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Benny Golson

Alyn Shipton interviews saxophonist Benny Golson, who turns 80 in 2009. With Golson looking back at his career with Art Blakey, Lee Morgan and Dizzy Gillespie, plus his new album.

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.

1 hour

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Sat 31 Jan 2009 16:00

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  • Benny Golson

    Uptown Afterburn

    Composer: Golson Performers: Eddie Henderson, t; Benny Golson, ts; Steve Davis tb; Mike LeDonne, p; Buster Williams, b; Carl Allen, d. rec 2008.

    • New Times New Tet.
    • Concord.
    • white label: copy.
  • Philly Joe Jones Big Band

    Philly J J

    Composer: Tadd Dameron Performers: Blue Mitchell, Lee Morgan, t; Curtis Fuller, tb; Cannonball Adderley, Benny Golson, Sahib Shihab, reeds; Wynton Kelly, p; Jimmy Garrison, b, Philly Joe Jones, d. May 1959.

    • Drums Around the World.
    • Riverside.
    • OJC CD 1792.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    I Remember Clifford

    Composer: Benny Golson Performers: DG, Talib Daawud, Lee Morgan, Ermett Perry, Carl Warwick, t; Ray Connors, Al Grey, Melba Liston, tb; Ernie Henry, Jimmy Powell, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell. Pee Wee Moore, Wynton Kelly, p; Paul West, b; Cahrlie Persip d. 6 July 1957 Newport.

    • Birks Works - The Verve Big Band Sessions.
    • Verve.
    • 527900 CD 2.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Stablemates

    Composer: Benny Golson Performers: as above but Rod Levitt, tb replaces Connors, Billy Root replaces Pee Wee Moore. 7 April 1957.

    • Birks Works - The Verve Big Band Sessions.
    • Verve.
    • 527900 CD 2.
  • Art Blakey

    Blues March

    Composer: Benny Golson Performers: Lee Morgan, t; Benny Golson, ts; Bobby Timmons, p; Jymie Merritt, b; Art Blakey d. 1958.

    • Moanin’.
    • Blue Note.
    • 95324.
  • Art Blakey

    Moanin'

    Composer: Benny Golson Performers: Lee Morgan, t; Benny Golson, ts; Bobby Timmons, p; Jymie Merritt, b; Art Blakey d. 1958.

    • Moanin’.
    • Blue Note.
    • 95324.
  • Benny Golson

    My Blues House

    Composer: Golson Performers: Benny Golson, ts; Curtis Fuller, tb; Ray Bryant, p; Paul Chambers, b; Art Blakey, d. rec 1959.

    • Groovin With Golson.
    • Prestige.
    • OJCCD 226-2.
  • Art Farmer

    Fair Weather

    Composer: Golson Performers: Art Farmer, t; Benny Golson, ts; Bill Evans p; Addison Farmer, b; Dave Bailey, d. Rec 1958.

    • Modern Art.
    • Blue Note.
    • CDP 7 84459 2.
  • The Jazztet

    Killer Joe

    Composer: Golson Performers: Art Farmer, t; Benny Golson, ts; Curtis Fuller. tb; McCoy Tyner p; Addison Farmer, b; Dave Bailey, d. rec 1960.

    • Meet the Jazztet.
    • MCA / Universal (Japan).
    • 5053.
  • Benny Golson / Art Farmer Jazztet

    Moment to Moment

    Composer: Golson Performers: Art Farmer, t; Benny Golson, ts; Curtis Fuller, tb; Mickey Turner, p; Ray Drummond, b; Tootie Heath, d. May 1983.

    • Moment to Moment.
    • Soul Note.
    • 121066-2.
  • Benny Golson

    L'Adieu

    Composer: Golson Performers: Eddie Henderson, t; Benny Golson, ts; Steve Davis tb; Mike LeDonne, p; Buster Williams, b; Carl Allen, d. rec 2008.

    • New Times New Tet.
    • Concord.
    • white label copy.

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