Whisper Not – Benny Golson

Whisper Not Benny Golson

Whisper Not – Benny Golson
In addition to playing Ray’s Idea in the Bebop Workshop, we also played the Benny Golson tune Whisper Not. Instead of descending by fifths, the harmony in the A section goes up by fifths every three bars, and the harmony also ascends a fifth in the bridge. The tune is filled with a lot of one-bar minor 2-5’s, on which I’ve been using the harmonic minor scale, which seems to work well.

Benny Golson: solo

Lee Morgan: solo and transcription.

Wes Montgomery: solo
Stan Getz: solo