Bennie Green Blows His Horn

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Bennie Green Blows His Horn
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Studio album by Bennie Green
Released 1955
Recorded June 10 and September 22, 1955
Studio Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 39:07
Label Prestige
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Bennie Green Blows His Horn is an album by American trombonist Bennie Green recorded in 1955 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Green and his band show that there is no reason that swinging jazz has to be viewed as overly intellectual and esoteric... a fine example of Bennie Green's talents and winning musical personality".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bennie Green except where noted.

  1. "Sometimes I'm Happy" (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans) – 3:53
  2. "Laura" (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin) – 6:13
  3. "Body and Soul" (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) – 6:58
  4. "Say Jack!" (Green, Osie Johnson) – 3:36
  5. "One Track" (Green, Johnson) – 3:15
  6. "Groovin' the Blues" [Take 1] – 5:31
  7. "Groovin' the Blues" [Take 2] – 3:13
  8. " Travelin' Light" (Harry Akst, Sidney Clare) – 3:07
  9. "Hi-Yo Silver" (Green, Johnson) – 3:21
  • Recorded on June 10, 1955 (tracks 1-4) and September 22, 1955 (tracks 5-9).



  1. ^ Prestige discography accessed October 7, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 7, 2010