Benny Golson – Gone with Golson (Full Album)

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Gone with Golson is the fifth album by saxophonist Benny Golson featuring performances recorded in 1959 and originally released on the New Jazz label.

“Shortly before the formation of The Jazztet, tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson and trombonist Curtis Fuller teamed up for this quintet set with pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Tommy Bryant and drummer Al Harewood. Although Golson contributed three of the six songs (“Blues After Dark” is the best-known one), the emphasis is on his playing; the tenor is quite heated on the uptempo blues “Jam for Bobbie.” The CD reissue adds “A Bit of Heaven” (originally on a sampler but part of the same session) to the original program, a fine example of hard bop of the late ’50s.’ – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Staccato Swing” (Ray Bryant) – 4:49
“Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques PrĂ©vert) – 6:48
“Soul Me” (Benny Golson) – 6:37
“Blues After Dark” (Benny Golson) – 8:37
“Jam for Bobbie” (Benny Golson) – 9:21
“A Bit of Heaven” (Curtis Fuller) – 4:21

Benny Golson – tenor saxophone
Curtis Fuller – trombone
Ray Bryant – piano
Tommy Bryant – bass
Al Harewood – drums


Released: 1959
Recorded: June 20, 1959
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Length: 40:33
Label: New Jazz
NJLP 8235
Producer: Esmond Edwards