The Jazztet was an American jazz group.
During its three years of existence (1959 - 1962), The Jazztet–along with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Horace Silver's quintet–was the definitive hard bop combo. Benny Golson's compositions and arrangements gave the sextet a personal sound and a consistenly fresh repertoire, the rhythm section (despite many changes in personnel) always swung steadily and the soloists were distinctive and inventive. Why then did commercial success completely elude this band?
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