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Bennie Green


Bennie Green was mostly of the trombonists from the 1950s who played in a method not influenced by J.J. Johnson (Costs Harris was another). His witty audio and full shade looked backwards towards the golf swing era however was available to the impact of R&B. After playing locally in Chicago, he was using the Earl Hines Orchestra during 1942-1948 (aside from two years within the armed forces). Green obtained some popularity for his use Charlie Ventura (1948-1950) before signing up for Earl Hines’ little group (1951-1953). Then led his very own group through the entire 1950s and ’60s, using such sidemen as Cliff Smalls, Charlie Rouse, Eric Dixon, Paul Chambers, Louis Hayes, Sonny Clark, Gildo Mahones, and Jimmy Forrest. Green documented regularly being a head for Prestige, Decca, Blue Take note, Vee-Jay, Period, Bethlehem, and Jazzland during 1951-1961, although only 1 further program (a matchup with Sonny Stitt on Cadet in 1964) occurred. Bennie Green was with Duke Ellington for a couple a few months in 1968-1969 and moved to NEVADA, where he spent his last years employed in resort rings, although he do emerge to try out quite well on the 1972 Newport Jazz Celebration and in NY jam sessions.

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Full Name Bennie Green
Date Of Birth April 16, 1923
Died March 23, 1977, San Diego, California, United States
Profession Trombonist
Education DuSable High School
Music Songs Minor Revelation, We Wanna Cook, B.G. Mambo, Lullaby of the Doomed, Melba's Mood, Soul Stirrin', Sometimes I'm Happy, The Shouter, Green Leaves, Walkin' and Talkin', Glidin Along, Sonny's Crip, Groovin' The Blues, Dibblin' and Dabblin', Cool Struttin', Congo Lament, Say Jack, B.G.'s Groove Two, That's All, Travelin' Light, Walkin', I.Q. Shuffle, Broilin', Juggin' Around, You're Mine You, Been Walkin', Jim Dog, Let's Stretch, African Dream, Let's Play Chess, Blow Your Horn, Hi Yo Silver
Albums Soul Stirrin', Back on the Scene, Hornful of Soul, Bennie Green Blows His Horn, Bennie Green with Art Farmer, Walking Down, Glidin' Along, The 45 Session, My Main Man, Walkin' & Talkin', The Swingin'est, Bennie Green Swings The Blues, Walkin' & Talkin' (Remastered 2015), The Capitol Vaults Jazz Series, Two in One (Walkin' and Talkin' & Bennie Green), Bennie Green - The Unforgettable, While You Are Here, Hornful of Soul (2013 Remastered Version), Come Sunrise, Bennie Green with Art Farmer (Remastered 2015) [feat. Art Farmer], Famous Hits by Bennie Green, Bennie Green & Gene Ammons: The Swingin' Est / Bennie Green, Soul Stirrin' + the Swingin'est, Greatest Jazz Masters, 1958-1959, Bennie Green: Go Ahead and Blow / Bennie Green, Art Farmer With Bennie Green, Classic Bennie Green, Vol. 1: Walking Down, Sonny's Crip, Keep Calm and Listen Bennie Green, Remastered Hits Vol. 2 (All Tracks Remastered), Jazz Christmas, Classic Bennie Green, Vol. 4: The Swingin'est, Just Friends, Greatest Hits, Greetings from the Past, In Jazz We Trust, The Legends - Bennie Green, Broken Colour, African Dream, The Shouter, Classic Bennie Green, Vol. 6: Bennie Green, Kai, Jay and Bennie, Walking Down + Back on the Scene, THE SHOW MUST GO ON with Bennie Green, The Swingin'est (Remastered 2015), Holy Nights With Bennie Green

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1 Father of Justin, Dominic Green, Leo Green, and Natasha.
2 Although well-known as a jazz musician and as an occasional broadcaster, music journalist and lyric writer, Benny Green was not known for having much interest in the cinema, so it was a surprise when, in late 1972, he was made film critic of the prestigious British humor magazine, "Punch". He replaced Richard Mallett, one of Britain's most eminent critics, who had held this post for over 30 years. Mallett, who had a passionate love of films, had not expected to be dismissed and was greatly upset - so much so that when he died, only a few weeks later, in a street accident, a rumor went around that he had committed suicide. (There is, however, no evidence to suggest that this was the case). His admirers were angered by Green's columns in the magazine, which clearly revealed, not only his indifference to the cinema, but how little he knew about it. He left the job before the end of the decade.
3 Jazz saxophonist.



A Dream of Alice 1982 TV Movie additional material
Cleo and John 1982 TV Movie documentary
The Val Doonican Music Show 1981 TV Series special material - 1 episode
Golden Gala 1978 TV Movie script
Dockland Rules O.K.! 1978 Documentary short commentary writer
Love You Madly: A Salute to Duke Ellington 1969 TV Movie



Vesnici dzeza: Art Blackey, Benny Green 1988 TV Movie Piano
Three More Men in a Boat 1983 TV Movie
Crystal Gazing 1982
Pick of the Year 1968 TV Movie
The End of the Line 1957 Man Selling Stone Jewelry (uncredited)



Mad Men 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Art City 1: Making It in Manhattan 1996 Documentary performer: "Amsterdam After Dark"
Son of Hitler 1979 lyrics: "Son of Hitler"
Modesty Blaise 1966 lyrics: "Modesty Blaise", "The End We Should've"



The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself
Without Walls 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Looks Familiar 1972-1986 TV Series Himself - Guest
Television Scrabble 1984 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 1972-1979 TV Series Himself
An Evening with Andy Williams 1978 TV Movie Himself - Interviewer
Dockland Rules O.K.! 1978 Documentary short Himself - Commentator
Yesterday's Witness 1977 TV Series Himself
Cinema 1974 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter / Himself - Questionmaster
Under the Table You Must Go 1970 Documentary Himself
Love You Madly: A Salute to Duke Ellington 1969 TV Movie Himself - Announcer
Late Show London 1966 TV Series Himself - Host
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1965 TV Series Himself
Search for a Star 1964 TV Series Himself - Judge
Juke Box Jury 1961 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Oh Boy! 1958-1959 TV Series Himself

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