George Benson’s ‘Absolute Benson’ is a studio album released on May 23, 2000 by Grp/Verve Records.
Track Listing : 1.The Ghetto (Al Eaton, Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Todd Shaw) – 04:56 . 2.El Barrio (George Benson, Kenny Gonzalez, Joe Henderson, Louie Vega) – 03:34 . 3.Jazzenco (Marc Antoine) – 05:48 . 4.Deeper Than You Think (Joe Sample) – 05:55 . 5.One On One (Joe Sample) – 07:05 . 6.Hipping The Hop (Joe Sample) – 03:57 . 7.Lately (Marvin Sease, Stevie Wonder) – 04:22 . 8.Come Back Baby (Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin) – 05:59 . 9.Medicine Man (George Benson, Joe Sample) – 07:00
Musicians : George Benson – Guitar, Vocals . Luis Conte – Conga, Percussion, Timbales . Vidal Davis – Drums . Steve Gadd – Drums . Cindy Blackman – Drums . Carlos Henríquez – Bass . Christian Mcbride – Bass . Ricky Peterson – Organ, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Arrangements . Luisito Quintero – Percussion . Joe Sample – Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Arrangements . Claudia Acuña – Backing Vocals . Lisa Fischer – Backing Vocals . Roy Ayers – Backing Vocals . Richard Shade – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Tommy Lipuma, Little Louie Vega, Kenny Dope Gonzalez . Arif Mardin – Arranger . Steven Barkan – Engineer . James Farber – Engineer . Jon Fausty – Engineer . Elliot Scheiner – Engineer . Al Schmitt – Engineer . Bill Schnee – Engineer . Koji Egawa – Assistant Engineer . Kayo Teramoto – Assistant Engineer . Steven Barkan – Mixing . Doug Sax – Mastering
Package : Hollis King – Art Direction . Jeffrey Scales – Photography . Kwaku Alston – Photography . Isabelle Wong – Graphic Design
Recorded In May 1999.
Released On May 23, 2000 By Grp/Verve Records.
As it is, it’s like watching that same magician try to do his stuff while Siegfried and Roy do their glitzy tractor pull of a show around him. You can still tell how good he is, but you can’t help but be distracted and overwhelmed by the white tigers and fireworks going on around him. […]
If you’re a person who has been humming-and-hawing over purchasing any of the recent George Benson releases, picking up a copy of Absolute Benson would be a good bet. At 57 years of age, Benson still sounds youthful, freshand enthusiastic throughoutand although it doesn’t have a distinct focus, Absolute Benson is sure to contain some music you’ll love […]
All About Jazz
This is George Benson‘s most satisfying albums in years! It should stand out as a highlight in his discography for years to come. The focus here is on Benson’s guitar playing – and he is in fine form throughout! I don’t mind his singing, I just think he’s a good singer but a great guitarist […]