Interview: Benny Golson (Part 5) - JazzWax

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September 12, 2008


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Just read the whole interview....

I think that's really interesting how Lion didn't want to record Moanin', an album I hold in very high regard.

I saw Benny back in February with the Monterey Jazz Festival Tour. He was just hilarious...

OK, well just letting you know that I'm finally back at the blog ( and that I've started an all-vinyl jazz podcast (at

Ivan Santiago

I loved to learn more about Benny Golson's life, especially his humble beginings, not to say anything of the origin of the songs "Stablemates" and "Whisper Not." The latter is my favorite of his compositions. (Among the vocal versions, my favorite is, not surprisingly, Peggy Lee's, but I like other versions as well, including Anita ODay''s). Relished the Dinah Washington story -- quite a mouthful !

Anant Bangkok

thank you very much for your useful information.

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