The Music Of Benny Golson | St. Louis Public Radio

The Music Of Benny Golson

Jul 10, 2016

Jazz Unlimited for July 10, 2016 is “The Music of Benny Golson.”  Tenor saxophonist, composer and arranger Benny Golson was born in 1929 in Philadelphia and is still performing at age 87.  He is best known for the Jazztet and his compositions like “Killer Joe,” “I Remember Clifford,” “Blues March,” “Whisper Not,” “Stablemates” and “Along Came Betty,” among others.  Groups heard on this show are the Phineas Newborn, Jr. Trio, the Capp-Pierce Juggernaut, Brown-Roach, Inc., three versions of the Jazztet, the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Willie Akins and “Groove" Holmes, the Freddie Washington quartet, the Art Farmer Quintet, the Benny Golson Quintet, the Lou Donaldson sextet, the Curtis Amy Sextet, the Either/Orchestra, the Dizzy Gillespie Octet, the Paul Chambers Quintet, the Quincy Jones Big Band and Anthony Braxton.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the artists heard on this show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of July 18, 2015.

This is a post 206 video of Benny Golson (ts) and Willie Pickens (p) playing "Killer Joe" from the PBS TV series "Legends of Jazz."