Benny Golson


Born: 25 January 1929

Years Active: 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 2000

Genres: Jazz

Styles: Bop, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Modal Music, Mainstream Jazz, New Orleans/Classic Jazz

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Benny Golson is a talented composer/arranger whose tenor playing has continued to evolve with time. After attending Howard University (1947-1950) he worked in Philadelphia with Bull Moose Jackson's R&B band (1951) at a time when it included one of his writing influences, Tadd Dameron on piano. Golson played with Dameron for a period in 1953, followed by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-1954), and Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-1956). He came to prominence while with Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting big band (1956-1958), as much for his writ...


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The Best Of

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