Monday, November 8, 2010

Benny Golson - Stardust

This obscure CD, released by Japanese Denon but for a time made available in the U.S., has tenor saxophonist Benny Golson welcoming trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith to his quintet set. Hubbard was in prime form during this period, and the repertoire (three Golson tunes, an original apiece by Carter and the trumpeter, "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" and "Stardust") provides inspiration for some excellent hard bop-oriented solos. Worth searching for. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Benny Golson
Album: Stradust
Year: 1987
Label: Nippon Columbia
Total time: 67:09

Tracks:
1.  Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael/Mitchell Parish) 9:10
2.  Double Bass (Ron Carter) 9:23
3.  Gipsy Jingle-Jangle (Benny Golson) 4:43
4.  Povo (Freddie Hubbard) 12:15
5.  Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster) 7:30
6.  Sad To Say (Benny Golson) 10:18
7.  Far Away (Freddie Hubbard) 13:46

Personnel:
Benny Golson (Tenor Saxophone)
Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet)
Ron Carter (Double Bass)
Marvin "Smitty" Smith (Drums)
Mulgrew Miller (Piano)

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