Benny Golson

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Benny Golson
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Golson playing in New York City, 2006
Background information
Born (1929-01-25) January 25, 1929 (age 91)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresJazz, bebop, hard bop
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, arranger
InstrumentsTenor saxophone

Benny Golson (born January 25, 1929) is an American bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger.[1] He was a member of Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie led bands. Golson is known for co-founding and co-leading The Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer in 1959. His best known song is "I Remember Clifford".

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