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The Lyricists - Benny Golson, Gigi Gryce, Art Farmer (1953 - 1962)

Read "The Lyricists - Benny Golson, Gigi Gryce, Art Farmer (1953 - 1962)" reviewed by Russell Perry

"Musicians of a gentler, more lyrical bent ... found in hard bop a more congenial climate than bebop had offered: for instance, trumpeter Art Farmer, [and] composers Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce.... In a sense, such musicians were not hard boppers at all. They are, however, partially associated with the movement for two reasons. First, they often performed and recorded with hard boppers. Art Farmer, for example, played in Horace Silver's quintet and with saxophonists Jackie McLean and Jimmy Heath. ...

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Newport Jazz Festival 2017

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Newport Jazz Festival Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI August 5, 2017 The soggy, gray blanket that was the Newport sky wrung itself out on the crowd that had gathered for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, but the good news was it only rained on the audience for about an hour. Danilo Perez's piano oozed melancholic, broken chords, while Avishai Cohen's trumpet filled loose spaces in the music with ...

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Barranquijazz Festival 2016

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Barranquijazz Festival Barranquilla, Colombia September 14-18, 2016 The success of the annual Barranquijazz Festival is a tribute to its founders--all of whom are still deeply involved as the event enters its 21st year--and their vision of what and how to present to a growing community of jazz enthusiasts in Barranquilla, Colombia's fourth largest city. Samuel Minski, a successful publisher, Antonio Caballero, a radio personality, and Mingo de la Cruz, a veteran Avianca Airlines pilot, ...

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Benny Golson at Jazz Standard

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Benny Golson Quartet Jazz Standard New York, NY October 21, 2016 By now it's well established that you don't go to see the octogenarian Benny Golson expecting to be blown away by a titan of the tenor sax--a fact he's only too happy to confess to his audience at a packed Jazz Standard in October. Sure, Golson can still handle his sax just fine but his real mastery is--and has always been--making ...

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Whisper Not: The Autobiography Of Benny Golson

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Whisper Not Benny Golson and Jim Merod 335 Pages ISBN: 9781439913338 Temple University Press 2016 jny: Philadelphia has always been a cradle for outstanding jazz talent, though when it comes to durability surely none can match Benny Golson, who began playing seventy years ago. At 87, Golson--an NEA Jazz Master--still leads small ensembles and fronts big bands who play his charts. “Killer Joe," “I Remember Clifford," “Stablemates," “Whisper Not" and “Along Came ...

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Benny Golson Quartet at Duc des Lombards

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Benny Golson Quartet Duc des Lombards Nous N'Irons Pas a New York (We're Not Going to New York) Festival Paris, France August 10, 2016 Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson showed no negative effects of his 87 years during the opening set of two nights at Duc des Lombards in Paris. His breathy style purred like the engine of a vintage Rolls Royce, his vibrato-edged style poured out as enticing as a gently cellared French Bordeaux. ...

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Benny Golson: Horizon Ahead

Read "Horizon Ahead" reviewed by Jack Bowers

At age eighty-seven, saxophonist Benny Golson is one of the last surviving links to the Golden Age of modern jazz, ushered in by the likes of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke and others in the early '40s. Golson came on the bop scene about a decade later and has been a force ever since, whether playing, composing, arranging, buttressing Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers or leading groups of various sizes. In 1956, Golson wrote “Whisper Not," the first ...


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