Bennie Green Quintet


Glidin' Along

  • Release Date: 12 Jul 1995
  • OJCCD-1869-2

Bennie Green grew up in the generation of musicians inspired by the bebop pioneers. He developed the complex skills needed to play bop and worked in the Earl Hines band that included Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. He also had roots in swing and was often compared with trombonists like Lawrence Brown, Benny Morton, Vic Dickenson, and Dickie Wells. Green melded the rapid-fire vocabulary of bebop with older styles more inclined to glides and swoops. The result was a beguiling personal diale… MORE