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This review is from: In Flight (Audio CD)
This album is one of the best examples of mainstream contemporary jazz I've ever heard. I would argue that this is in fact the very definition of jazz, a defining statement in its genre and time.
This recording is from the period where George was hailed by the Jazz Police as the saviour of Jazz and it is clear from the first track, "Nature Boy" that "In Flight" hasn't dated at all. The production is fantastic and the drums sound crystal clear, all of which is punctuated with Benson's startlingly original vocals. The only problem comes from the band itself which is looser than your mum on a friday night. The guitar playing is also substandard, heavy, unsoulful and totally totally rigid.
It's just jazz, but who cares?