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    George Benson 2 | Jazz Guitar Lesson


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    About the Jazz Guitarist's Signature Series: Each lesson explores the improvisational style of an influential artist within the history of jazz guitar. This is done through a short transcribed phrase, most likely played over a reoccurring harmonic cadence (eg. II-V-I).

    A versatile musician, George Benson is the recipient of 10 Grammys in the jazz and r&b genres and has recorded dozens of albums for Columbia, Verve, CTI, A&M, and Concord. His "Breezing" recording for Warner Bros. in 1976 achieved triple platinum sales.

    Benson's discography features some of the finest instrumentalists from the latter half of the 20th century. He has recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Benny Goodman, Quincy Jones, Chet Atkins, McCoy Tyner and the Count Basie Orchestra to name just a few. His fluid swinging lines on guitar are studied by every serious straight ahead jazz guitarist. Due to his intricate combination of octaves in combination with other intervals when soloing, it has often been said that Benson picked up where Wes Montgomery left off.