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Benny Golson
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Golson playing in New York City, 2006
Background information
Born January 25, 1929 (1929-01-25) (ageĀ 91)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Jazz, bebop, hard bop
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, arranger
Instruments Tenor saxophone

Benny Golson (born January 25, 1929) is an American bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger. He was a member of Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie led bands. Golson is known for co-founding and co-leading The Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer in 1959. His best known song is "I Remember Clifford".


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