Turning Point (Benny Golson album)
|Studio album by Benny Golson|
|Recorded||October 30 & 31 and November 1, 1962
New York City
|Benny Golson chronology|
This was the first of a pair of quartet recordings by Golson in two months. Golson was displeased with his playing at the time: "I was frustrated, because I didn't know how I wanted to sound"; he soon stopped playing, and did not resume for seven or eight years. The title, according to Golson, "indicates my frustration with [producer] Kay Norton and Art [Farmer, co-leader of the Jazztet], because we had reached a point where we wanted to go in different directions."
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
The Allmusic review states, "this quartet set for tenor saxophonist Benny Golson was the beginning of the close of an era. Within a year, Golson would be working full-time as a writer in the studios, and he de-emphasized his playing until making a comeback in the late 1970s".
All compositions by Benny Golson except as indicated
- "How Am I to Know" (Dorothy Parker, Jack King) - 3:47
- The Masquerade Is Over"" (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel) - 4:38
- "Dear Kathy" - 4:48
- "Three Little Words" (Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar) - 4:38
- "Turning Point" - 3:56
- "Stella by Starlight" (Victor Young, Ned Washington) - 4:50
- "Alone Together" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) - 7:30
- Recorded in New York City on October 30 (tracks 4, 5 & 7), October 31 (tracks 2 & 6) and November 1 (tracks 1 & 3), 1962
- Benny Golson discography accessed June 27, 2012
- Blumenthal, Bob (2004) In The Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson/Jazztet Sessions [CD liner notes]. p. 14. Mosaic.
- Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 27, 2012
- Down Beat: August 15, 1963 vol. 30, no. 23
- Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 85. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.