Archive for marraskuu 7th, 2011

07/11/2011

George Benson – cool crossover and nice guitar

George Benson’s track Breezin’ must be one of the most successful cases of a Jazz-artist crossing over into the Pop realm. The track grooves and the music seems to flow effortlessly – magic.

I always fancied his guitar, too. The classic Ibanez George Benson -model (GB-10) was the first electric guitar I ever picked up and played at my local guitar shop in the late Seventies. It was one of the models that proved that a Japanese guitar could really be a quality instrument. An excellent scaled-down take on the classic jazz guitar format.