The Modern Touch

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The Modern Touch
Studio album by The Benny Golson Sextet
Released 1958
Recorded December 19 & 23, 1957
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:37
Label Riverside
RLP 12-256
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Benny Golson chronology
Benny Golson's New York Scene
The Modern Touch
The Other Side of Benny Golson
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Modern Touch is the second album by saxophonist Benny Golson featuring performances recorded in late 1957 and originally released on the Riverside label.[2]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Excellent playing on an above-average set that defines the modern mainstream of 1957 jazz."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Benny Golson except as indicated

  1. "Out of the Past" - 6:22
  2. "Reunion" (Gigi Gryce) - 7:14
  3. "Venetian Breeze" - 5:38
  4. "Hymn to the Orient" (Gryce) - 4:07
  5. "Namely You" (Gene de Paul, Johnny Mercer) - 4:42
  6. "Blues on Down" - 11:34



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic review, accessed June 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Benny Golson discography accessed June 25, 2012