Benny Golson: You're Mine, You
You're Mine, You
Benny Golson (tenor sax)
Benny Golson's New York Scene (Contemporary OJCCD-164-2)
Composed by Johnny Green & Edward Heyman.
Recorded: New York, October 14, 1957
Rating: 94/100 (learn more)
Benny Golson's passionate but never blustery tenor styling was overshadowed in the mid-1950s by his compositional flair. That changed during stints with Art Blakey (1958) and The Jazztet (1959-1962), each of which gave Golson wider exposure as a player. Yet even in The Jazztet, Benny usually left the ballads to trumpeter and co-leader Art Farmer. Sometimes a musician just has too much talent to fit it all in. In any case, "You're Mine, You" proves that Benny as balladeer took a backseat to no one. A tender, touching tenor treat.
Reviewer: Alan Kurtz
Tags: tenor sax