The Other Side of Benny Golson

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The Other Side of Benny Golson
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Studio album by Benny Golson
Released 1958
Recorded November 12, 1958
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:09
Label Riverside
RLP 12-290
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Benny Golson chronology
The Modern Touch
(1957)The Modern Touch1957
The Other Side of Benny Golson
Benny Golson and the Philadelphians
(1958)Benny Golson and the Philadelphians1958

The Other Side of Benny Golson is the third album by saxophonist Benny Golson featuring performances recorded in late 1958 and originally released on the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic says, "Tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson's third recording as a leader was significant in two ways. It was his first opportunity to work with trombonist Curtis Fuller (the two would be members of The Jazztet by 1960) and it was one of his first chances to really stretch out on record as a soloist; up to this point Golson was possibly better known as a composer".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Benny Golson except as indicated

  1. "Strut Time" - 6:03
  2. "Jubilation" (Junior Mance) - 6:18
  3. "Symptoms" (Curtis Fuller) - 5:58
  4. "Are You Real?" - 5:37
  5. "Cry a Blue Tear" - 5:20
  6. "This Night" (Richard Evans) - 7:50



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