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"All the Things You Are"

“All the Things You Are”: West Coast Jazz from … Hank Garland?

Fascinating to consider that Mr. “Sugarfoot Rag” himself, Hank Garland, would go on later to record one of the smoothest, coolest West Coast modern jazz albums — in fact, the very same one that inspired George Benson.  Check out the kick-off tune: “All the Things You Are“ Hank Garland Quartet

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“Jaguar”: George Benson, Most Exciting New Guitarist

Not sure if you’ve heard of George Benson, but apparently he’s new and very exciting: “Jaguar“ George Benson (1966) As it turns out, he’s not new:  this original instrumental is from 1966 album, It’s Uptown With The George Benson Quartet.  But he’s still exciting to listen to nearly fifty years

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