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Givin It Up (2006) - Grammy Winner!

Artist: George Benson
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Format: CD
Sku: 203061110
UPC: 888072231627
UPC 14: 00888072231627
Release Date: 10/24/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Breezin' ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
2. Mornin' ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
3. 'Long Come Tutu - (featuring Herbie Hancock) ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
4. God Bless the Child ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
5. Summer Breeze ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
6. All I Am ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
7. Ordinary People ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
8. Let It Rain ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
9. Givin' It Up For Love ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
10. Every Time You Go Away ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
11. Four ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
12. Don't Start No Schtuff ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
13. Bring It on Home to Me ~ George Benson (Guitar)/Al Jarreau
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").

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Al Schmitt.
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Editors: Bill Airey Smith; Seth Presant.
Muze PNote Photographers: Randee St. Nicholas; Randee Saint Nicholas.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: John Burk; Marcus Miller; Chris Dunn; Michael Broening; Gregg Field; Larry E. Williams; Barry J. Eastmond; John Burk

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

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Herbie Hancock
Muze Guest Artist Paul McCartney
Muze Guest Artist Jill Scott
Muze Guest Artist Chris Botti
Muze Guest Artist Patti Austin
Muze Guest Artist Patrice Rushen
Muze Guest Artist Stanley Clarke

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Muze Music Compilations Prestige Profiles
Muze Music Compilations Great American Songbook Collection
Muze Music Compilations Essential Kenny G
Muze Music Compilations Shine
Muze Music Compilations Jill Scott Collaborations
Muze Music Compilations Standard
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Jazz Number Ones
Muze Music Compilations Hound Dog:leiber Stoller Collection
Muze Music Compilations 6 String Theory
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:kenny G
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection Of Sensous Smooth
Muze Music Compilations Forever For Always For Luther
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection
Muze Music Compilations Essential 3.0
Muze Music Compilations Grp 30:Digital Master Company 30Th An
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Jazz No 1 Hits
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Associated Artists and Works

Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole ~ Benson, George (Saxophone)
Klugh, Earl
McDuff, Jack
Original Soundtrack
Smith, Lonnie

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/24/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7223162
Music Label Name Label : Concord
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00888072231627

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)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Benson's fretboard dexterity and melodic invention reveal a musical sensibility fully intact."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Benson,George
Product attributeLabel:   Concord Jazz
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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