No Fool, No Fun [Bonus Tracks]

No Fool, No Fun [Bonus Tracks]

by Ben Webster
     
 

The Storyville label's No Fool, No Fun is the definitive version of a recording previously released on Spotlite as a dodgy pirate. These 25 tracks contain a complete rehearsal of the great tenor big man Ben Webster, near the end of his life, with the Danish Radio Big Band and singers Matty PetersSee more details below

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The Storyville label's No Fool, No Fun is the definitive version of a recording previously released on Spotlite as a dodgy pirate. These 25 tracks contain a complete rehearsal of the great tenor big man Ben Webster, near the end of his life, with the Danish Radio Big Band and singers Matty Peters and Freddy Albeck. Here are numerous takes of all the material used in the concert a couple of days later, including instructions shouted out by Webster attempting to get the band in shape for the performance. Certainly, the fact that multiple takes are stacked one after another and that the flow is often broken up by new arrangements or flubs by part of the band (or simply by Webster changing his mind) will prove challenging listening to anyone who is not a serious student or aficionado of jazz, or a Webster fanatic. For these latter categories, the intimacy, informality, and candor of these performances -- mistakes and all -- present a wonderful way to aurally observe a brilliant jazz mind at work. [The Storyville version of No Fool, No Fun features six bonus alternate takes of "Faberge."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
Label:
Storyville Records
UPC:
0717101830428
catalogNumber:
8304

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Webster   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Palle Mikkelborg   Trumpet
Jesper Thilo   Saxophone
Palle Bolvig   Trumpet
Allan Botschinsky   Trumpet
Erling Christensen   Saxophone
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen   Bass
Ole Kurt Jensen   Trombone
Uffe Karskov   Saxophone
Perry Knudsen   Trumpet
Flemming Madsen   Saxophone
Ole Molin   Guitar
Bjarne Rostvold   Drums
Axel Windfel   Trombone
Niels Jorgen Steen   Conductor
Ole Kock Hansen   Piano
Per Espersen   Trombone
Arne Lamberth   Trumpet
Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Erik Moseholm   Producer
Hans Nielsen   Remastering
Willard Robison   Composer
Anders Stefansen   Producer
Dedette Lee Hill   Composer
Ole Matthiessen   Producer

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