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Ben Webster for Lovers
     

Ben Webster for Lovers

by Ben Webster
 
Issued in time for Valentine's Day 2005, Ben Webster for Lovers collects 11 of the tenor giant's best ballads from his Verve period. Readings of "My Funny Valentine," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Where Are You," "Love Is Here to Stay," and "Time On My Hands" are the standouts, but nothing here is superfluous. The only

Overview

Issued in time for Valentine's Day 2005, Ben Webster for Lovers collects 11 of the tenor giant's best ballads from his Verve period. Readings of "My Funny Valentine," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Where Are You," "Love Is Here to Stay," and "Time On My Hands" are the standouts, but nothing here is superfluous. The only track that should have been included that wasn't is Webster's read of "Chelsea Bridge" from Music for Loving, the single most moving ballad he ever recorded. This set works well for its intended purpose, but it functions just as well as a stellar set of ballads by one of the jazz genre's finest practitioners of the form.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602498636176
catalogNumber:
000334202
Rank:
39854

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Webster   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Tony Scott   Clarinet
Louie Bellson   Drums
Richard Davis   Bass
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Hank Jones   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Roger Kellaway   Piano
Mel Lewis   Drums
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Spann   Guitar
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Dave Bailey   Drums
Stan Levey   Drums
Ed Thigpen   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
Ray Brown   Bass
Mac Ceppos   Violin
Richard Dickler   Viola
Milt Hinton   Bass
Osie Johnson   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano
David Novales   Violin
Mischa Russell   Violin
Billy Strayhorn   Piano,Conductor
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Rudy Sims   Cello

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
David Mann   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Russell Garcia   Producer,Audio Production
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer,Audio Production
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Peter Keepnews   Note Editing
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Arranger
Jule Styne   Composer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Young   Liner Notes
Victor Young   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Harold Adamson   Composer
Amélie Hazard   Illustrations

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