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Ben Webster – Gentle Ben (1972/2011) [Official Digital Download DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz]

Ben Webster – Gentle Ben (1972/2011)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz  | Time – 00:56:18 minutes | 2,22 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: | © Ensayo
Recorded: November 28, 1972, in Barcelona, Spain

This recording was made 10 months before Ben Webster’s death in 1972. Webster, who had left the United States in 1965 to settle in Europe – first in Copenhagen and then in Amsterdam – was visiting fellow musician and friend Tete Montoliu in Barcelona. Webster and pianist Montoliu went back a ways, having played together regularly in Webster’s Copenhagen days. In fact, Montoliu cited Webster and Don Byas as his two chief musical influences. Webster and Montoliu understood each other deeply, and their comfort with on another is palpable in this recording. Their accompaniment of one another is seamless. On board with these two is Montoliu’s regular working trio-mates, Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums.

“Ah, that unique, highly individual sound of Ben Webster’s sax, and nearly an hour’s worth of it – in top-flight SACD sonics yet! The original session dates from November of 1972 in Barcelona, Spain, and Ben is front and center throughout – his every note and breath standing out in 3D.” –John Henry, Audiophile Audition, September 2011

1 Barcelona Shout 4:41
2 Ben’s Blues 9:05
3 Did You Call 8:44
4 Don’t Blame Me 8:02
5 How Long Has This Been Going On 8:06
6 My Nephew Bent 5:29
7 Sweet Georgia Brown 6:33
8 The Man I Love 5:38

Ben Webster, tenor sax
Tete Montoliu, piano
Eric Peter, bass
Peer Wyboris, drums


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