George Benson: Big Boss Band (1990)

benson big boss bandBy Scott Goldfine

Veteran singer/guitarist George Benson enlists the support of the Count Basie Orchestra on “Big Boss Band.” This LP continues Benson’s refreshing change of course, first evidenced by last year’s “Tenderly” album, into the realm of old standards.

Having relegated his guitar to mere backup status, Benson seems intent on becoming today’s answer to Nat King Cole.

GRADE: C+

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