On where Benny composed Killer Joe: “I Benny_Golson_s_New_York_Scene wrote the song in in my apartment at 55 W. 92 St. The Jazztet’s appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival came on the heels of the band’s highly successful debut, Meet the Jazztet. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Killer Joe on Discogs.
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Golson was so moved by the beenny that he composed the threnody ” I Remember Clifford “, as a tribute to a fellow musician and friend. Eight Jazz Classicsp. Switching to trombone, McKinney steps to the front on the bristling hard bop burner “Bean Bag,” which also features some scorching tenor work from Golson and an exhilarating drum solo from Humphries.
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Farmer’s muted trumpet solo is exquisite and underscored by Lex Humphries loose, syncopated swing beat. They close out their Newport set in rousing fashion with Art Farmer’s shuffle-swing number “Mox Nix,” featuring some strong solo work from the trumpeter. The popularity of the song also inspired the name of the band known as Killer Joe who included the song on its CD of the same name in Farmer is prominently featured on a beautiful open horn solo on a rendition of Golson’s minor key ballad “The Portrait,” a melancholy number which sounds remarkably similar to Golson’s “Park Avenue Petite” from Meet the Jazztetand which also features some burnished tones from McKinney on euphonium.
Live in Leverkusen He worked with tenor sax great Wardell Gray frombefore touring Europe inwith Lionel Hampton’s orchestra, playing alongside fellow trumpeter Clifford Brown. After graduating from Howard UniversityGolson joined Bull Moose Jackson ‘s rhythm and blues band; Tadd Dameronwhom Golson came to consider the most important influence on his writing, was Jackson’s pianist at the time.
The song was written in and first appeared on the album entitled Flyin’ Home by the jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton. The song appears on koe 60 albums and CDs, with the best-known and most popular version being featured on Quincy Jones’ album entitled Walking in Space. Golson then left jazz to concentrate on studio and orchestral work for 12 years.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. His big band arrangement of the song remained on the jazz charts for several months during Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced beenny poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.
In he re-organized the Jazztet and continued to record in small band settings through the ’80s and ’90s for the Dreyfus, Evidence, Arkadia, Denon, and Milestone labels. Jazz Latin New Age.
After moving to New York inhe worked with tenor saxophonist-composer Gigi Gryce for two years before joining Horace Silver’s quintet in and then Gerry Mulligan’s band in During the mids Golson returned to jazz playing and recording.
Share Tweet Submit Pin. Golson was working with the Lionel Hampton band at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in when he learned that Clifford Browna noted and well-liked jazz trumpeter who had done a stint with him in Dameron’s band,  had died in a car accident. The song had its premiere in during the composer’s stint with Lionel Hampton’s big band.
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Golson rises to the occasion with a galvanizing tenor solo while McKinney contributes another slick trombone solo based in the facile stylings of pioneering bop trombonist J.
From to Golson co-led the Jazztet with Art Farmer. Jazzbebophard bop. Duke Pearson’s piano solo is unfortunately barely audible here, but McKinney offers a brilliant trombone solo that is brimming with lyricism and unpredictable note choices. Streams Videos All Posts.
From the late s through the s 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 jjoe He also formulated and conducted arrangements to various recordings, such as Eric Is Herea album by Eric Burdonwhich features five of Golson’s arrangements, conducted by Golson.