Track: Giblet Gravy
CD: Giblet Gravy
Artist: George Benson
At the time of this session – not his first, but certainly his best so far – George Benson was only 25 and had just recorded a few tracks with Miles Davis.
With two of the latter’s sidemen in the rhythm section of this 12 piece band, the rising guitar star from Pittsburgh carves a typically groovy and efficient tune, with the help of a skillful arranger.
The relaxed swinging horn riffs are a perfect cradle for a magnificently built guitar solo that gathers momentum and speed as it develops, alternating crystal clear single lines and tightly knit chords that will become some of Benson’s trademarks.
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George Benson: guitar, composition
Eric Gale: guitar
Herbie Hancock: piano
Ron Carter: bass
Billy Cobham: drums
Johnny Pacheco: congas
Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, Jimmy Owens: trumpets
Alan Raph: bass trombone
Pepper Adams: baritone sax
Tom McIntosh: arranger, conductor
Giblet Gravy was released in 1968 by Verve