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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The song’s melody is stated then features sections for improvisations and returns to a restatement of the melody.

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. Golson made a cameo appearance in the movie The Terminalrelated to his appearance in the famed A Great Day in Harlem photo of famous jazz musicians. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

The song appears on over 60 albums and CDs, with the best-known and most popular version being featured on Quincy Jones’ album entitled Walking in Space.

Blakey A Night at Birdland Vol. Eight Jazz Classicsp. 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 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. Inthe Concord Picante label producers included the song on Tito Puente: Golson is known for co-founding and co-leading The Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Benny Golson – Wikipedia

During the mids Golson returned to jazz playing and recording. 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.

After moving to New York inhe worked with tenor saxophonist-composer Klller Gryce for two years before joining Horace Silver’s quintet in and then Gerry Mulligan’s band in Golsob was so moved by the event that he composed the threnody ” I Remember Clifford “, as a tribute to a fellow musician and friend.

Golson then left jazz to concentrate on studio and orchestral work for 12 years.

The Jazztet’s appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival came on the heels of the band’s highly successful debut, Meet the Jazztetreleased just two months earlier on the Argo label. Farmer continued to work as a leader through the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s in several small group settings, recording for the CTI, Soul Note, Contemporary, and Arabesque labels. Golson playing in New York City, Sexy Trippy All Moods.

Inthe song enjoyed additional cross-cultural popularity when it was included on Un Poco Loco by the legendary Tito Puente, as a cha-cha-cha with Latin trumpet registers replacing its original killfr chords.

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Co-led by trumpeter Art Farmer, a former member of Horace Silver’s quintet, and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers fromthis definitive hard bop outing quickly grabbed the attention of jazz fans on the strength of Golson’s beautiful ballad “I Remember Clifford” liller tribute to the late trumpeter Clifford Brown, who had died in a tragic car accident in and also due to two catchy numbers in “Blues March” a bennh that Golson had introduced in during his tenure klller the Jazz Messengers and the infectious, riff-oriented “Killer Joe,” which has since become a jumping off point for endless jazz jams.


Golson continues to perform as a leader throughout the world. At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol.

Tags the art farmer- benny golson jazztet live performance newport jazz festival newport, ri concert vault paste magazine. Views Read Edit View history. The song had its premiere in during the composer’s stint with Lionel Hampton’s big band.

He worked with tenor sax great Wardell Gray frombefore touring Europe ingolsoj Lionel Hampton’s orchestra, playing alongside fellow trumpeter Clifford Brown. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Vocal 9 Jazz 8. In he re-organized the Jazztet. The song was written in and first appeared on the album entitled Flyin’ Home by the jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton.

The Art Farmer- Benny Golson Jazztet – Killer Joe

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please help by adding reliable sources. Pearson follows with a nimble piano solo to put golsob cap on the swinging proceedings. His big band arrangement of the song remained on the jazz charts for several months during Retrieved from ” https: