Results for "Breezin'"
Featuring the music of George Benson (with Carlos Santana)
by C. Michael Bailey
Maybe the big daddy of smooth jazz, George Benson's Breezin' reemerges as a great period piece and microscope lens focussed on the mid-1970s. Breezin' was the one of the first jazz recordings I purchased. The year was 1976 and I was a junior in high school. The LP (this was 1976, remember) struck me as being ...
by Mark Corroto
Thanks to George Benson sometime in 1977 I became a jazz fan. I'm not sure how I stumbled upon his release Breezin', maybe it was its triple-platinum sales or maybe its three Grammy awards. Nonetheless, this Bruce Springsteen rock fan fell for Benson's bluesy guitar sound and wordless vocals. I was also listening to Chuck Mangione ...