Songs and Stories is the latest in a long line of excellent recordings from jazz legend George Benson. His guitar and vocal work remain topnotch with the passage of years and his creative approach on this collection reveals him to be in top form.
The guest artists accompanying George Benson are well-known to those who love listening to good jazz. Greg Phillinganes and David Paich are the keyboardists, Jubu plays guitar as does Lee Ritenour, Patti Austin is one of the vocalists. Other well-known guest artists are in this project as well, and each artist gives fine performances whether in solo or group format.
There are 12 songs in this memorable collection. Among the songs are found "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," "Family Reunion," "Show Me The Love," "A Telephone Call Away," "Someday We'll All Be Free," "Nuthin' But A Party," "Come In From The Cold," the imaginative "Exotica" by Marcus Miller, "Rainy Night In Georgia," "One Like You," "Living In High Definition," and "Sailing" by Christopher Cross. Each song enchants and draws the listener into its intricate jazz motifs.
If you like George Benson, this is definitely a CD collection you will want to have in your home library, as a gift for friend, and to have your local librarian order for the public library patrons. Totally enjoyable, this is George Benson at his finest. Highly recommended. Nice & easy. Perfect listening experience.