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Benny Golson

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?

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Discography

Horizon Ahead

Horizon Ahead

OA2 Records
2016

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New Time New Tet

New Time New Tet

Concord Music Group
2008

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Terminal 1

Terminal 1

Concord Music Group
2004

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That's Funky

That's Funky

Arkadia Jazz
2003

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One Day, Forever

One Day, Forever

Arkadia Jazz
2001

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