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

Watch Benny Golson: Bringing The Hits Jazz24

March 22, 2012 – Watch the tenor-sax legend perform three of his classic tunes in a session at KPLU in Seattle. Jazz24

A Great Day In Harlem

Listen Behind 'A Great Day In Harlem': Jean Bach On Piano Jazz

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


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

Read A Hard Look At Hard Bop WESA

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

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

Listen Benny Golson's 80th-Birthday Concert On JazzSet WBGO

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


Listen Benny Golson Recreates His Great 'Jazztet'

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


Listen Saxophone Giant Benny Golson on Piano Jazz

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


Listen Benny Golson All-Stars and Joe Zawinul in Concert WBGO

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

Listen Benny Golson: From Jazz to Hollywood and Back

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


Listen Benny Golson: Elder Statesman of the Jazz Sax

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


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