As my career has progressed, I’ve had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn’t change my desire to entertain folks. That’s really who I am.
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I listen to other guitar players, yeah. It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up.
|Birth:||22nd March, 1943|
|Profession:||Guitarist, Lyricist, Singer|
George Benson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. He uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt. He launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. His album Breezin' was certified triple-platinum, hitting no. 1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. His albums list shown below: In Your Eyes, Guitar Man, Beyond the Blue Horizon, Absolute Benson, 20/20, In Flight, The George Benson Cookbook, Pacific Fire, and The Best of George Benson. A ten-time Grammy Award winner, he has produced 36 full-length studio albums and 50 singles throughout an illustrious career.
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