George Benson (g), Mickey Tucker (p), George Duvivier (b), Al Harewood (d)
Bar code: 5706238309490
Although probably originally released only semi-legally (since guitarist George Benson was at the time signed to CTI), this live set finds Benson really stretching out and sounding at his best. Joined by pianist Mickey Tucker, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Al Harewood for seven straight-ahead standards, the guitarist takes long solos on "Love for Sale," "There Will Never Be Another You" and "All Blues" (all of which are over 10 minutes long). One wishes that Benson, having become famous, would still allow himself the luxury to stretch out like this now and then.
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
01. All Blues (Miles Davis) 9:36
02. Invitation (Kaper-Webster) 12:24
03. Love for Sale (Cole Porter) 13:33
04. All the Things You Are (Kern-Hammerstein) 8:30
05. There Will Never Be Another You (Warren-Gordon) 10:21
06. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) 10:08
07. Witchcraft (Coleman-Leight) 14:00
George Benson (guitar), Mickey Tucker (piano), George Duvivier (bass), Al Harewood (drums).
Recorded live at Casa Caribe, Plainfield, New Jersey, on April 29, 1973
Sound engineer: Greg Lane
Producer: Frederick Lincoln-Giurty
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