The Benny Golson Quartet

Bebop Jazz

Fri, Apr 23

Golson is a preeminent tenor sax player who is most associated with the hard bop and bebop schools of jazz.
His best known song is “I Remember Clifford”, a tribute to a fellow musician and friend trumpet player Clifford Brown. When not performing, Golson has composed for TV shows like M.A.S.H., and The Six Million Dollar Man.

  • Golson has composed several jazz standards such as “Stable Mates”, “Killer Joe”, “Whisper Not”, “Along Came Betty” and “Are You Real?”.
  • In November 2009, Benny was inducted into the International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame during a performance at the University of Pittsburgh’s annual jazz seminar and concert.
  • While in high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Golson played with future jazz legends John Coltrane, Red Garland, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, and Red Rodney.

“…one of the most attractive chameleons of improvisation.” -John Fordham, The Gaurdian

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