Benny Golson: The second half-century

Mar 5, 2012

Tenor saxophonist/composer, Benny Golson is now in his second half-century as a touring and recording jazz artist.  He began performing almost 60 years ago and recorded his first LP as a bandleader 55 years ago … and if his stop by the KPLU studios last week is any indication, he shows no signs of slowing down now.

Benny’s visit was marked by his wonderfully humorous story-telling, which he wove around the performance of three of his best-loved compositions, Along Came Betty, Whisper Not and his stone-cold classic, Killer Joe (all of which can be seen in the video above.)

He was accompanied by pianist, Sharp Radway and drummer, Jason Marsalis.