Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Thunder Walk
4:44
2 Sack O' Woe
3:09
3 Tuxedo Junction
9:33
4 Billie's Bounce
6:09
5 Something/Octopus's Garden
4:32
6 What's New?
5:37
7 Shape of Things (To Come)
5:17
8 The Boss
8:53
9 Out of the Blue
3:21
10 Low Down and Dirty
8:33
11 I Remember Wes
3:55

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Bernard Eichen (1968-09-05) (track 7)
Charles Libove (1968-09-05) (track 7)
cello:
George Ricci (1968-09-05) (track 7)
trumpet:
Ernie Royal (track 2)
Snooky Young (track 2)
viola:
David Mankovitz (1968-09-05) (track 7)
drums:
Billy Cobham (tracks 1–2, 4, 6, 10)
Leo Morris (1968-09-05) (track 7)
flute:
George Marge (1968-09-05) (track 7)
Romeo Penque (1968-09-05) (track 7)
organ:
Charles Covington (keyboardist) (1968-09-05) (track 7)
guitar:
George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6, 9–10)
Luiz Bonfá (track 9)
Eric Gale (track 2)
George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer) (1968-09-05) (track 7)
bass:
Ron Carter (US jazz double-bassist) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6, 10)
Bob Cranshaw (track 10)
Richard Davis (American jazz bassist) (1968-09-05) (track 7)
vibraphone:
Jack Jennings (1968-09-05) (track 7)
piano:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (tracks 1, 4, 6, 10)
Hank Jones (1968-09-05) (track 7)
baritone saxophone:
Pepper Adams (baritone saxophonist) (track 2)
bass trombone:
Alan Raph (track 2)
congas:
Johnny Pacheco (tracks 1, 4, 6, 10)
Johnny Pacheco (1968-09-05) (track 7)
congas and tambourine:
Johnny Pacheco (tracks 1–2, 4, 6, 10)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Jimmy Owens (jazz trumpeter) (track 2)
arranger:
Don Sebesky (track 7)
Tom McIntosh (track 2)
composer:
Julian Adderley (track 2)
George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer) (track 10)
Bob Haggart (track 6)
Harold Ousley (track 1)
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (track 4)
Don Sebesky (track 11)
conductor:
Tom McIntosh (track 2)
engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (1968-09-05) (track 7)
lyricist:
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (track 6)
producer:
Esmond Edwards (tracks 1–2, 4, 6, 10)
Creed Taylor (track 7)
vocals:
George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer) (track 9)
writer:
Barry Mann (track 7)
Cynthia Weil (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1969) (track 11)
publisher:
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 6)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1968-09-05) (track 7)
cover recording of:
Billie's Bounce (track 4)
Sack o’ Woe (track 2)
Shape of Things to Come (1968-09-05) (track 7)
instrumental cover recording of:
What’s New? (track 6)
later versions:
Billie's Bounce (version with lyrics by Eddie Jefferson) (track 4)
recording of:
I Remember Wes (track 11)
Low Down and Dirty (Blues) (track 10)
Thunderwalk (Thunder Walk) (track 1)

Release Group

part of: Verve Jazz Masters (number: VJM 21)