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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Benny Golson

Views Read Edit View history. Pearson follows with a nimble piano solo to put a cap on the swinging proceedings.

This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat After graduating from Howard UniversityKilled joined Bull Moose Jackson ‘s rhythm and blues band; Tadd Dameronwhom Golson came to consider the most important influence on his writing, was Jackson’s pianist at the time. Golson is known for co-founding and co-leading The Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer in In NovemberBenny 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.

Vocal 9 Jazz 8. Golson playing in New York City, In addition to “I Remember Clifford”, many of Golson’s compositions have become jazz golxon.

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This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. 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.

From to Golson co-led the Jazztet with Art Farmer. 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. Inthe Concord Picante label producers included the song on Tito Puente: Their rendition of “Killer Joe” includes Golson’s clever spoken word introduction about a fictional jivester character he describes as someone who “wears a very neatly pressed double-breasted, form-fitting pin-striped suit with a chain that dangles from under one side of his coat…who likes to play the horses, who is most certainly a ladies man and is very much against manual labor.


Pearson’s piano solo here is also more audible than on previous tracks. In he re-organized the Jazztet and continued to record in small band settings through the ’80s and ’90s for the Dreyfus, Evidence, Arkadia, Denon, and Milestone labels. At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. Golson then left jazz to concentrate on studio and orchestral work for 12 years.

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Killer Joe

Golson’s song “Something in B Flat” from the album Benny Golson’s New York Scene can be heard during a scene where Hanks’s character is painting and redecorating part of an airport terminal; in a later scene, Golson’s band performs “Killer Joe”. Blakey A Night at Birdland Vol.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Blues March Impulse!!!!! 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” his 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 tune that Golson had introduced in during his tenure with the Jazz Messengers and the infectious, riff-oriented “Killer Joe,” which has since become a jumping off point for endless jazz jams.


Farmer’s muted trumpet solo is exquisite and underscored by Lex Humphries loose, syncopated swing beat. 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.

Original versions of Killer Joe written by Benny Golson | SecondHandSongs

Retrieved kliler ” https: He worked with tenor sax great Wardell Gray frombefore touring Europe inwith Lionel Hampton’s orchestra, playing alongside fellow trumpeter Clifford Brown. 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 saxophone chords. In he re-organized the Jazztet. 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.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The song had its premiere in during the composer’s stint with Lionel Goolson big band. Introspection Late Night Partying. His big band arrangement of the song remained on the jazz charts for several months during Jof Farmer Benny Golson.

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

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. Streams Videos All Posts.