Happy Birthday Benny Golson. ‘Along Came Benny’

This day (January 25, 1929), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Benny Golson,an American bebop & hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist.


Happy Birthday Benny Golson. ‘Along Came Benny’

Tracklist :

Take The A Train (2009) . Killer Joe (2009) . Interview & Live. . Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer & NHØP – Blues for Diahann (1997) . Freddie Hubbard & Stablemates (1989) . w/ Alan Branscombe, Dave Goldberg, Tubby Hayes – Put On A Happy Face (1965) . Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers – Moanin . Benny Discusses His Career (2005) .

Tracklist :

Killer Joe . Whisper Not . I’m Always Dancin’ To The Music . Dear Kathy . I Remember Clifford . Out of the Past . Music To Think By . Just By Myself . I Didn’t Know What Time It Was . Autumn Leaves .


Recorded on December 17, 1957, The Greatest Trumpet of Them All is an album by Dizzy Gillespie featuring Benny Golson. >>

Recorded on February 6, 9 & 10, 1960, Meet the Jazztet is an album by the Jazztet, led by trumpeter Art Farmer and saxophonist Benny Golson. >>


[2015] Benny Golson Quartet – that is Benny Golson (s), Antonio Faraò (p), Gilles Naturel (db) and Doug Sides (d) – performs at Blue Note in Milano, Italy >> 9 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1988] Benny Golson and Freddie Hubbard perform together at the Jazzfestival in Bern, Switzerland >> 12 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] the Jazz Masters All Stars – that is Nathan Davis (s), Benny Golson (ts), Claus Reichstaller (tp, flg), Jon Faddis (tp), George Cables (p), Abraham Laboriel (b) and Dennis Mackrel (d) – are at Jazzwoche Burghausen in Wackerhalle, Germany >> 86 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1988] for his 70th birthday, Art Blakey has invited past members of the Jazz Messengers such as Freddie Hubbard, Terence Blanchard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean, Donald Harrison, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Walter Davis, Jr., Buster Williams, Roy Haynes and Michelle Hendricks at Leverkusen Jazz Festival in Germany >> 97 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1981] Nancy Wilson sings accompanied by Benny Golson and Art Farmer at the Playboy Jazz Festival in the Hollywood Bowl >> 7 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1996] Milt Jackson (vb), Benny Golson (ts), Art Farmer (tp), Ulf Wakenius (g), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b), Jonas Johansen (d), Kenny Kirkland (p), Toots Thielemans (harm) and Max Roach (d) will share the stage at Große Konzertscheue in Salzau, Germany for Jazzbaltica >> 73 MINUTES on RVM >>


Happy Birthday Benny Golson. ‘Along Came Benny’


Wikipedia : This day (January 25, 1929), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Benny Golson,an American bebop & hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist.

Official Website : Killer Joe, I Remember Clifford, Along Came Betty, Stablemates,Whisper Not, Blues March, Five Spot After Dark, Are you Real? Benny Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written 8 standards for jazz repertoire.

@ allmusic : 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….

@last.fm : Golson then left jazz to concentrate on studio and orchestral work for 12 years. During this time he composed music for such television shows as Ironsides, Room 222, M*A*S*H, and The Six Million Dollar Man. During the mid-1970s Golson returned to jazz playing and recording. In 1983 he re-organized the Jazztet.

@Discogs : While in high school in Philadelphia, Golson played with several other promising young musicians, including John Coltrane, Red Garland, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, and Red Rodney.

Photo : Tony Swartz




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