Jazz 'Round Midnight: Ben Webster

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/1993
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451777523
  • Catalog Number: 517775

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ben Webster Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Tony Scott Clarinet
Louie Bellson Drums
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Herb Ellis Guitar
Hank Jones Piano
Jo Jones Drums
Barney Kessel Guitar
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Oscar Peterson Piano
Teddy Wilson Piano
Dave Bailey Drums
Ralph Burns Conductor
Stan Levey Drums
Ed Thigpen Drums
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
George Duvivier Bass
Chet Amsterdam Bass
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone
Ray Brown Bass
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet
Milt Hinton Bass
Osie Johnson Drums
Jimmy Jones Piano
Wendell Marshall Bass
Alvin Stoller Drums
Billy Strayhorn Piano
Al Young Flute, Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Ralph Burns Arranger
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Coleman Hawkins Contributor
Walter Gross Composer
Michael Lang Compilation Supervisor
Jack Lawrence Composer
Peter Pullman Liner Notes
Leo Robin Composer
Billy Strayhorn Arranger
Russ Columbo Composer
Tom "Curly" Ruff Remastering
Suha Gur Remastering
Sheryl Lutz-Brown Art Direction
Shawn Wilson-Bunyan Contributor
Harold Adamson Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
James Composer
Elliot Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Big Ben Webster

    I was fortunate to see Ben Webster perform on stage with Norman Granz¿s ¿Jazz At The Philharmonic¿ in the early 50¿s. At the end of Early Autumn the audience sat in silence, (the highest tribute a performing artist can receive) before bursting into a standing ovation. Ben Webster was the master of the tenor sax ballad. No instrumentalist has had more control of a saxophone. Breathy deep tones slide and glide into the upper register with bends, grace notes and trills. Accompanied by a flawless vibrato. But it¿s style that sets Webster above the others . . . his soul literally comes out the end of his horn. He¿s the master of the ballad because he loved life and jazz. I looked for an album of his ballads for 40 years. Here it is . . . 27 jazz giants are willing, and happy, to sit in the back seat while Webster drives. Including what some feel is the best rhythm section in jazz history: Hank Jones, piano -- Ray Brown, bass -- Jo Jones, drums. Musicians of this caliber, with arrangements by Billy Strayhorn and Ralph Burns, have created a jazz masterpiece. Just listen to My Funny Valentine, When I Fall In Love, Where Are You, etc., and remember a time when music was kind, gentle and loving. Please listen to Ben Webster, tenor sax.

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