Ben & Sweets

Ben & Sweets

by Ben WebsterHarry "Sweets" Edison


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Tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, both veterans of the swing era (although associated with different orchestras), had long wanted to record a full album together. The results, a swinging quintet set with pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Clarence Johnston, are quite rewarding. There are two ballad features for the tenor ("How Long Has This Been Going On" and a beautiful version of "My Romance") and one for Edison ("Embraceable You"), along with three medium-tempo collaborations. Nothing unexpected occurs but the melodic music is quite enjoyable.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644085327
catalogNumber: 40853
Rank: 62247


  1. Better Go
  2. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  3. Kitty
  4. My Romance
  5. Did You Call Her Today
  6. Embraceable You

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