George Benson ‎– Breezin'

Warner Bros. Records ‎– BS 2919
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Breezin'
Bass – Phil UpchurchWritten-By – Bobby Womack
A2 This Masquerade
Soloist, Piano [Acoustic] – Jorge DaltoWritten-By – Leon Russell
A3 Six To Four
Bass – Phil UpchurchSynthesizer [Mini-moog - Solo] – Ronnie FosterWritten-By – Phil Upchurch
B1 Affirmation
Soloist, Electric Piano – Jorge DaltoWritten-By – Jose Feliciano*
B2 So This Is Love?
Soloist, Electric Piano – Ronnie FosterWritten-By – George Benson
B3 Lady
Written-By – Ronnie Foster

Companies, etc.



First issue without "Contains: This Masquerade" or RIAA logo on cover.

Recorded & Mixed at Capitol Records, Hollywood, on January 6, 7 & 8, 1976
Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood

Track A1 published by Unart Music Corp./Tracebob Music Co. (BMI)
Track A2 published by Skyhill Pub. Co., Inc. (BMI)
Track A3 published by Utom Music Pub. Co. (BMI)
Track B1 published by J & H Pub. Co. (ASCAP)
Track B2 & B3 published by Communicated Music Co. (BMI)

Phil Upchurch appears courtesy of CTI Records
Ronnie Foster appears courtesy of Blue Note Records
Jorge Dalto appears courtesy of Spring Records, Inc.
Harvey Mason appears courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.

1976 Warner Bros. Records Inc. • a subsidiary and licensee of Warner Bros. Inc. • 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif. 91510 • a Warner Communications Company • Made In U.S.A.

LP housed in company catalog sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): S41,262
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): S41,263
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched: Varation #1): SIDE 1 BS 2919-41262-C #3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched: Varation #1): SIDE 2 BS 2919-41263-A #2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped: Varation #1): TML-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped: Varation #1): TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched: Varation #2): BS 2919 41262-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched: Varation #2): BS 2919 41263-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped: Varation #2): TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped: Varation #2): TML-S

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BS 2919 George Benson Breezin'(LP, Album, RP, Los) Warner Bros. Records BS 2919 US 1976 Sell This Version
45 6199 George Benson Breezin'(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 45 6199 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
CD 3111 George Benson Breezin'(CD, Album, RE) Warner Music Canada CD 3111 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
20P2-2061 George Benson Breezin'(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 20P2-2061 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
3111-2 (256 199), 3111-2 George Benson Breezin'(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3111-2 (256 199), 3111-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version


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November 17, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

Fabulous album, One of the nicest Jazz/Funk LPs about, full of melodic hooks and some truly memorable guitar riffs crossing through into Funk Jazz Soul and some Latin sounding influences. Lovely lush string buildups with chilled production and percussion. For me this is Georges best set, its also his biggest hit for this reason. Also check out Livin inside your love, its sort of like a part two Breezin while not as good its also very similar and a great record. Great to just have a drink to and relax with your loved one. Benson practically invented this style.


July 29, 2015
One of my favorite jazz albums! My dad got both the LP and CD to this album.


October 27, 2011

It's a pleasant album, but the overuse of strings really dates it. This was around the time when Benson left CTI and joined Warner Bros to make money. Certain tracks here have been overplayed, and because of that I prefer his "In Flight" album for a similar sound that's less well-known.

"So This is Love?" is a great track though -- an extended jam with great solos. Not surprisingly, it's the only Benson composition on the album.