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Benny Golson

Benny Golson is a talented composer/arranger whose tenor playing has continued to evolve with time. After attending Howard University (1947-1950) he worked in Philadelphia with Bull Moose Jackson's R&B band (1951) at a time when it included one of his writing influences, Tadd Dameron on piano. Golson played with Dameron for a period in 1953, followed by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-1954), and Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-1956). He came to prominence while with Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting big band (1956-1958), as much for his writing as for his tenor playing (the latter was most influenced by Don Byas and Lucky Thompson). Golson wrote such standards as "I Remember Clifford" (for the late Clifford Brown), "Killer Joe," "Stablemates," "Whisper Not," "Along Came Betty," and "Blues March" during 1956-1960. His stay with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1958-1959) was significant, and during 1959-1962 he co-led the Jazztet with Art Farmer. From that point on Golson gradually drifted away from jazz and concentrated more on working in the studios and with orchestras including spending a couple of years in Europe (1964-1966). When Golson returned to active playing in 1977, his tone had hardened and sounded much closer to Archie Shepp than to Don Byas. Other than an unfortunate commercial effort for Columbia in 1977, Golson has recorded consistently rewarding albums (many for Japanese labels) since that time including a reunion with Art Farmer and Curtis Fuller in a new Jazztet. Through the years he has recorded as a leader for Contemporary, Riverside, United Artists, New Jazz, Argo, Mercury, and Dreyfus among others. Returning once again to the spirit of the original Jazztet, Golson released New Time, New 'Tet on Concord Records in 2009. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: New Time, New 'tet

1. Grove's Groove

2. Airegin

3. From Dream To Dream

4. Whisper Not

5. Epistrophy

6. L'adieu

7. Love Me In A Special Way

8. Gypsy Jingle-Jangle

9. Verdi's Voice

10. Uptown Afterburn

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Track List: The Many Moods Of Benny Golson

1. Killer Joe

2. Work Song

3. Body & Soul

4. St. Thomas

5. Syeeda's Song Flute

6. Mood Indigo

7. Along Came Betty

8. Mack The Knife

9. Touch Me Lightly

10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

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Track List: Terminal 1

1. Terminal 1

2. Killer Joe

3. Caribbean Drifting

4. Park Avenue Petite

5. Blues March

6. Sweet Georgia Brown

7. Cherry

8. In Your Own Sweet Way

9. Touch Me Lightly

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Track List: One Day, Forever

1. One Day, Forever

2. Blue Walk

3. Killer Joe

4. Are You Real?

5. Sad To Say

6. Out Of The Past

7. Blues Alley

8. Along Came Betty

9. On Gossamer Wings

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Track List: Tune In, Turn On

1. Music To Watch Girls By

2. Wink

3. The Disadvantages Of You

4. No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)

5. Right Any Time Of The Day

6. Music To Think By

7. The Swinger

8. The Magnificent Seven

9. Cool Whip

10. The Golden Glow

11. Fried Bananas

12. Happiness Is

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Track List: New York Scene

1. Something In B Flat

2. Whisper Not

3. Step Lightly

4. Just By Myself

5. Blues It

6. You're Mine You

7. Capri

8. B.G.'s Holiday

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tadlad
Golson, one of several mighty sidemen - yet among the top 7 or 8! TAD
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MY FAVE TUNE OF ALL TIME.....I LOVE IT.....KILLE R JOE...KILLER BENNY.......
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I agree with Kai EL Zabar that life experiences inhabit the very best of jazz. Play on...
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su8409
Excellent drum intro gets it swinging, baby.
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I love Jazz... so much better than that new... noise pollution
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Nothing but the BEST!!
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Sweet, sweet, sax, I'm moist :-)
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If he had done nothing more than write I Remember Clifford, his immortality would be assured. But of course, he has done so much more.
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I love that Benny Golson's bio describes his musical change lightly as if it had just changed upon his return from Europe to America. Truth is that his music like all musicians reflect their life lived or their collective experiences and their individual perspective shaped by the context from which they experienced it and all that helped to shape and mold them. So his music grew out of his experiences and he told his story through his music.
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Saw Benny in concert recently at North Carolina Central University with
their Jazz Ensemble. Unmistakable sound. His songs were the stars!!!
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Killer JOE!
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I love how it can at times tell a story.
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Excellent track! This is what I love about jazz.
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This kind of jazz makes me nervous. It's all over the place. Thumbs down
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naomi_belen
I saw Benny Golson at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago. What an amazing performer. It was cool listening to him as he spoke of how he was inspired to compose all those great tunes. Especially, Killer Joe!
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Saw him with the Jazz Messengers. Great show, but Benny talked a LOT.
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Saw him first in the movie done by Tom Hanks while he played at a club in NYC. The brother is too TOUGH!!! Benny G. Yes sir REE!
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billdub54
This is the first time listening, I like what I hear.
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edhp9609
Such a pretty voice through his horn. It reminds me of the feeling I get from listening to James Moody and Stan Getz.
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A truly beautiful sound. Distinctive and fresh.
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Fabulas Great marvelous
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Killer Joe is my all-time Jazz standard Fav
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mooyoo.77
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENNY, ONE OF THE GREAT COMPOSERS OF ALL JAZZ TIMES. I NEVER TIRE OF BENNY`S MUSIC, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
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quicksilver3 2 1
What more can say about Benny Golson! He is a great artist

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