Benny Golson took The Blue Room stage Saturday night, February 25th. And, with Sharp Radway on piano, Jim Anderson on bass and Kansas City’s Tommy Ruskin on drums, he took The Blue Room. A standing room only audience hung on every word – Benny tells you stories from his past between songs – and on every note. Because we were in the presence of jazz history.
Here’s how being in the presence of jazz history looked. As always, clicking on a photo should open a larger version of it.
Benny Golson's quartet at The Blue Room. Left to right: Sharp Radway, piano, Jim Anderson, bass, Tommy Ruskin, drums, Benny Golson, saxophone.
Benny Golson on sax
Sharp Radway on piano
Benny Golson talks about his friend John Coltrane
Jim Anderson on bass
Benny Golson blows
Tommy Ruskin first drummed for Marilyn Maye fifty years ago this year. He's still drumming for the best in jazz.
Benny Golson talks
Bass, drums and sax
Benny Golson in The Blue Room