Benny Golson

Benny Golson

Also known as B. Colson, B. Golson, B.G., B.Golson, Bennie Golson, Benny Goldson, Benny Golsen, Б. Голсон, Бенни Голсон, Голсон, Golsen, Golson
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Discography of Benny Golson:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 One Day, Forever 9 Audio 2001 Arkadia Jazz
2 Winchester Special 6 Audio 1991
3 The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All 8 Audio 1966 World Record Club
4 I'm Always Dancin' To The Music 2 Audio 1978 Columbia
5 Winchester Special 2 Audio Metronome
6 Meet The Jazztet 10 Audio 1990
7 The New Killer Joe 3 Audio 1977 CBS
8 Meet The Jazztet 10 Audio 1960 Argo Records
9 New York Scene 7 Audio 1989 Contemporary Records
10 The New Killer Joe 2 Audio 1977 CBS
11 Groovin' With Golson 5 Audio 1959 New Jazz
12 I'm Always Dancing To The Music 2 Audio 2010 Columbia (2)
13 Freddie Hubbard - Benny Golson 5 Audio 2008 Groove Merchant
14 Roger Guérin - Benny Golson 5 Audio 1959 Columbia
15 Tune In Turn On - To The Hippest Commercials Of The Sixties 12 Audio 1967
16 This Is For You, John 7 Audio 1987 Timeless Records (3)
17 New York Scene 8 Audio 1988
18 I Remember Miles 8 Audio 1993 Alfa Jazz
19 Winchester Special 6 Audio 1965
20 Groovin' With Golson 5 Audio 1981
21 The Other Side Of Benny Golson 6 Audio 1990
22 Reunion 6 Audio 1962 Jazzland
23 Groovin' With Golson 5 Audio 1993
24 My Funny Valentine / Blues On Down 2 Audio 1961 Argo Records
25 The Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson/Jazztet Sessions 95 Audio 2004 Mosaic Records (2)
26 Five Spot After Dark / The Cool One 2 Audio 1960 Argo Records
27 The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All 8 Audio 1959
28 The Other Side Of Benny Golson 6 Audio 1990
29 Meet The Jazztet 10 Audio 1984 Chess
30 Time Speaks 6 Audio 1985 Timeless Records (3)
31 I'm Always Dancin' To The Music 2 Audio 2009 Columbia (2)
32 Just Jazz! 10 Audio 1976-01-17 Overseas Records
33 Gone With Golson 6 Audio 1994
34 The New Killer Joe 2 Audio 1977 CBS
35 Stockholm Sojourn 9 Audio 1965 Stateside
36 Gettin' With It 5 Audio 1995
37 The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All 8 Audio 1960
38 I'm Always Dancin' To The Music 8 Audio 1978 Columbia
39 Groovin' With Golson 2 Audio Metronome
40 Meet The Jazztet 10 Audio 1960 Argo Records
41 Saxes In Stereo 7 Audio Riverside Records
42 New York Scene 7 Audio 1989 Contemporary Records
43 Poll Winners Jazz 2 Audio 1959 Fontana
44 The Jazztet And John Lewis 6 Audio 1961 Argo Records
45 New Times New Tet 10 Audio 2008 Concord Records
46 Meet The Jazztet 10 Audio 1984 Chess
47 Free 15 Audio 1998 Chess
48 Killer Joe 9 Audio 1977 Columbia
49 Live In Mosciano Sant'Angelo Oh, Jazz Be Good! 2004 4 Audio 2005 IGloves Srl
50 Freddie Hubbard - Benny Golson 5 Audio 2009 Lester Recording Catalog


American bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger, born in Philadelphia, PA on January 25, 1929.

While in high school in Philadelphia, Golson played with several other promising young musicians, including [a97545], [a253641], [a264872], [a253445], [a257251], and [a312519]. After graduating from Howard University Golson joined [a533188]'s rhythm and blues band; [a251783], whom Golson came to consider the most important influence on his writing, was Jackson's pianist at the time.

From 1953 to 1959 Golson played with Dameron's band and then with the bands of [a136133], [a258460], [a256012], [a64694], and [a262128].

In 1956 when he learned that [a259082] had died in a car accident, Golson composed "I Remember Clifford" as a tribute. Golson has composed several jazz standards, such as "Stablemates", "Killer Joe", "Whisper Not", "Along Came Betty" and "Are You Real?", that have gone on to be performed and recorded by many musicians.

From 1959 to 1962 Golson co-led the Jazztet with [a179055]. Golson then left jazz to concentrate on studio and orchestral work for 12 years. During this time he composed music for such television shows as Ironside, Room 222, M*A*S*H, and Mission: Impossible. During the mid-1970s Golson returned to jazz playing and recording. In 1983 he re-organized the Jazztet.

In 1995 Golson received the NEA Jazz Masters Award of the National Endowment for the Arts. In October 2007 he received the Mellon Living Legend Legacy Award as well as the University of Pittsburgh International Academy of Jazz Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award. In November 2009, Benny was inducted into the International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame.


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