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GEORGE BENSON INTERVIEWED (2010): King for the night

GEORGE BENSON INTERVIEWED (2010): King for the night

Just the thought of it amuses George Benson and he lets go a low chuckle: he'd recently found a tape of himself at age seven playing ukulele. “This was before I started playing guitar, and I was singing Mona Lisa. You know, I think you'll hear that because we'll play a bit of that before our concert. It'll knock your socks off....

TAL FARLOW (1921- 1998): Fading, like notes in the breeze

TAL FARLOW (1921- 1998): Fading, like notes in the breeze

It is a very curious thing that as pop and rock music -- which never used to argue for longevity -- are constantly excavating their pasts and delivering collections of their most minor or ephemeral talents, that jazz --- which Leonard Feather famously called "the classical music of the 20th century" -- is letting many of finest...

Gabor Szabo: Breezin' (1969)

Gabor Szabo: Breezin' (1969)

The Hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo -- often described as a gypsy musician -- was a sophisticated player and composer, as witnessed by those who had success covering his material, not the least Carlos Santana who picked up Szabo's Gypsy Queen. Szabo studied at Berklee in Boston, played at Newport and in the early Sixties was in Chico...

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