Giblet Gravy (Expanded Edition)
Label: Verve Reissues
Benson's Verve debut remains one of his best guitar showcases. A tasty mix of upbeat covers of longhair hits and soul-deep, hard bop grooves, this stellar reissue includes Benson burning through Charlie Parker's "Billie's Bounce." One of those rare albums that casual listeners and jazz fanatics can enjoy together.