Bennie Green

Bennie Green (April 16, 1923 – March 23, 1977) was an American jazz trombonist.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Green worked in the orchestras of Earl Hines and Charlie Ventura, and recorded as bandleader through the 1950s and 1960s. According to critic Scott Yanow of Allmusic, Green's style straddled swing music and soul, making him one of the few trombonists of the 1950s and '60s uninfluenced by the pioneering sound of J.J. Johnson.

Green relocated to Las Vegas where he played in hotel bands for the last decade of his career, though he made occasional appearances at jazz festivals. He died on March 23, 1977.

Discography

As leader

  • 1951: Trombone by Three (Prestige)
  • 1954: Benny Green (Jubilee)
  • 1955: Bennie Green Blows His Horn (Prestige)
  • 1955: Bennie Green Sextet (Prestige)
  • 1955: Blow Your Horn (Decca)
  • 1956: Bennie Green with Art Farmer (Prestige)
  • 1956: Walking Down (Prestige)
  • 1958: Back on the Scene (Blue Note)
  • 1958: Soul Stirrin' (Blue Note)
  • 1958: The Swingin'est (Vee-Jay)
  • 1958: The 45 Session (Blue Note) (also released in Japan as Minor Revelation)
  • 1959: Walkin' & Talkin' (Blue Note)
  • 1960: Bennie Green (Bainbridge)
  • 1960: Hornful of Soul (Bethlehem) (also released as Catwalk)
  • 1960: Bennie Green Quintet Swings the Blues (Enrica)
  • 1961: Glidin' Along (Jazzland)
  • 1964: My Main Man (Argo) with Sonny Stitt
  • 1958–1962: Mosaic Select Blue Note Recordings (Mosaic, 2003)
  • 1970: The Best of Bennie Green (1955–56) (Prestige)

As sideman

  • 1950 Blues Up and Down Vol. 1, Gene Ammons
  • 1950 Carnegie Hall X-Mas '49, Charlie Parker
  • 1950 Sarah Vaughan in Hi-Fi, Sarah Vaughan
  • 1951 Blue Period, Miles Davis
  • 1951 Intermission Riff, Sonny Criss
  • 1953 Charlie Ventura Concert Featuring the Charlie Ventura Septet, Charlie Ventura
  • 1953 Newark 1953, Hank Mobley
  • 1955 Jackie and Roy [Savoy], Jackie & Roy
  • 1955 Jumping with Ventura, Charlie Ventura
  • 1955 Jumpin' at the Woodside and All the Cats Join In, Buck Clayton
  • 1956 Joe Williams Sings Everyday, Joe Williams
  • 1956 Miles Davis and Horns, Miles Davis
  • 1958 Melba Liston and Her 'Bones, Melba Liston
  • 1959 Destry Rides Again, Randy Weston
  • 1959 Little Niles, Randy Weston
  • 1959 Melba Liston and Her 'Bones, Melba Liston
  • 1960 A Portrait of Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie
  • 1960 Tough Tenors, Johnny Griffin
  • 1961 Dusty Blue, Howard McGhee
  • 1962 Congo Lament, Ike Quebec
  • 1962 Easy Living, Ike Quebec
  • 1962 Moon Child, Johnny Lytle
  • 1962 The Music from "The Connection", Cecil Payne
  • 1963 Seven Steps to Heaven, Miles Davis
  • 1964 I Want More, Dexter Gordon
  • 1964 King Neptune, Dexter Gordon
  • 1965 My Main Man, Sonny Stitt
  • 1966 The George Benson Cookbook, George Benson
  • 1967 Booker 'n' Brass, Booker Ervin
  • 1967 Pow!, Sonny Stitt
  • 1968 Second Sacred Concert, Duke Ellington

To learn more about the artist, please visit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennie_Green