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Bensonite by Galen Weston

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Album Title: Plugged In
Label: Blujazz Productions
Released: 2015


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It's ahite to be a Bensonite. Give me the Bensonite.....

About the Album

“Bensonite” is a nod to one of Weston’s main jazz guitar influences. An infectious groover colored by Lazar’s churning percussion work, it has Horner dealing on electric piano, affecting a ‘70s Herbie Hancock Headhunters vibe as Weston delivers some of his most impassioned licks. This energetic number closes with a lively batucada jam that has the sound of cuica mingling with sordu, repinique, tamborim and assorted Brazilian percussion. “The core of this piece started with George Benson in mind but I think I morphed during the process to a bit of Larry Carlton style,” says Weston. “It’s a fun song to play, particularly the samba outro.

Track Listing

Funk Opus #2; Song for Daphne; Bensonite; The Yellow Guitar; Rose Garden; Country; Galen's Vice - A Tribute to the 80s; Austin; Tasteless; Like Someone in Love; Late and Never; Rock Jam.


Additional Personnel

Galen Weston: guitar; David Woodhead; bass; Al Cross: drums; Simeon Abbott: keyboards (1); Matt Horner: piano; Richard Underhill: saxophone; Rick Shadrach Lazar: percussion; Lenka Lichtenberg: vocals.


Date featured

September 1, 2015

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