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Benny Golson | Whisper Not: The Autobiography of Benny Golson
Thu, June 23, 2016
Saxophonist and composer Benny Golson learned his instrument and the vocabulary of jazz while still in high school in Philadelphia. Over the course of an illustrious 60-year career, he has recorded more than 30 albums, written well over 300 compositions, and given hundreds of performances around the globe alongside dozens of jazz greats, including Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic, and Art Blakey. “A composer with an unusually brilliant melodic sense” (New York Times), his major contributions to the world of jazz include the standards Killer Joe, Along Came Betty, Whisper Not, and Five Spot After Dark. His new book is a collection of anecdotes and photographs that recount the high and low notes of a life dedicated to jazz.
In conversation with Jeff Duperon, host WRTI
Please allow extra time to get to Parkway Central, due to extensive road work in the area.
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103