George Benson Beyond The Blue Horizon on 180g Import LP from Speakers Corner
George Benson was the pupil and Wes Montgomery his teacher! And the sound of the great maestro, who played without the use of a plectrum, is quite unmistakable in this recording produced by CTI Records with George Benson in 1971. Furthermore, producer Creed Taylor showed good judgment when he teamed Benson up with a small yet supremely talented group of musicians that included Jack DeJohnette on the drums, Ron Carter on bass and Clarence Palmer on organ.
Carter and Benson had met one another briefly during a Miles Davis recording session, but there the drummer was Tony Williams. Here, with DeJohnette participating, the numbers gain real soul. But the lyrical side doesn’t come up short either: "Ode To A Kudu" demonstrates this particular attribute of Benson’s to perfection. And "Somewhere To The East" proves that he isn’t afraid to experiment. All in all, Beyond The Blue Horizon is one of the top albums in George Benson’s long and commercially viable career!
- George Benson (guitar)
- Jack De Johnette (drums)
- Ron Carter (bass)
- Clarence Palmer (organ)
- Michael Cameron (percussion)
- Albert Nicholson (percussion)
George Benson Beyond The Blue Horizon Track Listing:
1. So What
2. The Gentle Rain
3. All Clear
4. Ode To a Kudu
5. Somewhere In the East