Golson, Benny

Arkadia, 2001CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 7.2w

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Benny is whispering melodies through his tenor sax, nicely complemented by the warmth of Shirley Horn and strings on two vocal tracks. Most of the music was recorded after a European tour in 1996 with Shirley’s complement coming in 1999 and the final song, solo piano with a classical bent, recorded featuring Lara Downes last October. This is a signal of Benny’s breadth as a composer and reach as a musician.