George Benson

Why playing fast shouldn’t matter

Playing guitar fast
Speed thrills, but you shouldn’t obsess over clocking a hundred miles per hour with your fingers.

Interview with George Benson—Absolutely Famous

This interview was originally published in 2010. Anyone interested in jazz guitar has undoubtedly come across Cookbook, Benson Burner, and It's Uptown, an extraordinary triumvirate of mid 60's albums. These recordings represented the peak of jazz guitar playing at the time, clearly establishing a young George Benson as the most exciting guitarist to emerge on the scene since Wes Montgomery. Ten...