Storyville Ben Webster

Storyville Ben Webster

by Ben Webster
     
 

This 13-cut set in the Storyville Masters of Jazz series is a showcase of Ben Webster at the very end of his career, from 1967-1970 recorded in Europe. There are a number of stellar players on Storyville Ben Webster, including Dexter Gordon, PalleSee more details below

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This 13-cut set in the Storyville Masters of Jazz series is a showcase of Ben Webster at the very end of his career, from 1967-1970 recorded in Europe. There are a number of stellar players on Storyville Ben Webster, including Dexter Gordon, Palle Mikkelborg, Tootie Heath, and of course, a slew of European sessions players who are truly the cream of the crop. Webster is featured in numerous settings from trio, quartet, quintet, and larger, to units where he is backed by a small string section. Of all the swing and bop era saxophonists, Charlie Parker included, no one blew over string sections like Webster. His lyricism is so utterly tender and understated that he literally trounces all other players who did sessions like this. Check cuts like "Come Sunday" or the other ballads here, such as "Old Folks," "In a Mellotone," and "Going Home." This set is one of those special cases where a recording makes the case that a truly seasoned veteran goes out at the top of his game, rather than in decline.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2006
Label:
Storyville Records
UPC:
0717101850426
catalogNumber:
1018504
Rank:
96304

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Webster   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Dexter Gordon   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Palle Mikkelborg   Trumpet
Jesper Thilo   Reeds
Palle Bolvig   Trumpet
Allan Botschinsky   Trumpet
Erling Christensen   Strings
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen   Bass
Ole Kurt Jensen   Trombone
Uffe Karskov   Reeds
Perry Knudsen   Trumpet
Ole Molin   Guitar
Hugo Rasmussen   Bass
Bjarne Rostvold   Drums
Sahib Shihab   Reeds
Ole Streenberg   Drums
Axel Windfel   Trombone
Finn Ziegler   Strings
Kurt J. Jensen   Strings
Ole Kock Hansen   Piano
Per Espersen   Trombone
Anton Kontra   Strings
Per Ludolph   Strings
Torolf Molgaard   Trombone
Ove Winther   Strings
Borge Madsen   Strings
Aage Bertelsen   Strings
Bent Juul Nielsen   Reeds
Stanley Carlson   Strings
Mogens Holm Larsen   Strings
Holger Bjerre   Strings
Bent Schjærff   Piano

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Ben Webster   Composer
Chester Cohn   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Benny Krueger   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Hans Nielsen   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Niels Jorgen Steen   Director
Mike Hennessey Chastet   Liner Notes
Makaya Ntsoko   Contributor
Willard Robison   Composer
Anders Stefansen   Producer
Dedette Lee Hill   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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