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George Benson

Playing Coltrane

'Naima','Giant Steps', 'Mr.PC' etc. John Coltrane whose birthday is today, has left next to fifty compositions. Some of them have been extensively covered by famous and not so famous jazz artists.Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Jack…

This week In Soul Artists 28

George Benson, Rick James, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, The Boston Pops, Morcheeba, Lisa Fischer, Dianne Reeves, Ledisi, Chaka Khan, Siedah Garrett, Usher, Wilson Pickett. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 227…

This week In ’80s Throwback’ 17

U2, Joe Jackson, Paul Simon, Paul Simon, Dire Straits, Billy Joel, Luther Vandross, Ray Charles & Chaka Khan, George Benson, N.W.A., Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden. They are the '80s Throwback' artists selected among the 282 Posts we publish…

Happy Birthday Patti Austin. ‘Austin Power’

This day (August 10, 1950), in Harlem, New York, is born Patti Austin, an American R&B and jazz music singer who made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Digest…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 03

Paul McCartney & Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan & Tom Petty, Roger Mcguinn & Chris Hilman, John Mayer & Bob Weir, Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn & Joe Sample, Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy, Louis…

George Benson plays at San Javier Jazz (2014)

July 14, 2014 - George Benson will sing and play at "Jazz San Javier" near Murcia, Spain<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/George-Benson-BensOn-Birthday-RVJ.jpg' alt='George Benson - (Bens)On Birthday'…

Trumpeters meet Guitarists at Newport (1966)

July 2, 1966 - it is "Trumpet and Guitar Workshop" at the Newport Jazz Festival. On the trumpet side : Bobby Hackett, Clark Terry, Ruby Braff, Red Allen and Dizzy Gillespie and the guitar side George Benson, Charlie Byrd and Kenny Burrell

George Benson visits Paris (2014)

June 30, 2014 - George Benson performs at La Cigale in Paris<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/George-Benson-BensOn-Birthday-RVJ.jpg' alt='George Benson - (Bens)On Birthday' width='190'…

This week In Soul Artists 23

Luther Vandross, Sly & The Family Stone, Maxwell, Al Jarreau, Grover Washington Jr., Bobby Womack, Akon, Brandy, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Incognito, The JB'S International. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 361 Posts…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 11

Rich Robinson, Gary Moore, John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Stanley Jordan, Gary Clark Jr, Eric Clapton, Mick Jones, Jeff Beck, Leslie West, Prince. They are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 366…

We remember Benny Goodman. ‘Such A Goodman’

This day (June 13, 1986), in New York City, died Benjamin David Goodman a.k.a Benny Goodman, an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader.Digest Tracklist : Blue Room (1985) . Sweet Lorraine / Limehouse Blues (1982) .…

This week In Jazz Legends 04

Christian Scott, Quintet, Bob James, David Sanborn, George Benson, Southside Aces, Evan Christopher, Irvin Mayfield, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Camilo, Tomatito, Ramsey Lewis Trio,…

This week In Jazz Legends 03

Lester Young, The Marsalis Family, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner Quartet, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Miles Davis, John Scofield, Elvin Jones Trio, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby McFerrin, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins. They are the "Jazz…

Playing Stevie Wonder

To celebrate Stevie Wonder, whose birthday is tomorrow - Happy Birthday BTW -, we have selected eighteen solo instrumentalists or bands who have covered Stevie Wonder's most famous songs. They are George Benson, Joe Sample, Dave Weckl, Jay…

George Benson serenades Florida (2016)

May 11, 2016 - George Benson will sing and play guitar at The Capitol Theater in Clearwater, Florida.<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/George-Benson-BensOn-Birthday-RVJ.jpg' alt='George Benson - (Bens)On…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 06

B.B. King, George Benson, Cornell Dupree, Joe Bonamassa & Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Ronnie Wood, Jimmy Page, Dan Auerbach, Frank Zappa, Buckethead, Steve Vai, Jimi Hendrix. They are the 12 Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 293 Posts…

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker…