Benny Golson

Alyn Shipton interviews veteran saxophonist Benny Golson, who turns 80 in 2009, and who is to be honoured at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC for his lifetime achievements in jazz. The programme features Golson looking back at his career with musicians including Art Blakey, Lee Morgan and Dizzy Gillespie as well as his own Jazztet, plus a preview of his new 80th birthday album New Times, New 'Tet.

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31 minutes

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Sat 31 Jan 2009 16:00