Benny Golson Sextet

The-Modern-Touch

The Modern Touch

  • Release Date: 19 May 1992
  • OJCCD-1797-2

Hard bop was at its toughest when Benny Golson (b. 1929) made these recordings with an all-star sextet. Golson and his fellow saxophonist-composer-arranger Gigi Gryce (1927-1983), two of whose tunes are contained herein, brought their respective senses of formalism and harmonic sophistication to what was generally characterized as an elemental musical idiom. That Golson's and Gryce's stocks were rising in December 1957 was apparent not only from this top-notch date (Golson's second as a leade… MORE

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