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It's Uptown


Download links and information about It's Uptown by George Benson Quartet. This album was released in 1966 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:00:38 minutes.

Artist: George Benson Quartet
Release date: 1966
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:00:38
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No. Title Length
1. Clockwise (featuring George Benson) 4:27
2. Summertime (featuring Dorothy Heyward) 2:23
3. Ain't That Peculiar 2:55
4. Jaguar 2:54
5. Willow Weep for Me 7:46
6. A Foggy Day 2:39
7. Hello Birdie 3:58
8. Bullfight 3:45
9. Stormy Weather 2:17
10. Eternally 4:03
11. Myna Bird Blues 4:34
12. J.H. Bossa Nova 3:09
13. Clockwise (Alternate Take) 4:56
14. Eternally (Short Version) 2:43
15. Sideman (featuring George Benson, Lonnie Smith) 4:46
16. Minor Chant (featuring George Benson, Lonnie Smith) 3:23



While George Benson's solid jazz reputation supposedly rests on his early John Hammond-produced Columbia albums, one listen to this disc will reveal that his interests roamed widely from the beginning. Yes, there is plenty of straightforward bop playing here, with Benson stretching his technical chops on "Hello Birdie" and "Myna Bird Blues" and ruminating thoughtfully on "Willow Weep for Me." But Benson also had an interest in quasi-rock & roll, producing Wes-like octaves on "Young Jaguar," and some Bo Diddley-in-Spain rhythm chording on "Bullfight." The young Benson sounds pure and mellifluous on three vocal numbers, the basic elements of his later successes mostly in place. Yet Benson's backing combo doesn't click on all cylinders; Lonnie Smith is reliable on organ but Ronnie Cuber's blunt baritone sax is rather cumbersome here. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi