Benny Golson - Thats Funky (2000)
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Benny Golson - Thats Funky (2000)

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Artist: Benny Golson
Title Of Album: That's Funky
Year Of Release: 2000
Label: Arkadia Jazz
Genre: Jazz
Format: MP3
Bitrate: CBR 320 kbps
Tracks: 7
Total Time: 48:58 min
Total Size: 107 MB
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Tracklist:
1. Mack The Knife (funky version) (K. Weill - B. Brecht - M. Blitzstein) (5:38)
2. Moanin' (B. Timmons) (7:57)
3. Sidewinder (L. Morgan) (6:11)
4. Mississippi Windows (B. Golson) (8:16)
5. Work Song (N. Adderley - O. Brown) (6:21)
6. Moritat (modern bebop version) (K. Weill - B. Brecht - M. Blitzstein) (6:01)
7. Blues March (B. Golson) (8:37)
Personnel:
Nat Adderley - trumpet
Benny Golson - tenor saxophone, arranger
Monty Alexander - piano
Ray Drummond - bass
Marvin Smitty Smith - drums
Biography
While in high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Golson played with several other promising young musicians, including John Coltrane, Red Garland, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, and Red Rodney. After graduating from Howard University Golson joined Bull Moose Jackson's rhythm and blues band; Tadd Dameron, whom Golson came to consider the most important influence on his writing, was Jackson's pianist at the time.
From 1953 to 1959 Golson played with Dameron's band and then with the bands of Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges, Earl Bostic, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
Golson was working with the Lionel Hampton band at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in 1956 when he learned that Clifford Brown, a noted and well-liked jazz trumpeter who had done a stint with him in Hampton's band, had died in a car accident. Golson was so moved by the event that he composed the threnody "I Remember Clifford", as a tribute to a fellow musician and friend.
Golson has composed several other jazz standards such as "Stable Mates", "Killer Joe", "Whisper Not", "Along Came Betty" and "Are You Real?".
In 1995 Golson received the NEA Jazz Masters Award of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Golson made a cameo appearance in the 2004 movie The Terminal, related to his appearance in the A Great Day in Harlem photo. As of 2007, he tours regularly.
In October 2007 Golson received the Mellon Living Legend Legacy Award presented by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation at a ceremony at the Kennedy Center. Additionally, during the same month, he won the University of Pittsburgh International Academy of Jazz Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award at the university's 37th Annual Jazz Concert in the Carnegie Music Hall.
In November 2009, Benny was inducted into the International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame during a performance at the University of Pittsburgh's annual jazz seminar and concert.
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