On where Benny composed Killer Joe: “I Benny_Golson_s_New_York_Scene wrote the song in in my apartment at 55 W. 92 St. The Jazztet’s appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival came on the heels of the band’s highly successful debut, Meet the Jazztet. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Killer Joe on Discogs.

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Pearson’s piano solo here is also more audible than on previous tracks.

Killer Joe

Blues March Impulse!!!!! Inthe song enjoyed additional cross-cultural popularity when it was included on Un Poco Loco by the legendary Tito Puente, as a cha-cha-cha with Latin trumpet registers replacing its original saxophone chords.

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Benny Golson – Wikipedia

Golson playing in New York City, kuller In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Golson was working with the Lionel Hampton band at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in when he learned that Clifford Browna noted and well-liked jazz trumpeter who had done a stint with him in Dameron’s band, [2] had died in a car accident.

The song was written in and first appeared on the album entitled Flyin’ Home by the jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton. Golson rises to the occasion with a galvanizing tenor solo while McKinney contributes killee slick trombone solo based in the facile stylings of pioneering bop trombonist J.


Golson made a cameo appearance in the movie The Terminalrelated to his appearance in the famed A Great Day in Harlem photo of famous jazz musicians.

The Art Farmer- Benny Golson Jazztet – Killer Joe

After graduating goldon Howard UniversityGolson joined Bull Moose Jackson ‘s rhythm and blues band; Tadd Dameronwhom Golson came to consider the most important influence on his writing, was Jackson’s pianist at the time. From to Golson bbenny the Jazztet with Art Farmer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They close out their Newport set in rousing fashion with Art Farmer’s shuffle-swing number “Mox Nix,” featuring some strong solo work from the trumpeter.

He worked with tenor sax great Wardell Gray frombefore touring Europe inwith Lionel Hampton’s orchestra, playing alongside fellow trumpeter Clifford Brown. Duke Pearson’s piano solo is unfortunately barely audible here, but McKinney offers a brilliant trombone solo that is brimming with lyricism and unpredictable note choices.

Streams Videos All Posts. Farmer continued to work as a leader through the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s in several small group settings, recording for the CTI, Soul Note, Contemporary, golsson Arabesque labels.

Jazz Latin New Age. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Farmer’s muted trumpet solo is exquisite and underscored by Lex Humphries loose, syncopated swing beat. Golson then left jazz to concentrate on studio bfnny orchestral work for 12 years. The song appears on over 60 albums and CDs, with the best-known and most popular version being featured on Quincy Jones’ album entitled Walking in Space.


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Original versions of Killer Joe written by Benny Golson | SecondHandSongs

This page was last edited goson 29 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: The popularity of the song also inspired the name of the band known as Killer Joe who included the song on its CD of the same name in Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. In he re-organized the Jazztet. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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Pearson follows with a nimble piano solo to put a cap on the swinging proceedings. The song’s melody is stated then features sections for improvisations and returns to a restatement of the melody. Please help by adding reliable sources. Sexy Trippy All Moods.