Guitarist and singer George Benson has carved out a special niche for himself by balancing one foot in the world of jazz improvisation and the other in the province of the entertainment business. This double CD set captures highlights from both aspects of his multi-dimensional career. All the hits are here -- "This Masquerade," "Give Me the Night, " "Turn Your Love Around," "The Greatest Love of All," and "Breezin'" among them -- polished performances that spotlight Benson's mellifluous vocal phrasing and timbre. Benson's spectacular jazz guitar playing is also given its due throughout. A nice chunk of the first disc is devoted to Benson's early years as a jazz instrumentalist on Prestige, Columbia, and CTI Records in the 1960s and '70s. Even the second disc, which concentrates on Benson's post "This Masquerade" breakthrough as a singer, doesn't ignore his guitar talents ("Mimosa," with legendary organist Jimmy Smith; a brilliant unaccompanied "Tenderly"; "Mt. Airy Road," a smooth encounter with Earl Klugh; a swinging "Ready Now that You Are" with Count Basie's orchestra), or his jazzier vocalizing ("Moody's Mood"). And of course there's plenty of Benson's trademark guitar-scat vocal interplay highlighting even some of the most commercial of tracks.