The Modern Touch

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The Modern Touch
The Modern Touch.jpg
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
(1957)Benny Golson's New York Scene1957
The Modern Touch
The Other Side of Benny Golson
(1958)The Other Side of Benny Golson1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 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