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I recently did another shoot with the great Benny Golson, whose life has been so full achievements it is hard to list them all. I always wanted to know how he came up with the tune "Killer Joe", his best known tune. Benny told me he was just messing around with 2 chords on the piano at his mom's house. There were actually 2 other melodies for those changes he composed before the one that came to be know as "Killer Joe". Shot at Smoke, NYC with Portra 160 and strobes.
In the Portaits of Genius photo essay.
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