George Benson – In Your Eyes (1983) – Lp
George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.
Artist: George Benson
Title: In Your Eyes
Label: Warner Bros. Records
In search of more platinum, Benson turned to one-time Atlantic Records ace producer Arif Mardin for support. Yet Mardin‘s best days seemed to be behind him, as this mostly routine package of period R&B backbeats, synthesizer rhythm tracks, and love songs indicates. Any competent soul vocalist could have fit in comfortably here. For jazz fans, Benson‘s albums at this point became a search for buried treasure, for his guitar time was extremely limited. But when you do encounter a Benson solo, hang on tight. “Love Will Come Again,” otherwise a routine soul bumper, concludes with a magnificent solo in octaves that Wes Montgomery would have envied, breathtaking in its economy and swing. Also, check out the instrumental “In Search of a Dream” for proof that George Benson could still burn.
1. Feel Like Making Love (4:25)
2. Inside Love (So Personal) (5:15)
3. Lady Love Me (One More Time) (4:00)
4. Love Will Come Again (5:44)
1. In Your Eyes (3:21)
2. Never To Far To Fall (4:05)
3. Being With You (3:53)
4. Use Me (4:23)
5. Late At Night (3:36)
6. In Search Of A Dream (4:58)