Benny Golson: You're Mine, You


You're Mine, You


Benny Golson (tenor sax)


Benny Golson's New York Scene (Contemporary OJCCD-164-2)

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Benny Golson (tenor sax), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Charlie Persip (drums).

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


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