Editors’ Notes This guitarist's late-'60s bands with organist Dr. Lonnie Smith offer a combination of hard-bop swing and fusion energy, as with the fiery solos and cool poise on “Ready and Able.” Covering The Beatles' Abbey Road, Benson's chill virtuosity is inescapable, as he blends smooth jazz, snazzy big-band instrumentation, and uptempo funk on “Something / Octopus's Garden / The End.”

SONG
ALBUM
Never Give Up On a Good Thing
4:04
 
Ready and Able
3:31
 
Something / Octopus's Garden / The End
6:21
 
Brazilian Stomp
5:35
 
Affirmation
6:59
 
Everything Must Change
8:06
 
6:05
 
Willow Weep for Me
7:32
 
Moody's Mood
3:24
 
Dinorah, Dinorah
3:43
 
4:08
 
Shiver
5:17
 
Shadow Dancers
4:44
 
Clockwise
4:27
 
Johnnie Lee
5:36
 
What's New? (Alternate Take 2)
5:28
 
Take the "A" Train
4:12
 
7:06
 
Shape of Things to Come
5:14
 
God Bless the Child (feat. Jill Scott)
3:39
 
2:53
 
I Got a Woman
4:58
 
Ode to a Kudu
3:46
 

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