Benny Golson, arranger: Just Jazz! (1962) Audio Fidelity

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A new occasional theme from LJC, records that are interesting. Not that are necessarily rare, or musically outstanding, not collector trophies (don’t worry, there will be more of those in future ) but records that are interesting, if not entirely … Continue reading

Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty (1959) Columbia

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Selection 1: Song with Orange Selection 2: Mood Indigo (Ellington) Mingus dons the Ellington mantle, and carries it off with flair. Encore: (Joe L’s hot pick) : Slop  Artists Richard Williams, Don Ellis(t) Jimmy Knepper (trb) Jerome Richardson (fl, bars) John Handy (as) … Continue reading

Benny Golson and the Philadelphians (1958) United Artists

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Track Selection: You’re Not The Kind (Gryce) Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)Nola’s Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, November 17, 1958 Philadelphia Just across the river from New Jersey, soon … Continue reading

Benny Golson The Modern Touch (1957)

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Track Selection: Out of the Past Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Max Roach (d) recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 19, 1957 Music Track selection composed by Benny in … Continue reading

Blue Mitchell “Out of the Blue” (1959)

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Track Selection: Sweet Cakes (Note – clipped the closing seconds – needs re-rip ) Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly or Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones or Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January … Continue reading

Benny Golson “Groovin’ with Golson” (1959)

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Track selection: Yesterdays (Jerome Kern) Artists Curtis Fuller (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 28, 1959 Benny Golson enjoyed five years of limelight between 1957 and … Continue reading

Art Farmer “Modern Art” (1958)

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Track Selection: “Mox Nix” (Farmer)  > Artists:  – Art Farmer (t)  Benny Golson (ts) Bill Evans (p) Addison Farmer (b) Dave Bailey (d)  Recorded in 1958 by UA engineer Tommy Nola. Farmer quick-bio: Arthur “Art” Farmer b. Iowa 21st  August 1928,  brother of bassist … Continue reading

Benny Golson “Gone with Golson” (1959) Esquire

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Track Selection: “Autumn Leaves” Artists Curtis Fuller (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Tommy Bryant (b) Al Harewood (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 20 – 30, 1959 Music I have always loved the Cannonball Adderley/ Miles Davis … Continue reading

Wynton Kelly “Kelly Blue” (1959)

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Track Selection: “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise”. > Artists Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Nat Adderley (cnt) Jimmy Cobb (d) Bobby Jaspar (fl) Benny Golson (ts) Jack Higgins engineer, Jack Matthews mastering, recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York; February 10 … Continue reading