Thursday, September 29, 2016

George Benson plays jazz at The Casa Caribe

Although George Benson was 30 years old when he recorded this date, he was still far from the commercial fortune and success that would come with albums such as Breezin', Weekend In L.A. and most of all Give Me The Night. He was nonetheless already a jazz artist with a gifted touch. This live session recorded on a Sunday afternoon at the New Jersey Club Casa Caribe in 1973, is probably his last jazz date until his comeback in 1989 with the Big Boss Band Album (featuring the ex-Count Basie Band). Benson's playing is in excellent form, delivering a stunning series of standards. The rhythm session here is also top quality, with pianist Mickey Tucker (previously with Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey and Junior Cook), bassist George Duvivier (who recorded with Bud Powell and Lester Young) and drummer Al Harewood, member of the former US3, trio of Horace Parlan and companion of Blue Note stars Grant Green.

Source :

George Benson
Live at Casa Caribe


Cd. 1

1 Love for Sale (Porter)  14:23
2 The Masquerade Is Over (Magidson, Wrubel)  9:32
3 There Will Never Be Another You (Gordon, Warren)  10:53
4 All Blues (Davis)  12:51
5 Witchcraft (Coleman, Leigh)  10:42
6 Blue Bossa (Dorham)  10:33


Cd. 2

1 Oleo (Rollins)  10:29
2 Lil' Darlin' (Hefti)  11:11
3 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern)  8:59
4 Invitation (Kaper, Webster)  10:55
5 Love Walked In (Gershwin, Gershwin)  13:33
6 Dahlin's Delight (Benson, Duvivier, Tucker)  6:43


George Benson - g & voc
Mickey Tucker - p
George Duvivier - b
Al Harewood - dr

Recorded at the Casa Caribe Club, Plainfield, New Jersey ; April 1973


jazzfriend said...

Gracias Melanchthon, exelente guitarrista, me encanta esta etapa de la carrera de George.

Gran aporte, saludos desde Chile.

Anonymous said...

Thanks again. Great quality downloads, excellent artwork. Good taste.

poppachubby said...

This looks tremendous.

sub26nico said...

I can't extract the album,
wrong password,
can you send me it please.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel! This looks like a fun one.

Chris Doering said...

I'd love to hear this -- if you could re-upload it?

Melanchthon said...

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

Mikel Hal said...

Moltes Gracies

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Melanchthon said...

"All the Things You are", "There will Never be Another You" & "Witchcraft" are really oustanding...

Rodney said...

Thank you, Mel.

rowgatien said...

Nice! Thanks very much.

christophe said...

Bonjour et merci.

N'importe quoi le commentaire du plumitif sur Amazon : ce n'est en rien la dernière date jazz de Benson, il suffit d'écouter les albums CTI de 73 -76 et celui avec Joe Farrell en 76. Mais sans doute que le gars a une définition très restrictive ce qu'est du jazz ! PAs moi.

hcb said...

As always, many thanks, sir.

Brush&Stick said...

Beautiful stuff and wonderful to have in its complete form! Thanks so much!

Axel.T. said...

Thanks a million for this one as I haven't seen it before.
Best to you,

Otis Foster said...

I lost this in a crash and was unsure if I would ever see it again, so thanks melanchthon

Kovina Kris said...

I'm curious to hear this. Thank you!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Starchild said...

I'm really looking forward to listening to this one. Thanks Mel!