Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from The Modern Touch by Benny Golson Sextet, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

The Modern Touch

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

Benny Golson's second album as a leader (reissued on CD in the OJC series) is a solid hard bop date featuring the tenorman in a quintet with trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Max Roach. The all-star group performs three Golson originals (none of which really caught on), a pair of Gigi Gryce tunes (best known is "Hymn to the Orient") and the standard "Namely You." Excellent playing on an above-average set that defines the modern mainstream of 1957 jazz.

Customer Reviews

First second of "Out of the Past" missing!!!

I sold all of my records and was delighted to see this Masterpiece avaialble on iTunes!

The first selection is "Out of the Past" and to my surprise the first note on the melody is missing.

This is beyond annoying as I paid $9.99 for the CD which excluded 2 songs for a six song CD which would total $6.00.

Five stars for this beautiful Riverside Records release and 0 stars the the people responsible for listening back to their work . . . I wouldn't let them touch the volume control on my stereo :-)

They should fix this error and offer it as a replacement download for the incomplete one.


Born: January 25, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Benny Golson is a talented composer/arranger whose tenor playing has continued to evolve with time. After attending Howard University (1947-1950) he worked in Philadelphia with Bull Moose Jackson's R&B band (1951) at a time when it included one of his writing influences, Tadd Dameron on piano. Golson played with Dameron for a period in 1953, followed by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-1954), and Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-1956). He came to prominence while with Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting...
Full Bio