Steve Provizer sends an announcement about a special event on his radio program:
Tomorrow on the DuPlex Mystery Jazz Hour we will celebrate the birthday of the great saxophonist/ arranger/ composer Benny Golson. Golson, composer of Killer Joe, Whisper Not and Along Came Betty, began his career in the early 50’s and is still on the scene today. We’re back to our 5-6 PM EST slot; streaming on WZBC.ORG, and heard locally at 90.3 FM.
Mr. Golson will be 89. Let’s see and hear him play one of his most famous pieces. His all-star group in this late 1980s performance in Tokyo has the composer on tenor saxophone with Freddie Hubbard, flugelhorn; Ron Carter, bass; Mulgrew Miller, piano; and Marvin “Smitty” Smith, drums.
Happy birthday, Benny Golson.