Born: January 25, 1929 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend, - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 25, 1929.
Raised with an impeccable musical pedigree, Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey.
Few jazz musicians can claim to be true innovators and even fewer can boast of a performing and recording career that literally redefines the term jazz. Benny Golson has made major contributions to the world of jazz with such jazz standards as: Killer Joe, I Remember Clifford, Along Came Betty, Stablemates, Whisper Not, Blues March, Five Spot After Dark, Are you Real?...
Awards:Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Mellon Living Legend Legacy Award
University of Pittsburgh International Academy of Jazz Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award
The Modern Touch (Fantasy Records, 1957)
The Other Side of Benny Golson (Original Jazz Classics, 1958)
Groovin' With Golson (Fantasy Records, 1959)
Gone With Golson (Original Jazz Classics, 1959)
Gettin' With It (Original Jazz Classics, 1959)
Meet the Jazztet (Geffen, 1960)
Stockholm Sojourn (Original Jazz Classics, 1964)
Up, Jumped. Spring (LRC Ltd., 1990)
Up Jumped Benny (Arkadia Jazz, 1997)
Tenor Legacy (Arkadia Jazz, 1998)
Tune In Turn On To The Hippest Commercials of the Sixties (Verve Records, 1999)
That's Funky (Arkadia Jazz, 2000)
One Day Forever (Arkadia Jazz, 2001)
Terminal 1 (Concord Records, 2004)
Free (Argo Records, 2004)
Turning Point (Verve Records, 2005)
The Masquerade Is Over (Azzurra Music, 2005)
The Many Moods of Benny Golson (Arkadia Jazz, 2007)
Take A Number From 1 to 10 (Verve Records, 2007)
Three Little Words (Synergie OMG, 2007)
New Time New 'Tet (Concord Music Group 2009)
The Best Of Benny Golson (Concord Music Group 2009)
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