Hard Bop Tenor - Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Sonny Rollins (1959 - 1964)

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In this portion of Jazz at 100, we are featuring tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will continue with the Tenor Players, Part 2, featuring Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, and Sonny Rollins, three tenor players who have impacted the music over the past six decades.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Jimmy Heath Sextet "For Minors Only" from The Thumper (Riverside) 2:42
  • Host speaks 7:36
  • Jimmy Heath Quintet "Gingerbread Boy" from On the Trail (Riverside) 8:35
  • Host speaks 14:01
  • Benny Golson Quintet "Drum Boogie" from Groovin' with Golson (New Jazz) 16:50
  • Benny Golson Quintet "The Stroller" from Groovin' with Golson (New Jazz) 20:49
  • Host speaks 30:04
  • Sonny Rollins Quartet "The Bridge" from The Bridge (RCA) 33:14
  • Host speaks 39:09
  • Sonny Rollins Septet "Don't Stop The Carnival" from What's New (RCA) 39:40
  • Host speaks 45:45
  • Sonny Rollins—Don Cherry Quartet "Dearly Beloved" from 3 in Jazz (RCA) 47:14
  • Host Outro 55:35

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