Givin It Up CD (2006)

Artist: George Benson

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These two masters of easy-flowing smooth jazz have really done it this time: instead of merely coasting on their considerable reputations, guitarist George Benson and singer Al Jarreau collaborated on a well-considered program displaying their talents to the best possible advantage. Jarreau provides lyrics for Benson's classic "Breezin'" and both soar on inspired reinventions of two Miles Davis tunes, "Four" and "Tutu." Another highlight is "Let In Rain," which features a spirited guest vocal from Patti Austin and the beautiful Miles-ish trumpet of Chris Botti. Other guests include Herbie Hancock, Jill Scott (a fine "God Bless The Child"), and Sir Paul McCartney ("Bring It On Home To Me").


Label Concord Jazz/universal
SKU 203061110
UPC 888072231627
UPC 14 00888072231627
Format CD
Release Date 10/24/2006
Author George Benson
Associated Artist/Work Benson, George (Saxophone)
Associated Artist/Work Klugh, Earl
Associated Artist/Work McDuff, Jack
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Smith, Lonnie
Technical Info
Engineer Michael Broening; Bill Airey Smith; Don Murray; Jeff Harris; Carlos "Storm" Martinez; Myron Chandler; John Wroble; Kevin Becka; Seth Presant; Barry J. Eastmond; Charlie Paakkari
Producer John Burk; Marcus Miller; Chris Dunn; Michael Broening; Gregg Field; Larry E. Williams; Barry J. Eastmond; John Burk
CatalogID 7223162
Lable Name Concord
Released 10/24/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 62m : 37s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00888072231627
Musical Guests
Herbie Hancock
Paul McCartney
Jill Scott
Chris Botti
Patti Austin
Patrice Rushen
Stanley Clarke
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: George Benson (vocals, guitar, background vocals); George Benson ; Dean Parks, A. Ray Fuller, Michael Hart Thompson , Freddie Fox (guitar); Mike Broening (piano, organ, keyboards, programming); Larry E. Williams (piano, keyboards); Randy Waldman, Rex Rideout (piano); Joe Turano (electric piano, Wurlitzer organ); Freddie Ravel (Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, organ, synthesizer, drums, percussion, programming); Barry J. Eastmond (keyboards); Abraham Laboriel, Sr. (electric bass); Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke (bass guitar); Gregg Field, Michael White , Michael White , Ricky Lawson, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion); De'Ante Duckett, Sandra Simmons Williams, Lorraine Perry, Maxi Anderson, Valerie Pinkston, Darlene Perry, Sharon Perry, Alethea Mills, Chavonne Morris (background vocals); Al Jarreau, Patti Austin (vocals, background vocals); Jill Scott, Paul McCartney (vocals); Marion Meadows (saxophone); Chris Botti (trumpet); Patrice Rushen (piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Herbie Hancock (piano); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Al Schmitt.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); East Bay Studios, Tarrytown, NY (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); G Studio Digital, Studio City, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); Lafx, North Hollywood, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); NRG Recording, North Hollywood, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); Porcupine Studios, Phoenix, AZ (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); Ravelation Studios, Los Angeles, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); Revelation Studios, Los Angeles, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); The B Hive, Phoenix, AZ (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); The Pass Studios, Hollywood, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); White Lightning Studios, Sylmar, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); White Lightning, Sylmar, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006); Willyworld Studio, Hollywood Hills, CA (04/18/2006-04/25/2006).
Editors: Bill Airey Smith; Seth Presant.
Photographers: Randee St. Nicholas; Randee Saint Nicholas.
Arrangers: George Benson ; John Burk; Al Jarreau; Patrice Rushen; Marcus Miller; Joe Turano; Mike Broening; Bill Airey Smith; Freddie Ravel; Myron Chandler; Larry E. Williams; Randy Waldman; Rex Rideout; Seth Presant; Barry J. Eastmond; Charles Paakkari.
Professional Reviews
JazzTimes (p.91) - "There's plenty of Jarreau's world-famous vocal tricks, which include tongue-clicking, chest-beating and plenty of crazed scatting."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.95) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Benson's fretboard dexterity and melodic invention reveal a musical sensibility fully intact."
Disc 1
1 Breezin'
2 Mornin'
3 'Long Come Tutu - (featuring Herbie Hancock)
4 God Bless the Child
5 Summer Breeze
6 All I Am
7 Ordinary People
8 Let It Rain
9 Givin' It Up For Love
10 Every Time You Go Away
11 Four
12 Don't Start No Schtuff
13 Bring It on Home to Me
Product Attributes
Artist Benson,George
Label Concord Jazz
Music Format Compact Disc

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