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This Is Jazz, Vol. 9 - George Benson


Download links and information about This Is Jazz, Vol. 9 - George Benson by George Benson. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 56:14 minutes.

Artist: George Benson
Release date: 1996
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 56:14
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No. Title Length
1. Clockwise 4:26
2. Myna Bird Blues 4:35
3. Willow Weep for Me 7:42
4. Stormy Weather 2:17
5. The Cooker 4:16
6. The Borgia Stick 3:07
7. Ode to a Kudu 3:44
8. Take Five 7:43
9. I Remember Wes 4:07
10. Good King Bad 5:55
11. Summertime (Live) 6:02
12. From Now On 2:20



Taken from Columbia's multi-volume jazz primer, this is not bad for a single-company compilation. The selections split down the middle between George Benson's early 1965-1966 Columbia albums and his 1971-1976 CTI output that Columbia now controls; the gaps are obvious but the title of the series neatly narrows the scope of the survey. We hear the young, eager Benson in four cuts from It's Uptown and only two from the superior George Benson Cookbookincluding the spectacular "The Cooker" — before sampling a cut apiece from CTI's Beyond the Blue Horizon, Bad Benson, Good King Bad, and In Concert-At Carnegie Hall. In addition, the outtake solo "From Now On" is reprised from CTI/CBS' Best of Benson, as is "I Remember Wes." Throughout, there are plenty of examples that explain why Benson is so esteemed as a jazz guitarist — the unerring selection of notes, the churning rhythms, melting lyricism and sheer ability to swing. This, coupled with Warner Bros.' Collection, will give the casual Benson browser an adequate idea of his multiple talents. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi