By Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson
Tenor saxophonist/composer, Benny Golson is now in his second half-century as a touring and recording jazz artist. He began performing almost 60 years ago and recorded his first LP as a bandleader 55 years ago … and if his stop by the Jazz24 studios last week with pianist, Sharp Radway and drummer, Jason Marsalis, is any indication, he shows no signs of slowing down now.
Benny’s visit was marked by his wonderfully humorous story-telling, which he wove around the performance of three of his best-loved compositions, Along Came Betty, Whisper Not and his stone-cold classic, Killer Joe.
He was accompanied by pianist Sharp Radway and drummer Jason Marsalis.