George Benson: Tenderly (1989)

benson tenderlyBy Scott Goldfine

Longtime George Benson fans will be thrilled with his new LP. After more than a decade of recording mostly pop fodder, this guitarist/singer has returned to his roots with an intimate set of traditional, acoustic-based jazz. He still favors singing too much, but it’s more tolerable in a jazz setting.

Key cuts: the Beatles’ “Here, There and Everywhere” and the instrumental “Stella by Starlight.”


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