Benny Golson is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger.
Golson famously composed the jazz standards “I Remember Clifford,” “Stable Mates,” “Killer Joe,” “Whisper Not,” and “Along Came Betty.”
From 1959 to 1962 Golson co-led the Jazztet with Art Farmer. Golson then left jazz to concentrate on studio and orchestral work for 12 years. During this time he composed music for such television shows as “Ironside”, “Room 222”, “MAS*H”, and “The Six Million Dollar Man”. During the mid-1970s Golson returned to jazz playing and recording. In 1983 he re-organized the Jazztet.
In 1995 Golson received the NEA Jazz Masters Award of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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