On March 14, 2021, at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy selected Arkadia Records recording artist Benny Golson with its 2021 Special Merit Award, The Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Academy wrote “Benny Golson is an international jazz legend who has composed more than 300 works over his 70-year career. He has composed and arranged music for artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton, and is the only living artist to write eight jazz standards. His prolific writing also includes scores for many hit TV series and films.”
Congratulations to you, Benny. Well deserved. We are proud that Benny has recorded five albums for Arkadia as a leader, and has performed on seven other albums as a guest.
One of Benny Golson’s most famous standards is “Blues March.” Here’s a wonderful rendition of that song by Benny Golson himself from the Album Benny Golson: That’s Funky, with Nat Adderley, Monty Alexander, Ray Drummond and Marvin “Smitty” Smith.
Listen to Benny on your favorite streaming service.LISTEN HERE