Posted on: May 28th, 2018 9:41 am
Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s playing soul jazz with the likes of Jack McDuff. Benson then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. This one-time child prodigy topped the Billboard 200 in 1976 with the triple-platinum album, Breezin’, He was also a major live attraction in the UK during the 1980s and continues to attract a large following today.
Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.
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