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Essential George Benson (Live)


Download links and information about Essential George Benson (Live) by George Benson. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 02:10:37 minutes.

Artist: George Benson
Release date: 2005
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 02:10:37
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No. Title Length
1. All the Things You Are (Live) 8:59
2. There Will Never Be Another You (Live) 10:53
3. All Blues (Live) 12:50
4. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over (Live) 9:31
5. Dahlin's Delight (Live) 6:43
6. Invitations (Live) 10:54
7. Blue Bossa (Live) 10:33
8. Lil Darlin' (Live) 11:10
9. Love for Sale (Live) 14:23
10. Oleo (Live) 10:28
11. Witchcraft (Live) 10:41
12. Love Walked In (Live) 13:32



Recorded live at Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Ireland, in 2000, these ten tracks are pleasant re-workings of guitarist and vocalist George Benson's jazz-pop hits of the '70s. To his credit, Benson isn't just a human jukebox re-creating well-known songs and sidestepping any spontaneity that derives from a live performance. For instance, his band, which includes keyboardist Joe Sample, gets to stretch out a bit, showing off their improvisational skills on "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," and particularly on Sample's "Deeper Than You Think." Alongside his seven-member group, Benson employs the BBC Big Band and musicians from the Ulster Orchestra who provide a real lushness that enhances the music instead of utilizing the cheesy synthesizer strings that often marred some of his work in the '80s and '90s. Fans of Benson's early sessions for Columbia or A&M may not rush out to purchase this, but those who favor Breezin' will find some pleasant moments here.