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   Tell It Like It Is. In Flight



Год издания : 1969/1976

Компания звукозаписи : A&M, Warner Bros., (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop

Время звучания : 1:11:21

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Guitar)      

2 LP on 1 CD

## 1 - 11. 'Tell It Like It Is', A&M, (3*), 1969

Trying to shake things up, producer Creed Taylor brought in arranger Marty Sheller from Mongo Santamaria's Afro-Cuban band, reduced the sizes of the servings (no track is longer than 3:45), cranked up the decibels to a raucous level, and presented Benson in what he hoped would be a radio-friendly setting. The wonder is that Benson manages to transcend the blasting Latin-percussion-spiced production, the tight time limits, and all with often brilliantly tasty guitar fills and brief solos in many styles and three reverb-heavy vocals. The most attractive - and most frustrating - track is Eumir Deodato's lovely "Jackie, All;" George states the tune twice and just as he starts a beautiful solo, the faders go down at the 2:15 mark! Damn. Worth hearing despite the long production knives.

- Richard S. Ginell (All Music Guide)

## 12 - 17. 'In Flight', Warner, (3*), 1976

In the wake of "This Masquerade," and the balance of power now shifts for the first time toward Benson's suddenly marketable voice; four of the six tracks are vocals. By this time, Benson was tailoring his tenor toward soulful pitch-bending a la Stevie Wonder on tunes as diverse as "Nature Boy" and "The World Is A Ghetto," and the unison scatting with the guitar that caught fire with the public on "Masquerade" is now pulled out whenever possible. Benson's backing band from Breezin', still set in its funk mode, is intact, and Claus Ogerman again contributes gentle orchestral cushions. The two instrumentals, particularly Donny Hathaway's "Valdez In The Country," prove that Benson remained a brilliantly inventive melodist on guitar, in full possession of his powers. Yet there is every indication here that Benson was set upon becoming primarily a pop star.

- Richard S. Ginell (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Angel Allende (Percussion, Conga)
Arthur Clarke (Saxophone)
Bob Bushnell (Bass)
Bobby Porcelli (Flute, Saxophone)
Gerald Jemmott (Bass)
Harvey Mason Sr. (Drums)
Hubert Laws (Saxophone)
Jerome Richardson (Flute, Saxophone)
Jerry Dodgion (Flute)
Jerry Jemmott (Bass)
Jim Fielder (Bass)
Joe Henderson (Saxophone)
Johnny Pacheco (Percussion, Conga)
Jorge Dalto (Keyboards)
Leo Morris (Drums)
Lew Soloff (Trumpet)
Paul Alicea (Percussion)
Phil Upchurch (Bass, Guitar)
Ralph MacDonald (Percussion)
Richard Tee (Piano)
Rodger Grant (Piano)
Ronnie Foster (Keyboards, Piano)
Sonny Fortune (Saxophone)
Stanley Banks (Bass)


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   1 Soul Limbo         0:03:28  
   2 Are You Happy         0:02:34  
   3 Tell It Like It Is     T       0:02:54  
   4 Land Of 1000 Dances         0:02:51  
   5 Jackie, All         0:02:20  
   6 Don't Cha Hear Me Callin' To Ya         0:03:19  
   7 Water Brother         0:02:11  
   8 My Woman's Good To Me         0:03:17 Sutton
   9 Jama Joe         0:03:52  
   10 My Cherie Amour     T       0:03:33  
   11 Out In The Cold Again         0:02:42  
   12 Nature Boy         0:06:03 Ahbez
   13 The Wind And I         0:05:09 Foster
   14 The World Is A Getto         0:09:48 Allen / Brown / Dickerson / Jordan / Miller / Oskar / Scott
   15 Gonna Love You More         0:04:40 Albert
   16 Valdez In The Country         0:04:30 Hathaway
   17 Everything Must Change         0:08:10 Ighner

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