George Benson’s ‘Guitar Man’

George Benson’s ‘Guitar Man’ is a studio album featuring jazz and pop standards and released on October 4, 2011.

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Track Listing : 1.Tenderly (Jack Lawrence, Walter Gross) – 02:01 . 2.I Want To Hold Your Hand (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) – 05:10 . 3.My Cherie Amour (Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder) – 04:08 . 4.Naima (John Coltrane) – 03:41 . 5.Tequila (Daniel Flores) – 04:30 . 6.Don’T Know Why (Jesse Harris) – 02:45 . 7.The Lady In My Life (Rod Temperton) – 04:30 . 8.My One And Only Love (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) – 03:24 . 9.Paper Moon (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Billy Rose) – 02:44 . 10.Danny Boy (Frederick Weatherly) – 03:26 . 11.Since I Fell For You (Buddy Johnson) – 02:58 . 12.Fingerlero (Ronnie Foster) – 03:39

Musicians : George Benson – Guitar, Vocals . David Garfield – Piano, Keyboards Except (1 – 9 – 10) . Paul Jackson, Jr. – Rhythm Guitar On (2) . Ray Fuller – Rhythm Guitar On (2) . Freddie Washington – Bass On (2) . Oscar Seaton, Jr. – Drums On (2) . Charlie Bisharat – Violin, Viola On (2 – 7) . Dan Higgins – Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet On (2) . Harvey Mason – Drums On (3 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 12) . Lenny Castro – Percussion On (3 – 5 – 6 – 12) . Chris Walden – Keyboards On (7) . Ben Williams – Bass On (3 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 12) . Joe Sample – Piano On (5 – 8 – 9 – 12)

Production : Produced By John Burk . Sye Avshalom – Assistant Engineer . Aaron Mattes – Assistant Engineer . Aaron Walk – Assistant Engineer . Mauricio Cajueiro – Engineer . Geoff Gillette – Engineer . Aran Lavi – Engineer . Al Schmitt – Engineer . Yutaka Yokoura – Engineer . Seth Presant – Engineer, Mixing . Paul Blakemore – Mastering

Package : Larissa Collins – Art Direction . Greg Allen – Art Direction . Marco Glaviano – Photography

Recorded In 2011.

Released On October 4, 2011 By Concord.

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Blogcritics
While most of Guitar Man is instrumental, Benson steps out for an effective lead vocal. An understated version of Jesse Harris’ “Don’t Know Why” (Norah Jones’ breakout hit) features quiet, contemplative acoustic playing by Benson. […]

Soul Tracks
Benson puts on his music historian cap by including a version of John Coltrane’s “Niama.” The inclusion of this classic jazz tune might not be enough to quiet whatever purists remain, but after listening to this cut, they’ll have to acknowledge the only thing that matters – George Benson can play! […]

All About Jazz
Despite its title, Guitar Man doesn’t feature a lot of frenzied jamming and high-flying solos, but Benson doesn’t have to hammer with pyrotechnics. […]

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George Benson’s ‘Guitar Man’

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