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George Benson - Weekend in L.A.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by mans0n, Oct 2, 2003.


  1. mans0n

    mans0n

    Jun 15, 2002
    I recently acquired this album in an old music collection. It was in the wrong album jacket and its a great album, Live of course.

    Does anyone else have this recording who could suggest another album, live or studio that is more close to this shows style? (not other bands!)
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    "Breezin'" by George Benson is a bit of a classic in this genre...?

    I love his version of "Masquerade" - gets very funky!! :)

    Even if we might be veering towards "smooth" ! - George always seems to have a bit more quality?
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Check out this page :

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  4. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    That is a nice cover of Leon Russell's "This Masquerade".
    I also like "Affirmation" & "Six To Four" + the title track.
    Give Me The Night is a good album, too...more in a Pop/R&B/Soul vibe.
    Bad Benson was the first Jazz album I bought with my own money. ;)
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I love Breezin' and you can't deny that he is a great Jazz guitarist, following in a long tradition - hey Wes played with orchestras as well!! ;)

    But I get worried when I hear it classed in the same breath as Smooth Jazz!!
     
  6. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Bruce-
    Sorry, dude...both Breezin' & Grover's Winelight are two of the earliest Smooth Jazz albums.
    ;)

    Granted, a lot of what those two albums spawned is watered way down...

    Wes played in orchestras. Bird, too!
    ;)