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Benny Golson's New York Scene [Bonus Track]
     

Benny Golson's New York Scene [Bonus Track]

by Benny Golson
 
Benny Golson's debut as a leader was recorded at a time when he was better known as a composer than a tenor saxophonist. This CD reissue, which adds "B.G.'s Holiday" to the original LP program, features Golson in a quintet with fellow future Jazztet co-leader Art Farmer on trumpet, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Charlie Persip on five

Overview

Benny Golson's debut as a leader was recorded at a time when he was better known as a composer than a tenor saxophonist. This CD reissue, which adds "B.G.'s Holiday" to the original LP program, features Golson in a quintet with fellow future Jazztet co-leader Art Farmer on trumpet, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Charlie Persip on five selections, and with the same group plus four horns on three other songs. The set is most significant for including an early version of Golson's "Whisper Not" (which soon became a jazz standard) along with "Step Lightly," as well as for the leader's inventive and swinging arrangements; plus, there are some excellent solos from Golson and Farmer. Overall, this underrated gem served as a strong start to Benny Golson's influential solo career.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0025218616423
catalogNumber:
164
Rank:
93751

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Performance Credits

Benny Golson   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Gigi Gryce   Alto Saxophone
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Julius Watkins   French Horn
Paul Chambers   Bass
Charlie Persip   Drums
Sahib Shihab   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jimmy Cleveland   Contributor
Art Farmer   Contributor
Gigi Gryce   Contributor
Wynton Kelly   Contributor
Julius Watkins   Contributor
Paul Chambers   Contributor
Nat Hentoff   Producer,Contributor,Liner Notes
Charlie Persip   Contributor
Sahib Shihab   Contributor

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