Ben Webster Ballads

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Format:  Vinyl LP
item number:  6YKCH
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Vinyl LP Details

  • Released: May 19, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2017
  • Label: Waxtime

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Chelsea Bridge
  • 2.Love Is Here To Stay
  • 3.It Happens To Be Me
  • 4.All Too Soon
  • 5.Willow Weep For Me

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • 2.Prelude To A Kiss
  • 3.Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  • 4.My Greatest Mistake
  • 5.There Is No Greater Love

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Blue Moon
  • 2.What Am I Here For
  • 3.We'll Be Together Again
  • 4.Early Autumn
  • 5.Until Tonight

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Teach Me Tonight
  • 2.My Funny Valentine
  • 3.You're Mine, You!
  • 4.Love's Away
  • 5.Sophisticated Lady
  • 6.Almost Like Being In Love

Product Description:

In the 1950s, tenor-saxophonist Ben Webster was at the peak of his powers. His musical personality really featured two separate emotions: harsh and tough on the faster pieces and surprisingly warm and tender on the ballads. Webster uses the latter voice throughout this two-LP set. On all but four of 20 selections, Ben is backed by a string section arranged by Ralph Burns (except for "Chelsea Bridge" which was arranged by Billy Strayhorn) and, although clarinetists Tony Scott and Jimmy Hamilton and pianists Teddy Wilson and Hank Jones are heard from, the focus is otherwise entirely on the great tenor. The final four numbers, which matches Webster with Wilson in a stringless quartet, also stick to ballads. Music that is both beautiful and creative. ~ Scott Yanow
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  • Sales Rank: 59,254
  • UPC: 8436559462273
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75/lbs (approx)
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