George Benson records ‘Beyond the Blue Horizon,’ an album for CTI (1971)

George Benson‘s ‘Beyond the Blue Horizon’ is a studio album recorded on February 2-3, 1971 and released the same year by CTI.


George Benson records ‘Beyond the Blue Horizon,’ an album for CTI (1971)

1 . So What (Pori Jazz, 1988)

George Benson – Beyond the Blue Horizon

Track Listing : 1.So What (Miles Davis) – 09:21 . 2.The Gentle Rain (From The Gentle Rain) (Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey) – 09:15 . 3.All Clear (George Benson) – 05:29 . 4.Ode To A Kudu (Benson) – 03:48 . 5.Somewhere In The East (Benson) – 06:11

Chuck Stewart

Musicians : George Benson – Guitar . Clarence Palmer – Organ . Ron Carter – Bass . Jack Dejohnette – Drums . Michael Cameron – Percussion . Albert Nicholson – Percussion

Pete Turner

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer . Robert Honablue – Engineer . Danny Kadar – Mixing . Tom “Curly” Ruff – Mastering . David Swope – Assistant Engineer . Mark Wilder – Mastering

Package : Bob Ciano – Design . Steve Futterman – Liner Notes . Chuck Stewart asterisques RVM – Photography . Pete Turner asterisques RVM – Cover Photo

Recorded On February 2-3, 1971 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released 1971 By Cti.

(Source George Benson – Beyond the Blue Horizon | Official site)

So I immediately decided to check out some George Benson, whom I have heard of but had foolishly overlooked. The first album I downloaded(legally too, hooray for ruckus) was Beyond the Blue Horizon. I had no idea what I had gotten my hands on. […]

All About Jazz
Four decades separate the original release of the album and this reissue, but it’s still plainly obvious that Beyond The Blue Horizon is beyond what most instrumentalists ever achieveand one of the crowning jewels in Benson’s discography. […]

A reminder that though Georges career switch may have made him considerably richer, it left the jazz world a bit poorer. Recommended. […]


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