George Benson – Beyond The Blue Horizon (Full Album)

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Beyond the Blue Horizon is a 1971 studio album by American jazz guitarist George Benson. It was his first album released by CTI and included organist Clarence Palmer, drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Ron Carter, and percussionists Michael Cameron and Albert Nicholson.

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 5 stars and stated “A must-hear for all aficionados of Benson’s guitar.”

“Four decades separate the original release of the album and this reissue, but it’s still plainly obvious that Beyond The Blue Horizon is beyond what most instrumentalists ever achieve, and one of the crowning jewels in Benson’s discography.” – Dan Bilawsky/AllAboutJazz.



Track listing:
1. “So What” (Miles Davis) 9:21
2. “The Gentle Rain” (Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey) 9:15
3. “All Clear” (George Benson) 5:29
4. “Ode to a Kudu” (George Benson) 3:48
5. “Somewhere in the East” (George Benson) 6:11

George Benson – guitar
Clarence Palmer – Hammond organ
Ron Carter – double bass, electric cello
Jack DeJohnette – drums
Michael Cameron – percussion
Albert Nicholson – percussion


Released: May 1971
Recorded: February 2–3, 1971
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Length: 34:04
Label: CTI
Producer: Creed Taylor (LP 1971); Didier C. Deutsch (CD 1987)