George Benson - In Flight



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180g Audiophile Vinyl Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!

Simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history, George Benson is an amazingly versatile musician, whose adept skills find him crossing easily between straight-ahead jazz, smooth jazz, and contemporary R&B. Blessed with supreme taste, a beautiful, rounded guitar tone, terrific speed, a marvelous sense of logic in building solos, and, always, an unquenchable urge to swing, Benson's inspirations may have been Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery, but his style is completely his own. Not only can he play lead brilliantly, he is also one of the best rhythm guitarists around, supportive to soloists and a dangerous swinger, particularly in a soul-jazz format. Yet Benson can also sing in a lush, soulful tenor with mannerisms similar to those of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, and it is his voice that has proven more marketable to the public than his guitar. Benson is the guitar-playing equivalent of Nat King Cole -- a fantastic pianist whose smooth way with a pop vocal eventually eclipsed his instrumental prowess in the marketplace -- but unlike Cole, Benson has been granted enough time after his fling with the pop charts to reaffirm his jazz guitar credentials, which he still does at his concerts. (Richard S. Ginell/AMG)


  • • 180g Vinyl
  • • Audiophile Mastering
  • • Gatefold Jacket

George Benson, lead guitar, vocals
Stanley Banks, bass
Jorge Dalto, clavinet, acoustic piano
Harvey Mason, drums
Ronnie Foster, electric piano, synthesizer (mini-moog)
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
Phil Upchurch, rhythm guitar
Claus Ogerman, conductor, orchestra arrangements

Side 1:

1. Nature Boy
2. The Wind and I (aka Hot Stuff)
3. The World Is A Ghetto
Side 2:
4. Gonna Love You More
5. Valdez In The Country
6. Everything Must Change

Recorded in 1977 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California.

Additional Information

Record Label Pure Pleasure Records
Music Genre Pop - Rock