In Flight is a 1977 studio album by George Benson and was released on the Warner Bros. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA. George Benson – lead guitar, vocals. Phil Upchurch – rhythm guitar, bass (5, 6). Stanley Banks – bass guitar (1-4). Harvey Mason – drums. Ralph MacDonald – percussion. Ronnie Foster – electric piano, Minimoog. Jorge Dalto – clavinet, acoustic piano. Claus Ogerman – orchestra arrangements & conductor. Producer – Tommy LiPuma. Assistant Producer – Noel Newbolt.
George Benson - In Flight (1976). Songs in album George Benson - In Flight (1976).
George Benson - GONNA LOVE YOU MORE 4:46. George Benson - Nature Boy 4:14. George Benson - The Wind and I 5:16. The World Is A Ghetto - George Benson - from the Lp In Flight 1977 9:46. George Benson Everything Must Change 8:08. GEORGE BENSON Valdez In The Country 4:31. highpower, SJH, DAVE-I.
Benson's backing band from Breezin', still set in its funk mode, is intact, and Claus Ogerman again contributes gentle orchestral cushions. The two instrumentals, particularly Donny Hathaway's "Valdez in the Country," prove that Benson remained a brilliantly inventive melodist on guitar, in full possession of his powers. Yet there is every indication here that Benson was set upon becoming primarily a pop star.
In Flight is a 1977 studio album by George Benson and was released on the Warner Bros Records label It was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Phil Upchurch – rhythm guitar, bass 5, 6. Stanley Banks – bass 1-4.
"American album certifications – George Benson – In Flight". Recording Industry Association of America. In Flight (Media notes). Benson followed it up with The George Benson Cookbook, with Lonnie Smith and Ronnie Cuber on baritone, Miles Davis employed Benson in the mid-1960s, featuring his guitar on Paraphernalia on his 1968 Columbia release, Miles in the Sky before going to Verve Records. Benson signed with Creed Taylors jazz label CTI Records, where he recorded albums, with jazz heavyweights guesting, to some success.
In Flight was the first time the UK public really became aware of George Benson. A former child prodigy, Benson had been recording consistently since the early 60s, breaking through by playing with organist "Brother" Jack McDuff. With his Wes Montgomery-style improvisations and unmistakable sound, Benson became one of the most respected and inventive jazz guitarists. His string of recordings for Verve and Creed Taylor’s CTI earned him a place in the hearts of many aficionados. His 1976 album, Breezin’, changed all that. Breezin’ became a surprise N. album in the US, and Warner Bros. As a result, 1977’s In Flight had four vocal performances and just two instrumentals – the highest vocal quotient of any Benson release to date. In Flight is, to all intents and purposes, the same album as Breezin’.
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Written-By – Eden Ahbez
|A2||The Wind And I
Written-By – Ronnie Foster
|A3||The World Is A Ghetto
Written-By – M. Dickerson*, C. Miller*, H. Brown*, H. Scott*, L. Oskar*, L. Jordan*, S. Allen*
|B1||Gonna Love You More
Written-By – Morris Albert
|B2||Valdez In The Country
Bass – Phil UpchurchWritten-By – Donny Hathaway
|B3||Everything Must Change
Bass – Phil UpchurchWritten-By – Bernard Ighner
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
- Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
- Recorded At – Capitol Studios
- Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – Claus Ogerman
- Art Direction, Design – Mike Doud
- Bass – Stanley Banks
- Clavinet, Piano [Acoustic] – Jorge Dalto
- Drums – Harvey Mason
- Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini-moog] – Ronnie Foster
- Engineer [Assistant] – Don Henderson
- Mastered By – Doug Sax
- Mixed By, Recorded By – Al Schmitt
- Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
- Photography By – Antonin Kratochvil, Ken Veeder
- Producer – Tommy LiPuma
- Producer [Assistant] – Noel Newbolt
- Rhythm Guitar – Phil Upchurch
- Typography – Michael Manoogian
- Vocals, Lead Guitar – George Benson
NotesCapitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester denoted by "WW" and "-------◁" etches in runouts.
Recorded and mixed at Capitol Records, Hollywood, August-November 1976.
I dedicate this album to my mother
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A (Variant 1)): BSK-1-2983 WW3 TML-S -------◁
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B (Variant 1)): BSK-2-2983 WW3 TML-S -------◁
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A (Variant 2)): BSK-1-2983 WW3 #2 TML-S -------◁
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B (Variant 2)): BSK-2-2983 WWI #2 TML-S -------◁
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A (Variant 3)): BSK-1-2983 WW3#2 TML-S -------◁
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B (Variant 3)): BSK2-2983 WW1#3 TML-S -------◁
|BSK 2983||George Benson||In Flight (LP, Album, Jac)||Warner Bros. Records||BSK 2983||US||1977|
|BSK 2983||George Benson||In Flight (LP, Album, Win)||Warner Bros. Records||BSK 2983||US||1977|
|56 327||George Benson||In Flight (LP, Album, Gat)||Warner Bros. Records||56 327||France||1977|
|M8-2983||George Benson||In Flight (8-Trk, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||M8-2983||1977|
|WB 56 327||George Benson||In Flight (LP, Album, RE)||Warner Bros. Records||WB 56 327||Germany||Unknown|