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Ben Webster – 25 Essentials of Ben Webster (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ben Webster – 25 Essentials of Ben Webster (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:12:37 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BnF Collection

Ben Webster was considered one of the “big three” of swing tenors along with Coleman Hawkins (his main influence) and Lester Young. He had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with his own distinctive growls) yet on ballads he would turn into a pussy cat and play with warmth and sentiment. After violin lessons as a child, Webster learned how to play rudimentary piano (his neighbor Pete Johnson taught him to play blues). But after Budd Johnson showed him some basics on the saxophone, Webster played sax in the Young Family Band (which at the time included Lester Young). He had stints with Jap Allen and Blanche Calloway (making his recording debut with the latter) before joining Bennie Moten’s Orchestra in time to be one of the stars on a classic session in 1932. Webster spent time with quite a few orchestras in the 1930s (including Andy Kirk, Fletcher Henderson in 1934, Benny Carter, Willie Bryant, Cab Calloway, and the short-lived Teddy Wilson big band).

01. Tangerine (feat. Coleman Hawkins)
02. You’d Be so Nice to Come Home To (feat. Coleman Hawkins)
03. Porgy (feat. Georgie Auld, Coleman Hawkins)
04. Chelsea Bridge (feat. Gerry Mulligan Quartert)
05. Dark Corners (feat. Bill De Arango, Argonne Thornton, Tony Scott)
06. Cadillac Slim (feat. Chocolate Dandies)
07. Blues for Yolande (feat. Coleman Hawkins)
08. Gone with the Wind (feat. Art Tatum)
09. Have You Met Miss Jones (feat. Art Tatum)
10. I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good (feat. Bill De Arango)
11. My Ideal (feat. Art Tatum)
12. Pick up Boys (feat. Georgie Auld, Coleman Hawkins)
13. Go Home (feat. Gerry Mulligan Quartert)
14. It Never Entered My Mind (feat. Coleman Hawkins)
15. Night and Day (feat. Art Tatum)
16. Shine on Harvest Moon (feat. Coleman Hawkins)
17. Prisoner of Love (feat. Coleman Hawkins)
18. Who’s Got Rhythm (feat. Gerry Mulligan Quartert)
19. Rosita (feat. Coleman Hawkins)
20. Sunday (feat. Gerry Mulligan Quartert)
21. My One and Only Love (feat. Art Tatum)
22. Tell Me When (feat. Gerry Mulligan Quartert)
23. Salt Peanut Pick up Boys (feat. Georgie Auld, Coleman Hawkins)
24. The Cat Walk (feat. Gerry Mulligan Quartet)
25. Where or When (feat. Art Tatum)


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