Givin' It Up
Label: Concord Records
This collaboration features two artists who are still more creative than even most of their fans now believe. This laid-back, friendly session lets Benson and Jarreau dart around from smooth soul and soft rock to gritty R&B and down-home jazz. Paul McCartney, who was cutting a record next door, co-stars on Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me." Jill Scott kills on Lady Day's "God Bless the Child," while Chris Botti, Patti Austin and the great Herbie Hancock also guest.