Benson, George

Columbia, 2006CD
Instrument: GUITAR

Issue: 12.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: George was primarily a guitarist when he started. In fact he was one of the best on the scene influenced by Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell to name a few. After the studios discovered him, he was encouraged to sing. This was at first marketing and George initially scatted and sang along with his melodies. Over time his voice became as prominent as his guitar. The Essential collection has all of his best songs singing, scatting strumming while making hits. George has his own signature sound and it places him among the elite in jazz, pop and R&B circles.


Publicist: SONY BMG Music Entertainment