Tenor Legacy

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
On this enjoyable set, veteran tenor saxophonist Benny Golson pays tribute to nine other tenors: Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Ben Webster, and Don Byas. On "Body & Soul," Branford Marsalis joins Golson, three songs have James Carter making the quartet a two-tenor quintet, Harold Ashby is on four others, "Lester Leaps In" has Golson interacting with both Carter and Ashby, and Golson is the only tenor on the closing "In Memory Of." While each of the saxophonists is in fine form, Carter's fiery style is a perfect contrast to Golson's cooler but explorative playing. With pianist Geoff Keezer, bassist ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
On this enjoyable set, veteran tenor saxophonist Benny Golson pays tribute to nine other tenors: Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Ben Webster, and Don Byas. On "Body & Soul," Branford Marsalis joins Golson, three songs have James Carter making the quartet a two-tenor quintet, Harold Ashby is on four others, "Lester Leaps In" has Golson interacting with both Carter and Ashby, and Golson is the only tenor on the closing "In Memory Of." While each of the saxophonists is in fine form, Carter's fiery style is a perfect contrast to Golson's cooler but explorative playing. With pianist Geoff Keezer, bassist Dwayne Burno, and drummer Joe Farnsworth swinging the tunes all but "In Memory Of" are standards, Golson sounds quite inspired by the settings. This is one of his strongest all-round sessions of the 1990s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/1998
  • Label: Arkadia Jazz
  • UPC: 602267074222
  • Catalog Number: 70742
  • Sales rank: 166,484

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lester Leaps In (3:54)
  2. 2 Body and Soul (6:20)
  3. 3 St. Thomas (5:48)
  4. 4 Cry Me a River (7:07)
  5. 5 My Favorite Things (5:05)
  6. 6 Whisper Not (9:18)
  7. 7 The Girl From Ipanema (4:54)
  8. 8 My Old Flame (6:40)
  9. 9 Lover, Come Back to Me (5:30)
  10. 10 In Memory Of (6:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benny Golson Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Geoff Keezer Piano
Harold Ashby Tenor Saxophone
Dwayne Burno Bass
James Carter Tenor Saxophone
Branford Marsalis Tenor Saxophone
Joe Farnsworth Drums
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Benny Golson Arranger
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Katsuhiko Naito Engineer
Gene Paul Mastering
Makoto Kimata Producer
W. Royal Stokes Liner Notes
Bob Karcy Remastering
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