November 8, 2020 – 5:59 am

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Viersen 1990 [no label, 1CD]

International Jazz Festival. Festhalle, Viersen, Germany; September 23, 1990. Very good Pre-FM.

Thanks to jazzrita and Allan1970 for sharing the show at Dime.

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American bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger Benny Golson came to prominence with the big bands of Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie, more as a writer than a performer, before launching his solo career. Golson is known for co-founding and co-leading The Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer in 1959. From the late 1960s through the 1970s Golson was in demand as an arranger for film and television and thus was less active as a performer, but he and Farmer reformed the Jazztet in 1982. In addition to “I Remember Clifford”, many of Golson’s compositions have become jazz standards including “Blues March”, “Whisper Not”, and “Killer Joe”. - wikipedia

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Track 01. Are You Real? 16:51
Track 02. Along Came Betty 12:50
Track 03. Voyage 13:07
Track 04. I Remember Clifford 9:02
Track 05. Park Avenue Petite 10:30
63 mins

Benny Golson - tenor sax
Brian Lynch
- trumpet
Curtis Fuller
- trombone
Geoff Keezer
- piano
Christian McBride
- bass
Tony Reedus
- drums

Click here to order Benny Golson releases.

  1. 5 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: BENNY GOLSON - VIERSEN 1990”

  2. Thank you for this show. Thank you also for continuing to bring quality Jazz shows to us.

    By JustDave on Nov 8, 2020

  3. This is real jazz , throwback to a less is more approach , before jazz became deluted by sideshow / showboat performances by people like hack McLaughlin.

    By Smashmouth on Nov 8, 2020

  4. Real jazz , minus a few exceptions died after Bitches Brew , The hack McLaughlin was one of the culprits with his showboating style , inspiring many imitators who mutated jazz . This fortunately is a rare exception of good jazz . This show has my approval.

    By Smashmouth on Nov 8, 2020

  5. Thank you for this one.

    Tons of great jazz shows to DL at: https://www.npr.org/series/90611896/live-at-the-village-vanguard

    By Poontuck McGillicutty on Nov 8, 2020

  6. Thank you So Much for this - from The Man who wrote
    “Killer Joe” found on 1960Argo’s “Meet The Jazztet” w/Art Farmer/trumpet; McCoy Tyner/piano; Benny Golson/tenor. (OK, you baited me, but I can’t help it if you’re stuck thinking great Jazz - excuse me, ah, er, um - “Real” Jazz, doesn’t include the sensational John McLaughlin. Go back to yer gramophone.)

    By harmon on Nov 11, 2020

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