Friday, November 8, 2013

George Benson - Beyond The Blue Horizon

Year : 1971
Label : CTI
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Hard Bop

His first project for CTI and last Soul Jazz album before his Jazz Funk route, considered as the culmination of his career. Benson' Quartet is formed by two Miles Davis' revelations, Jack DeJohnette (Bitches Brew, 1970) and Ron Carter (Miles Davis Quintet 1964-1968), plus organist Clarence Palmer. Titles include great Davis' cover jazz So What?, Bossa Nova The Gentle Rain by brazilian artist Luiz Bonfa and also an Afro-Cuban-Jazz track Somewhere To The East. All tracks composed by George Benson except those specified, produced by Creed Taylor and recorded at studio Rudy Van Gelder.

George Benson_guitar
Ron Carter_bass 
Jack DeJohnette_drums
Clarence Palmer_organ
Albert Nicholson & Michael Cameron_percussion
01. So What?
02. The Gentle Rain   
03. All Clear
04. Ode To A Kudu
05. Somewhere In The East
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