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JazzFest.Wien 2010

Benny Golson & Fritz Pauer Trio

Jazzland  21.00  

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Benny Golson & Fritz Pauer Trio 29.06. – 03.07.

When one looks through the repertoire of swing bands, one inevitably comes across the works of the master, Duke Ellington. If one does the same in the band books of modern jazz one inevitably comes across the incomparable tenor saxophonist Benny Golson (born on 26 January 1929 in Philadelphia) who is at the top of the list when it comes to composers. Golson also has a place in Jazz history as an outstanding improviser and soloist.

What other jazz great can claim to be the topic of a non-biographical Hollywood film? Namely, the Steven Spielberg movie “Terminal” starring Tom Hanks. Hanks plays a character who travels to the West to get the missing autograph of a jazz musician featured in the famous group photo “A Great Day in Harlem”, the autograph of Benny Golson. (A copy of this famous photo can also be seen on the walls of Jazzland.)

A great week with a great musician and a fine human being who will be backed up by the world-class trio of Fritz Pauer (piano), Johannes Strasser (bass), and Joris Dudli (drums).

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