Bing Search

Bennie Green

Bennie Green
Born: Apr 16, 1923 in Chicago, IL
User rating: 
12 Ratings
Rate this artist:
Died: Mar 23, 1977 in San Diego, CA
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Bennie Green was one of the few trombonists of the 1950s who played in a style not influenced by J.J. Johnson (Bill Harris was another). His witty sound and full tone looked backwards to the swing era yet was open to the influence of R&B. After playing locally in Chicago, he was with the Earl Hines Orchestra ...Read full biography
Blows His Horn
Released: 1955
Label: Fantasy Inc.
Critics' Rating:
Bennie Green, one of the few trombonists of the 1950s not to sound somewhat like a J.J. Johnson clone, always had a likable and humorous style. He blends in well with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse on ...Read full review
Trombone by Three
Released: 1951
Critics' Rating:
This bebop era trombone sampler provides a perfect way to hear early sides by J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, and Bennie Green. Johnson appropriately kicks thing off, demonstrating his innovative adaptation ...Read full review
More Bennie Green albums: Main Albums (18), Compilations (5)
more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans