In Concert-Carnegie Hall

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In Concert-Carnegie Hall
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Live album by
RecordedJanuary 11, 1975
VenueCarnegie Hall, New York City
ProducerCreed Taylor
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In Concert-Carnegie Hall is a live album by American guitarist George Benson featuring a performance recorded at Carnegie Hall in 1975 and released on the CTI label in 1976.[1] The CD reissue added one bonus track and reordered the selections as presented in concert.


The Allmusic review states " this is a solid "live" effort with Benson cooking on all burners... In retrospect, listening to this record in the 21st century, it's difficult to imagine Benson making the switch from a classy guitar firebrand to a pop star so quickly".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by George Benson except as indicated
  1. Introduction - 1:17 Bonus track on CD reissue
  2. "Take Five" (Paul Desmond) - 5:37
  3. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 7:24
  4. "Gone" - 10:28
  5. "Sky Dive" (Freddie Hubbard) - 6:57 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "Octane" - 10:16
  • Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City by David Hewitt on the Record Plant Remote Truck <Record Plant Log>on January 11, 1975 with overdubs added at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey in 1976




  1. ^ Payne, D. CTI Records discography accessed February 28, 2012
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed February 28, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 23. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.