George Benson: Being With You


Being With You


George Benson (guitars)


In Your Eyes (Collectibles 7731)

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George Benson (guitars), Jon Faddis (trumpet), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Michael Brecker (tenor sax), David Sanborn (alto sax),

Harry Lookofsky, alto saxophone; and others


Recorded: 1978


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

By 1983, when this record was released, Benson was a pop star facing all of the responsibilities of meeting with continued success (at the very least). And because of this, Im sure, here were hearing George in six-figure, studio production.

But on this tune (written by my friend, drummer Omar Hakim), George channels his jazz guitar persona. His guitar sings this melody and I believe every word, along with every amazing fill-in between the melody! On his solo he exploits all his powers, and by the melody out it should be clear that although hes moved on, we should always welcome him when he wants to visit.

Reviewer: Bobby Broom


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