Thursday, November 5, 2020

George Benson Spends The "Weekend In London" & John Redmon Is "Honoring Louis Armstrong"

Grammy-winning jazz great George Benson is preparing to release a new live album titled "Weekend In London" on November 13th through Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group. It was recorded during a performance in 2019 at Ronnie Scott's 250-seat jazz club. George Benson is a platinum-selling artist, whose career dates back to the late-fifties. His new fourteen track live album features many of his classic well-known songs like "Give Me The Night," "Turn Your Love Around" and "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You." Not only does Benson perform some amazing jazz numbers, but he can also deliver the blues with "I Hear You Knocking" and delivers a Latin flair to "The Ghetto." His voice simply soars on the R&B ballad "Moody's Mood," as George Benson's music has a timeless quality to it. He wraps up his new live album with the seven-minute funk/jazz fusion of "Affirmation" and the closing instrumental "Cruise Control," which Benson states is "one of my favorite instrumentals because it was completely off the cuff." To find out more about George Benson and his new live album "Weekend In London," please visit georgebenson.com.

Fellow jazz artist John Redmon teamed up with The Thomas J. Dawson, Jr. Orchestra to pay tribute to the late, great Louis Armstrong with a new album titled simply "Honoring Louis Armstrong." It features ten tracks, beginning with a spoken word "Overture" about imagining a better world, as the lovely classical melody plays in the background. Then big band swing kicks in with "Blessed Assurance" with John Redmon displaying his Armstrong impression, singing in the style of the jazz great. The duet between Redmon and Linda Purl is simply magical during "Summertime," while "When The Saints Go Marching In" is pure fun, filled with positive energy. Vocalist Charles Bule is simply stunning singing "Smile," while John Redmon turns the magic on once again with "What A Wonderful World." Look for this new amazing tribute to Louis Armstrong to arrive in January 2021. To find out more about "Honoring Louis Armstrong" from John Redmon & The Thomas J. Dawson, Jr. Orchestra, please visit honoringlouisarmstrong.com.

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