To the best of the <em>Rifftides</em> staff’s recollection, this is the first time the blog’s Monday Recommendation has been a stand-alone video. The choice was inspired by the stellar makeup of the band involved, the enjoyment the musicians found in playing one of Benny Golson’s most loved compositions and how they made it obvious that they were digging one another’s work. Golson (pictured left) is the tenor saxophonist and leader with Art Farmer, flumpet; Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, bass; Milt Jackson, vibes; Ulf Wakenius, guitar; and the young Danish drummer Jonas Johansen. This was at the 1997 JazzBaltica festival in Salzau, Germany. Golson introduces his tune.
Thanks to Lester Perkins of Jazz On The Tube for calling that performance to our attention.