Breezin’

February 15, 2017 - Comment

George Benson’s “Breezin’” presents the original 1976 album in its entirety in 6-Channel, advanced resolution surround sound from the original master tapes, and also remixed in 96/24 stereo. This program features the monster hit single “This Masquerade” plus 5 more original album tracks. Tracks: Breezin’, This Masquerade, Six to Four, Affirmation, So This Is Love?,

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George Benson’s “Breezin’” presents the original 1976 album in its entirety in 6-Channel, advanced resolution surround sound from the original master tapes, and also remixed in 96/24 stereo. This program features the monster hit single “This Masquerade” plus 5 more original album tracks. Tracks: Breezin’, This Masquerade, Six to Four, Affirmation, So This Is Love?, Lady. Photo Gallery, George Benson’s History, Discography, & Credits
Video Interviews and Musician Stories on the Making of “Breezin’”Before this album was released in 1976, George Benson was known largely for his Wes Montgomery/Charlie Christian-inspired licks and his stints with Jack McDuff and Miles Davis. Breezin’ was a million-selling, Grammy Award-winning LP and made Benson an “overnight” star. The reasons for that success were Tommy LiPuma’s topnotch production, Claus Ogerman’s ethereal arrangements, and Benson’s soulful vocals on Leon Russell’s ballad “This Masquerade.” Backed by Fourplay drummer Harvey Mason, master percussionist Ralph MacDonald, bassist Stanley Banks, rhythm guitarist Phil Upchurch, and keyboardists Ronnie Scott and Jorge Dalto, Benson and the crew laid down the moods and grooves we now call “contemporary jazz.” From the soft-rock of “Six to Four,” the midtempo backbeat of the title track, and the Latin-tinged tunes “Affirmation,” “So This Is Love?” and “Lady,” Benson’s fleet-fingered Ibanez guitar lines make the rare leap from straight-ahead to the mainstream. –Eugene Holley, Jr.

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