George Benson’s ‘In Concert-Carnegie Hall’ is a live album recorded on January 11, 1975 and released the same year by CTI.
Track Listing : 1.Take Five (Paul Desmond)- 05:37 . 2.Summertime (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) – 07:24 . 3.Gone George Benson) – 10:28 . 4.Sky Dive (Freddie Hubbard) – 06:57 . 5.Octane George Benson) – 10:16
Musicians : Hubert Laws – Flute . Ronnie Foster – Keyboards . Wayne Dockery – Bass . Marvin Chappell – Drums . Bernard Fennell – Cello . Johnny Griggs – Percussion . Ray Armando – Percussion . Will Lee – Bass . Steve Gadd – Drums . Andy Newmark – Drums
Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . David Hewitt – Engineer . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer, Mastering, Mixing . John Venable – Engineer
Package : Kwame Brathwaite – Photography . Mark Larson – Design . Rene Schumacher – Design . John Snyder – Liner Notes
Recorded On January 11, 1975 At Carnegie Hall, New York City.
Released 1976 By Cti.
It’s called “Octane.” Over ten minutes in length, it begins with Benson in full roar before the time signature changes and triples, feeling like a bebop tune more than anything else. Foster keeps it all grounded, but this baby swings so hard it threatens to lift off. […]
jonnydeluxe @ RateYourMusic
Benson’s version of “Summertime” is just pop pap. George sings along with the solo here when in fact he should just shut the fuck up and let the guitar do the talking. […]
P.J. Le Faucheur @ Amazon
Possibly the best playing of George Benson is captured live on this CD. None of his other live albums have the same quality of material (which is largely bebop based)nor do they possess the clear sound quality. […]