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  Benny Golson - Biography - AOL Music
Benny Golson is a talented composer/arranger whose tenor playing has continued to evolve with time.
Golson played with Dameron for a period in 1953 and this was followed by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-54), Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-56).
Golson wrote such standards as "I Remember Clifford" (for the late Clifford Brown), "Killer Joe," "Stablemates," "Whisper Not," "Along Came Betty" and "Blues March" during 1956-60.
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 Benny Golson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benny Golson (born January 25, 1929) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger.
Golson was working with the Lionel Hampton band at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in 1956 when he learned that Clifford Brown, a noted and well-liked jazz trumpeter who had done a stint with him in Hampton's band, had died in a car accident.
In 1995 Golson received the NEA Jazz Masters Award of the National Endowment for the Arts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Benny_Golson   (323 words)

 Benny Golson - Moviefone
Benny Golson, saxophone player and composer of such classics as 'Whisper Not!' and other jazz standards invites you to have a look at his website.
Benny Golson is a serious man who doesn't take himself too seriously.
Benny Golson (born January 25, 1929) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist...
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His conscientiousness, the high standards he always sets for himself, and his total reliability are qualities that account for the prominence he has attained - along with, of course, his prodigious musicianship as a composer, arranger and performer.
Benny Golson continually impresses me with the freshness of his musical conceptions.
Golson's contributions to the jazz art encompass superb performance, composition and arranging skills.
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 Benny Golson Biography
One of a very few jazzmen whose accomplishments as a jazz composer are on a par with his accomplishments as a player, Benny Golson began his musical training with some rather arduous home schooling.
For a man as dedicated to and in love with music as Benny Golson, it was, of course, only a matter of time before he broke his exclusive engagement with composition and returned to the stage.
The pace that Golson has continued to maintain is the mark of a man who believes that he has some unfinished business to attend to.
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 The Complete Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson/Jazztet (#225)
Golson remembered the inevitable teaming up in a downbeat interview that same year: “I was planning to start a sextet.
Golson, as a composer and arranger, had already made a name for himself, dating back to 1955 when James Moody and Miles Davis recorded pieces he wrote.
Whether the band was playing a Golson original or a standard you’ve heard a hundred times, Golson’s take on it didn’t just force you to listen, it made you want to hear it again as soon as the tune ended so you could catch all you missed.
www.mosaicrecords.com /prodinfo.asp?number=225-MD-CD   (1588 words)

 Benny Golson @ The Jazz Files
Born in Philadelphia in 1929 Benny Golson is best known for his compositions and his contributions to several prominent small groups and big bands during the 50s and 60s.
As a leader, Golson is best known for fronting the Jazztet, a group that was to include trombonist Curtis Fuller and, from 59, flugelhornist Art Farmer.
Before forming the Jazztet Golson had worked with composer Tadd Dameron, the Lionel Hampton band (1953-'54) and Johnny Hodges ('54, replacing John Coltrane briefly, again in '54-'56), Dizzy Gillespie's big band ('56-'58) and Art Blakey ('58-'59).
www.thejazzfiles.com /JazzGolson.htm   (225 words)

 Benny Golson home page at Arkadia Jazz
Benny Golson and his all-star cohorts capture the heart of funk in this stirring session.
Golson has put together a menu of tunes that represent some of jazz-funk's greatest hits and finest moments of the twentieth century.
Benny Golson leads this extraordinary session with Branford Marsalis, James Carter and Harold Ashby.
www.view.com /golson-home.html   (195 words)

 Benny Golson Picture and Artist Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Born January 25, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA, Benny Golson is an enduring talent as a composer, arranger, and tenor man. After attending Howard University (´47-´50), Golson joined Bull Moose Jackson´s R&B band (´51), where he worked with pianist Tadd Dameron, whose writing influenced him deeply.
Golson played in Dameron´s own band in 1953, but he came to prominence both for his writing and tenor playing while with Dizzy Gillespie´s´ Globetrotting Big Band (´56-´58).
Golson gradually drifted away from jazz and concentrated more on orchestral scores for TV and film.
www.robertoswoodwind.com /giants/benny_golson.htm   (159 words)

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Even worse, Golson recalls with bemusement, "We could be expelled for playing jazz on the school premises." He was majoring in music education and began to minor in rebellion.
Golson called him and discovered that Farmer was about to leave Gerry Mulligan's quartet and had been thinking along similar lines.
Golson designed the work, titled Two Faces, to exhibit the two musical sides of his soloist, Rufus Reid, a major jazz bassist with solid classical chops.
www.melmartin.com /html_pages/Interviews/golson.html   (4195 words)

 Benny Golson
Golson betgan his jazz career in Philadelphia, his home, later shifting his activities to New York City where he began to gain fame as a saxophonist with such bands as Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Earl Bostic, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodmann, The Farmer/Eolson Jazztet and even his own group.
Golson also writes music for national radio and television spots for some of the major advertising agencies in the country.
Golson was awarded a grant that permitted him to have a two year residency at William Paterson College – 1991 / 1992.
www.weinmanntours.ch /current/artists/benny_golson/benny_golson.html   (495 words)

 benny golson : International JAZZ PRODUCTIONS.com
In 1953 Golson had the opportunity of playing again with Dameron in a group including Clifford Brown, Gigi Grice, Cecil Payne and Philly Joe Jones, and later the same year he joined Lionel Hampton's Big Band, and was recommended by John Coltrane to play in a short-lived large band led by Johnny Hodges.
One of the most important names in the evolution of contemporary Jazz, Benny Golson's contributions -both as a soloist and as a composer/arranger- are huge.
As a composer, Golson has contributed to the repertory of almost every Jazz musician or singer, and many of his original compositions, like Whisper Not, Out of the Past or Blues March are amongst the most played and recorded in contemporary Jazz.
www.internationaljazzproductions.com /bgolson.html   (497 words)

 Benny Golson: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Benny Golson has made many excellent recordings over the decades, but One Day, Forever is in a class by itself.
Golson was inspired to write the striking title track following the death of Art Farmer's wife Mechthilde, and he later added a poignant lyric.
This group, formed in 1959, was co-led by Benny Golson and Art Farmer, with McCoy Tyner on piano.
www.music.com /person/benny_golson/1   (467 words)

 Billy Taylor's Jazz | Guest Artist: Benny Golson
It was in Brown's memory that Golson penned the gorgeous tribute "I Remember Clifford", which has become one of the signature ballads of modern jazz.
Benny warmly recollects his experiences working with Dizzy Gillespie and his sense of achievement and joy when Dizzy asked him to contribute "I Remember Clifford" to the jazz giant's forthcoming recording.
Benny Golson received invaluable lessons as a member, and eventually musical director, of the legendary Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
www.npr.org /programs/btaylor/archive/golson.html   (524 words)

 BERKLEE | BERKLEE NEWS | Berklee Convocation99: Benny Golson Q & A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Golson had no forewarning that he was about to be asked a series of questions by a Berklee web scribe, but he took the call, made himself comfortable, and settled in for a nearly hour-long conversation.
Golson's current projects include a CD retrospective of his career, an autobiography, and a college textbook on small group arranging.
Golson, trombonist Curtis Fuller, and educator Robert Morgan each received honorary doctor of music degrees from Berklee at the 1999 Fall Convocation.
www.berklee.edu /news/1999/convo99/gols.html   (1690 words)

 National Initiatives: NEA Jazz Masters - Benny Golson
Benny Golson is as renowned for his distinctive compositions and arrangements as for his innovative tenor saxophone playing.
Golson began on the piano, at age nine, moving to the saxophone at age 14.
Golson was named an NEA Jazz Master in 1996.
arts.endow.gov /national/jazz/artists_tour/golson.html   (526 words)

 NPR : Benny Golson: Elder Statesman of the Jazz Sax
NPR : Benny Golson: Elder Statesman of the Jazz Sax
Benny Golson: Elder Statesman of the Jazz Sax
Now 75, Golson is enjoying a burst of new recognition, with a new recording and music featured in the recent film The Terminal.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=3914979   (173 words)

 Jelly review: Benny Golson Group
Golson not only remembers Brown for the music he left behind, but also because they both played together in Tadd Dameron’s band.
For Golson, Brown was both a peer and a friend.
Golson is joined by Ron Blake on tenor saxophone, John Swana filling the big shoes on trumpet, Mike Ledonne at the piano, Peter Washington on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums.
www.jellyroll.com /07/bennygolson.html   (291 words)

 Benny Golson: The Hard Bop Homepage
While with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1958-59) Golson wrote "Along Came Betty," "Blues March" and "Are You Real?" He then worked as a freelance in New York and studied with the composer Henry Brant.
From 1959 to 1962, with Art Farmer, he was leader of the Jazztet, a group with varying personnel that proved a successful vehicle for Golson's writing; the ensemble was revived (with one of its original members, Curtis Fuller) in 1982 for a tour of Europe and continues to perform and record in the later 1980s.
From the late 1960s Golson worked in films and television, composing music for the major studios, while continuing to write arrangements on a freelance basis.
members.tripod.com /~hardbop/golson.html   (310 words)

 Amazon.ca: Benny Golson and the Philadelphians: Music: Benny Golson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The remaining four tracks were recorded in Paris, with Golson, Bobby Timmons, and three good French jazz musicians.
The similarity is there in the tenor solo (here Golson, there the young Joe Henderson), and the piano solo (here Bryant, there Pearson).
I am becoming a Benny Golson fan lately, so I add this CD to the list of recommended CD's by this great underrated tenor and composer.
www.amazon.ca /Benny-Golson-Philadelphians/dp/B000006Q66   (264 words)

 Jelly review: Benny Golson
Like the most of this album, it is performed by the Sextet, which is a modified version of Golson's late Fifties/early Sixties Jazztet and features Art Farmer on trumpet and Curtis Fuller on trombone.
Later, on "Blues Alley," Golson's Sextet pulls out all the stops and rocks hard (if that can even be said about a jazz tune) on this propulsive ensemble piece.
A final, and all together different viewpoint of Golson's writing skills, is found with "On Gossamer Wings," which is handled solely by pianist Lara Downes.
www.jellyroll.com /2001/golson.html   (328 words)

 Benny Golson's Official Website
I was privileged "to cut my teeth" with the renowned Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey.
Benny talks about his musical career and why he plays Selmer saxophones click here
Ramsey Lewis brings together the influential artists in Jazz for live performances and lively conversations.
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 Remembering Clifford - Benny Golson - Music Reviews
Benny Golson was moved by the death of bop trumpeter Clifford Brown to pen the classic "I Remember Clifford." Now presented with the opportunity to do an album in honor of his old friend, Golson assembles a sextet and presents an album that takes the idea of "I Remember Clifford," thoroughly...
Re-doing his best known tune as "Brown Immortal," Benny also does a remake of "Five Spot After Dark," long a set-list staple.
Golson's horn is pure honey, sounding every bit as wonderful at age 69 as many players would hope to be at half his age.
www.mp3.com /albums/300312/reviews.html   (277 words)

 Benny Golson at harlem.org : explore jazz history through Art Kane's photograph
Benny Golson at harlem.org : explore jazz history through Art Kane's photograph
Benny's sound reflects a strong hard bop with dashes of swing.
Benny has played with Johnny Hodges, Dizzy Gillespie (from 1956-8) and Art Blakey (1959).
www.harlem.org /people/golson.html   (66 words)

 Howard University Jazz Ensemble - Benny Golson Award
The HUJE created The Benny Golson Jazz Master Award in 1996 to honor the legacy of Howard University Alumnus Benny Golson.
Dr. Golson, jazz composer and saxophonist, is the composer of the following jazz standards: Killer Joe, Along Came Betty, Blues March, I Remember Clifford, Stablemates, and others.
The Benny Golson Jazz Master Award has been awarded to the following giants of jazz:
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 Amazon.com: Benny Golson Quartet: Music: Benny Golson,Mulgrew Miller,Rufus Reid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 Benny Golson: Setting Standards
One of the few remaining jazz luminaries to belong to this latter, more select pack is Benny Golson, known not only for his robust tenor saxophone stylings, but also because he composed such renowned standards as “Killer Joe,” “I Remember Clifford,” “Blues March,” and “Stablemates.”
Part of a distinguished coterie of musicians who came out of Philadelphia's thriving jazz scene during the '40s, '50s, and '60s, Golson remains a vital artist as he begins his 75th year.
Benny Golson: I think it was just the time when all of us were born.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=55   (1213 words)

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