botti, vocalist Patti Austin, pianist Herbie Hancock, and bassist Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke, and Givin' It Up proves music is always fun with a little help from your friends.