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Benny Golson

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Concerts

Benny Golson performs at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater.

August 5, 2010 The Kennedy Center throws a party for the saxophone giant and NEA Jazz Master.

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May 10, 2007 Benny Golson and Joe Zawinul perform from the North Sea Jazz Festival recorded by JazzSet.

Studio Sessions

Benny Golson (right) and pianist Sharp Radway perform at the KPLU studios in Seattle.

March 22, 2012 Watch the tenor-sax legend perform three of his classic tunes in a session at KPLU in Seattle.

A Great Day In Harlem

September 10, 2010 Hear the jazz musicians behind the iconic 1959 photo with documentary filmmaker Jean Bach.

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March 14, 2008 A giant of hard bop, the saxophonist and composer performs some of his most enduring standards.

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Interviews & Profiles

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January 24, 2009 On the eve of 80, the illustrious saxophonist and composer is bringing back the six-person Jazztet.

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May 3, 2007 The saxophone player (and Hollywood composer) talks about his role in shaping Art Blakey's band.

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September 13, 2004 The veteran musician enjoys recognition with a new CD and music featured in the film The Terminal.

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More Stories

With many young talents under his tutelage, Art Blakey has often been called the father of hard bop.

January 25, 2010 Evolving out of 1950s bebop, hard bop incorporates gospel, soul and R&B. Hear five classics.

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Benny Golson's New York Scene

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  • Album: Benny Golson's New York Scene
  • Artist: Benny Golson
  • Label: OJC
  • Released: 1957
 

Terminal 1

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  • Album: Terminal 1
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  • Label: Concord Records
  • Released: 2004
 

Moanin'

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  • Album: Moanin'
  • Artist: Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released: 1958
 

Terminal 1

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Meet the Jazztet

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  • Album: Meet the Jazztet
  • Artist: Art Farmer with Benny Golson
  • Label: Universal
  • Released: 1960
 

New Time, New 'Tet

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  • Album: New Time, New 'Tet
  • Artist: Benny Golson
  • Label: Concord
  • Released: 2009
 

Brown Street

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  • Artist: Joe Zawinul
 

That's Funky

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