Killer Joe (Benny Golson album)

Killer Joe is an album by Benny Golson recorded in 1977 and released by the Columbia label.[1][2] This was Golson's first jazz album in over a decade when his career has been devoted to writing music for television and motion pictures.

Killer Joe
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Studio album by
Released1977
Recorded1977
StudioA&M Studios Los Angeles, CA and Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA
GenreJazz
Length55:39
LabelColumbia
PC 34678
ProducerBobby Martin and Benny Golson for the Tentmakers Corporation
Benny Golson chronology
Are You Real
(1977)
Killer Joe
(1977)
I'm Always Dancin' to the Music
(1978)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [3]

The Allmusic review states, "This album broke Golson's long hiatus in America and reintroduced him to the domestic jazz audience, but it wasn't quite the hit for him as for Quincy Jones".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Benny Golson except where noted

  1. "Hesitation" (Richard Stekol) – 4:18
  2. "Walkin' and Stalkin'" – 5:06
  3. "Love Uprising" (Charles Collins, Bobby Martin, Dennis Harris, Michael Foreman) – 3:54
  4. "The New Killer Joe Rap" (Benny Golson, Bobbie Golson) – 2:34
  5. "The New Killer Joe" (Golson, Quincy Jones) – 5:38
  6. "I'll Do It All With You" – 5:35
  7. "Easy All Day Long" (Golson, Martin) – 6:30
  8. "Timbale Rock" – 6:35
  9. "Tomorrow Paradise" – 2:01

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Benny Golson discography accessed June 27, 2012
  2. ^ Jazzdisco: Verve Records Catalog: 8700 series, accessed March 27, 2019
  3. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. Benny Golson: Tune In, Turn On – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2019.