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Benson & Farrell
George Benson, Joe Farrell
Benson & Farrell
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: George Benson, Joe Farrell
Title: Benson & Farrell
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Smooth Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074644416923

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Leaves you hungry for more
Mr. Morrison Thomas | France | 11/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this music on vinyl at a friends in the 80's. I had to have a copy then, but at the time could not find one, as the album was already out of print. When, by curiosity a few weeks ago, I found that this album by CTI had been reissued on CD, I had to have a copy, at any price (or almost...). When the CD came, I listened to it almost every day in the car, and it brightened my day.

Reading the liner notes one learns that George Benson and the late Joe Farrell recorded this music in just a few days, and that it was more to boost Joe's popularity whilst having George fulfill contractual obligations than anything else. But that didn't work, because someone or some thing more powerful decided that a fantastic, but short album would be the result, and what music. Joe and George fit like like hand in glove on 5 great songs. They are backed up by the likes of Will Lee (on electric bass) and Andy Newmark (on drums...). The result is fabulous. This music is positive, sunny music, and you feel good when you listen too it.

I can only find 2 faults. 1, that there are only 5 tracks recorded (one is hungry for more...), and 2, that a follow up was never made, such a shame. My favourite track is the 4th, "Rolling Home". The music is sweet and easy going, yet has a haunting effect that I can't better explain. The best thing is to get a copy of this CD and judge for yourself ;-).

Flute song ! ! ! !
sergio chavez | monterrey, n.l., mx. | 04/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Grabado en Van Gelder Studios durante marzo y septiembre de 1976 bajo los arreglos de David Matthews y producido por Creed Taylor en este disco acompañan a estos dos grandes musicos, Don Grolnick en el piano, will lee y gary king en el bajo, andy newmark en la bateria, eric gale y el gran steve khan en la guitarra entre otros, abren el disco con flute song excelente melodia demostrando un gran dueto y gran calidad interpretativa, pasando despues a Beyond the ozone donde interviene steve khan y nicky marrero, disco fenomenal, este disco lo tengo en vinil dentro de mi coleccion en la seccion de jazz ............benson & farrell cool ! ! !"