Jazz News: George Benson readying the release of ‘Weekend in London’

At age 76, the great George Benson shows no sign of slowing down. He is readying the release of Weekend in London, a sequel of sorts to his 70’s masterpiece, Weekend in L.A.

This live recording taken from Benson’s historic return to the Soho club in 2019, is another chapter in the venue’s prestigious lore. It’s a rare treat to find this megastar going nose-to-nose with the breathless 250 capacity club, since fans are used to seeing Benson on the big stages that befit his sky-high status. “I like that kind of intimacy,” says Benson. “I can feel the love when it’s up close and personal.” “It was very crowded,” he continues. “I’m always happy to be in those surrounding. It was a fantastic night.”

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