Benson Masquerade

George Benson - Masquerade (1973)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 23, 2016
George Benson - Masquerade (1973)

George Benson - Masquerade (1973)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 47 min | 117 MB
Label: Magnum | Rel:1973

George Benson displays virtuosity on guitar and vocals on four powerful traditional jazz tracks. The CD kicks off with a compelling version of "Love for Sale," a straight jazz dynamo featuring long solos and a torrid tempo. A laid-back rendition of "The Masquerade Is Over" (not to be confused with his later pop hit "This Masquerade") features, as the other three songs do, a long, tantalizing guitar solo from Benson. "There Will Never Be Another You" is a ferocious swing piece propelled by Benson's lightning-fast fingering. "All Blues" closes the CD on a dark, moody note; its highlights are a fluid standup bass player and a slow-rolling tempo punctuated by sharp drum kicks and timely snare and brush play. Purists who dismissed Benson's commercial recordings will find a place in their CD cabinet for this masterpiece. No frills, just fiery jazz at its best. Originally released in 1973.
George Benson - The George Benson Collection (U.S. pressing) (1981) {Warner Bros.}

George Benson - The George Benson Collection (U.S. pressing) (1981) {Warner Bros.}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 422 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 166 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz

The George Benson Collection is the 1981 compilation album by American jazz guitarist and singer George Benson. When released on CD, it omitted a song from the vinyl and cassette pressing, "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" as compact discs were unable to hold any more than 74 minutes at the time. It could fit now but it's not here. Thank you.

George Benson - George Benson (1973)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 8, 2016
George Benson - George Benson (1973)

George Benson - George Benson (1973)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 283 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 46 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Fusion | Signal #SIGNAL 50645

Simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history, George Benson is an amazingly versatile musician, whose adept skills find him crossing easily between straight-ahead jazz, smooth jazz, and contemporary R&B. Blessed with supreme taste, a beautiful, rounded guitar tone, terrific speed, a marvelous sense of logic in building solos, and, always, an unquenchable urge to swing, Benson's inspirations may have been Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery, but his style is completely his own. Not only can he play lead brilliantly, he is also one of the best rhythm guitarists around, supportive to soloists and a dangerous swinger…

George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1995)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 19, 2016
George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1995)

George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bros., 9362-46050-2 | ~ 375 or 138 Mb | Scans(png) -> 65 Mb
Jazz-funk, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop

Unlike Collection, Warner Bros.' second George Benson compilation Best of George Benson only draws from the label's own catalog, so by definition it is a less representative sampler. And even then, it does not give a thorough overview of Benson's 17-year tenure at Warner Bros…

George Benson - Original Album Series (2009) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 10, 2016
George Benson - Original Album Series (2009) Repost

George Benson - Original Album Series (2009)
EAC | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Warner Bros./Rhino Records, 8122 79836 5 | ~ 556 Mb | Scans(png) -> 268 Mb
Jazz-funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

This particular Original Album Classics release contains five albums issued by George Benson through the Warner Bros. label: Breezin' (1976), Weekend in L.A. (1977), Give Me the Night (1980), Tenderly (1989), and Big Boss Band (1990). This is a rather arbitrary assortment; Benson made several other significant albums during the span covered here, and the stylistic differences between the earliest and latest sets are stark…

George Benson - Original Album Series {2009) [5CDs] {Rhino}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 9, 2015
George Benson - Original Album Series {2009) [5CDs] {Rhino}

George Benson - Original Album Series {2009) [5CDs] {Rhino}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.44GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Big Band

This particular Origina Album Classics release contains five albums issued by George Benson through the Warner Bros. label: Breezin' (1976), Weekend in L.A. (1977), Give Me the Night (1980), Tenderly (1989), and Big Boss Band (1990). This is a rather arbitrary assortment; Benson made several other significant albums during the span covered here, and the stylistic differences between the earliest and latest sets are stark.
George Benson - Breezin' (1976) [Audio Fidelity '2014] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

George Benson - Breezin' (1976) [Audio Fidelity '2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD/DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:34 minutes | Scans included | 2,91 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 38:45 minutes | Full Scans included | 761 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 multichannel Surround sound | Audio Fidelity # AFZ5 185
George Benson: Give Me The Night - Live At Waterfront Hall (2007)

George Benson: Give Me The Night - Live At Waterfront Hall (2007)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 4 935 Kbps, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, R&B | Label: Jazz Door | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 5 Feb 2007 | Runtime: 90 min. | 4,36 GB (DVD5)

George Benson is simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history, but he is also an amazingly versatile musician, and that frustrates to no end critics who would paint him into a narrow bop box. He can play in just about any style from swing to bop to R&B to pop with supreme taste, a beautiful rounded tone, terrific speed, a marvelous sense of logic in building solos, and, always, an unquenchable urge to swing. His inspirations may have been Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery and he can do dead-on impressions of both but his style is completely his own. Not only can he play lead brilliantly, he is also one of the best rhythm guitarists around, supportive to soloists and a dangerous swinger, particularly in a soul-jazz format.
George Benson - Breezin' (1976/2005) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

George Benson - Breezin' (1976/2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:50 minutes | 632 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The 1976 triple-platinum album by 10X Grammy Winner George Benson marked the beginning of the guitarist and singer most successful commercial period. The album garnered 4 Grammys, including Best-Engineered Album, Non Classical and “Record of the Year” for the massive hit (and Leon Russell cover) “This Masquerade,” which topped the Pop, Jazz, and R&B charts.

George Benson - The Art Of Jazz Guitar (2006) [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by groovebeat at March 10, 2012
George Benson - The Art Of Jazz Guitar (2006) [Repost]

George Benson - The Art Of Jazz Guitar (2006)
DVD5 | MPEG2 @ 7 Mbit/s | 720x480 | AC3 Stereo @ 192 Kbit/s 48 KHz | 4.09 GB
Genre: Jazz Guitar Lessons | Label: Hot Licks | Language: English

Eight-time Grammy-winner George Benson covers chord substitutions, turnarounds, the Wes Montgomery style, and more. He demonstrates his signature scat-style singing on the groundbreaking This Masquerade and soloing over the famous On Broadway vamp. Also included are several virtuoso solo jazz and blues guitar performances by Benson himself—further proof, if it were needed, of his total mastery of jazz guitar.