Benny Green

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    Park Avenue Petite (Originally Performed By Benny Golson)Benny Green
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    Way 'Cross Town (Originally Performed By Carl Perkins)Benny Green
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    Blue Minor (Originally Performed By Sonny Clark)Benny Green
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    Opus De Funk (Originally Performed By Horace Silver)Benny Green
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    Chant (Originally Performed By Duke Pearson)Benny Green

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        Although not yet an innovator himself, Benny Green has managed to combine the styles of Bobby Timmons, Wynton Kelly, Gene Harris, and especially Oscar Peterson in his playing; his fast octave runs are often wondrous. He grew up in Berkeley and played as a teenager with Joe Henderson and Woody Shaw. After moving to New York, he spent important periods with Betty Carter (1983-1987) and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1987-1989), becoming quite well-known during the latter associatio... Read more

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