Benny Golson's New York Scene

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Benny Golson's New York Scene
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Studio album by Benny Golson
Released January 1959[1]
Recorded October 14 & 17, 1957
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:24
Label Contemporary
C 3552
Producer Nat Hentoff
Benny Golson chronology
Benny Golson's New York Scene
The Modern Touch

Benny Golson's New York Scene is the debut album by saxophonist Benny Golson featuring performances recorded in late 1957 and originally released on the Contemporary label.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[4]

John S. Wilson's contemporaneous review was positive, noting that both quintet and nonet bands feature "Farmer playing with broad authority no matter what the fare at hand while Golson's warm, dark lines flare and glide through all the pieces."[5] Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated, "this underrated gem served as a strong start to Benny Golson's influential solo career".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Benny Golson except as indicated.
  1. "Something in B flat" (Ray Bryant) - 6:04
  2. "Whisper Not" - 6:01
  3. "Step Lightly" - 6:54
  4. "Just by Myself" - 4:12
  5. "Blues It" - 6:52
  6. "You're Mine, You" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) - 4:22
  7. "Capri" (Gigi Gryce) - 3:59
  8. "B.G.'s Holiday" - 5:34 Bonus track on CD



  1. ^ Schwann Monthly Guide to Stereo Records, 1967
  2. ^ Benny Golson discography accessed June 25, 2012
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 25, 2012
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 85. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  5. ^ Wilson, John S. (1959) The Collector's Jazz: Modern, p.120. J. B. Lippincott.