Benny Golson to perform with One O'Clock Nov. 23
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Playing a "starring role" in a Steven Spielberg summer blockbuster might not be a usual gig for a jazz great, but that's exactly the gig Benny Golson found himself playing when The Terminal opened in July 2004.
On Nov. 23 (Tuesday) Golson will find himself back on a musical stage when he performs with the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band during its annual fall concert.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Winspear Hall, Murchison Performing Arts Center, located along I-35E at North Texas Blvd. Tickets cost $10 for the general public and may be purchased in advance by calling (940) 369-7802 or visiting www.music.unt.edu/tickets.
The concert will open with a set by the One O'Clock Lab Band featuring tracks from Lab 2004, which will be available during the show. Lab 2004 is the 38th recording in the series of standard annual recordings by the One O'Clock Lab Band. The disc features original compositions and arrangements by UNT students and faculty.
The band will then perform with Golson, whose great standards include "Along Came Betty," "Blues March," "I Remember Clifford," "Stablemates," and "Whisper Not."
In the 1950s Golson became known as one of the best tenor saxophonists around, and shortly after his arrival in New York he was one of 57 jazz greats asked to pose at a mass photo shoot for an Esquire magazine feature. The famous Art Kane photo from 1958, known as "Great Day in Harlem" or simply "Harlem 1958," places Golson alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Thelonius Monk and a host of other musicians. That historic photo and Golson were a central feature in The Terminal's subplot, which tells the tale of Tom Hanks' character's autograph hunt.
Note to Reporters: A full bio of Golson is attached. For more information call Craig Marshall at (940) 565-3742.