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Benny Golson

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Benny Golson is really a talented composer/arranger whose tenor taking part in offers continued to evolve as time passes. After going to Howard University or college (1947-1950) he worked well in Philadelphia with Bull Moose Jackson’s R&B music group (1951) at the same time when it included one of is own composing affects, Tadd Dameron on piano. Golson used Dameron for an interval in 1953, accompanied by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-1954), and Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-1956). He found prominence while with Dizzy Gillespie’s globetrotting big music group (1956-1958), just as much for his composing for his tenor playing (the second option was most affected by Don Byas and Lucky Thompson). Golson published such requirements as “I RECALL Clifford” (for the past due Clifford Dark brown), “Killer Joe,” “Stablemates,” “Whisper Not really,” “Along Arrived Betty,” and “Blues March” during 1956-1960. His stick with Artwork Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (1958-1959) was significant, and during 1959-1962 he co-led the Jazztet with Artwork Farmer. In the future Golson steadily drifted from jazz and focused more on employed in the studios along with orchestras including spending a year or two in European countries (1964-1966). When Golson came back to energetic playing in 1977, his firmness experienced hardened and sounded very much nearer to Archie Shepp than to Don Byas. Apart from an unfortunate industrial work for Columbia in 1977, Golson offers recorded regularly rewarding albums (many for Japan labels) after that including a reunion with Artwork Farmer and Curtis Fuller in a fresh Jazztet. Over time he has documented as a innovator for Modern, Riverside, United Performers, New Jazz, Argo, Mercury, and Dreyfus amongst others. Returning once more to the soul of the initial Jazztet, Golson released New Period, New ‘Tet on Concord Information in ’09 2009.

Quick Facts


Full Name Benny Golson
Profession Conductor, Music Arranger, Film Score Composer, Saxophonist
Education Berklee College of Music, Howard University, William Paterson University
Nationality American
Spouse Bobbie Golson
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Music Groups The Jazz Messengers, The Jazztet
Music Songs Killer Joe, Whisper Not, Stablemates, Are You Real?, Blue's March, Terminal 1, Park Avenue Petite, Staccato Swing, Blues After Dark, I'm Always Dancin' to the Music, Something In B Flat, One Day, Forever, My Blues House, Thursday’s Theme, The New Killer Joe, Jam for Bobbie, Strut Time, Little Karin, It's All Right With Me, Dear Kathy, You’re Not The Kind, Tippin' on Thru, Grove's Groove, Serenata, Night Shade, Beautiful Love, Yesterdays, A Bit of Heaven, Up Jumped Spring, Sock Cha Cha, Jam the Avenue, Easy Living
Albums The Modern Touch, Groovin' with Golson, Gone with Golson, Benny Golson's New York Scene, The Other Side of Benny Golson, Take a Number from 1 to 10, Moanin', Turning Point, Free, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, Africaine, New York Scene, Caravan, Buttercorn Lady, Benny Golson and the Philadelphians, Benny Golson Quartet, This Is for You John, Legend of Jazz Club, Saying Something, Jazz Profile: Horace Silver (No.012), Just as Much - Softly with Feelings, Show Down, Winchester Special and Another Opus, Here and Now / Another Git Together / The Jazztet & John Lewis, Another Git Together (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1962), The Journey Through Music With, Auditory Arrangement, Acquaintance, My Funny Valentine, Another Git Together, It’s Alright With Me (Remastered), Dateline Rome, The Stroller, Just in Time: The Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet, A Mans World, Jazz Stars Séries: Roger Guerin, Benny Golson (Mono Version), Gone, The Masquerade Is Over, On Wheels, Cheese, Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1, 3 and 5, Five Spot After Dark, Just Jazz!, Turning Point / Free, I Remember Clifford, Jazz Classics, Impromptune, The Best of Benny Golson, Shine Like Diamonds, Optical Illusion
Movies The Terminal, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, Where It's At, Ed's Next Move, We Spin Around the Night Consumed by the Fire, Benny Golson: The Whisper Not Tour, Ski Fascination, Lionel Hampton & the Golden Men of Jazz, Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Vol. 3


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ed's Next Move 1996
The Creative Spirit 1992 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Boss 1991 Short
The Sophisticated Gents 1981 TV Series 3 episodes
The Six Million Dollar Man 1975 TV Series 1 episode
M*A*S*H 1973-1975 TV Series 5 episodes
If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever? 1974 TV Movie
Pomroy's People 1973 TV Movie
Roll Out 1973 TV Series 1973
Mannix 1972 TV Series 1 episode
Room 222 1969-1972 TV Series 52 episodes
Longstreet 1971-1972 TV Series 3 episodes
Mission: Impossible 1970-1971 TV Series 4 episodes
Mod Squad 1971 TV Series 1 episode
The Partridge Family 1970 TV Series 4 episodes
The Young Lawyers 1970 TV Series 1 episode
It Takes a Thief 1968-1969 TV Series 8 episodes
Where It's At 1969
Skifascination 1966 Documentary short
Stop Driving Us Crazy 1961 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cosby 1996-1998 TV Series composer - 8 episodes
Glengarry Glen Ross 1992 arranger - uncredited
Roll Out 1973 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Longstreet 1971-1972 TV Series conductor - 3 episodes
Room 222 1971 TV Series composer - 2 episodes
Mission: Impossible 1970-1971 TV Series conductor - 3 episodes
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts 1964 TV Series musician - 1 episode
The Road to Shame 1959 musician: tenor sax

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pawn Sacrifice 2014 writer: "Along Came Betty"
Bi no tsubo 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
More Than a Game 2008 Documentary writer: "Jamboree"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: "Whisper Not Big Band" - as B. Golson
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Where the Truth Lies 2005 writer: "Whisper Not" 1967
The Terminal 2004 performer: "Something in B-Flat", "Killer Joe" / writer: "Killer Joe"
Crime Story 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni 1978 Documentary music: "Whisper not"
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts 1964 TV Series 1 episode
The Road to Shame 1959 performer: "Générique Main Theme" / writer: "Générique Main Theme"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Terminal 2004 Benny Golson

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Main Man. Appunti per un film sul jazz a Bologna 2009 Documentary Himself
Imagine 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Musician
Detour Ahead: An Afternoon with Herb Ellis 1996 Video documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1995 TV Series Himself
A Great Day in Harlem 1994 Documentary Himself
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts 1964 TV Series Himself - Performer
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1960 TV Series Himself - Musican

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Cosby (1996) · Bill Cosby
1997 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Cosby (1996) · Bill Cosby


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