Ben Webster

Ben Webster Ben Webster (1909 - 1973) a.k.a. "The Brute" or "Frog", was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. Webster, born in Kansas City, Missouri, is considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Known affectionately as "The Brute", he had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with his own distinctive growls), yet on ballads he played with warmth and sentiment. Stylistically he was indebted to alto star Johnny Hodges, who, he said, taught him to play his instrument.

1953    King of the Tenors (Verve, 1953)
1953    1953: An Exceptional Encounter Live recording (1953)
1955    Music for Loving (Norgran, 1955), and Music with Feeling (Norgran, 1955)
1956    Art Tatum & Ben Webster Quartet
1957    Soulville (Verve, 1957)
1957    Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (Verve, 1957)
1958   The Soul of Ben Webster (Verve, 1958)
1959    Ben Webster and Associates (Verve, 1959)
1959    Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (Verve, 1959)
1959    Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (Verve, 1959)
1960    Ben Webster at the Renaissance (Contemporary, 1960)
1961    The Warm Moods (Reprise, 1961)
1962   Ben and "Sweets" (with Harry Edison) (Columbia, 1962)
1963    Soulmates (with Joe Zawinul) (Riverside, 1963)
1964    See You at the Fair (Impulse!, 1964)
1965    Live at The Jazzhus Montmartre (1965) there are two volumes, and a compilation called Stormy Weather.
1965    Gone With the Wind (1965)
1967    Meets Bill Coleman (Black Lion, 1967)
1968    Big Ben Time (Ben Webster in London 1967) (Philips, 1968)
1971    Ben Webster Plays Ballads (recordings from Danish Radio 1967-1971) (Storyville, 1988 - SLP 4118)
1970    Webster's Dictionary (1970)
1972    Autumn Leaves (with Georges Arvanitas trio) (Futura Swing 05, 1972)
1973    Gentle Ben (with Tete Montoliu Trio) (Ensayo, 1973)
Ben Webster Complete Jazz Cellar Session 1960 (with Johnny Hodges Sextet)

BEN WEBSTER - Complete Jazz Cellar Session 1960 (with Johnny Hodges Sextet)

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2011 EU reissue on 180 g virgin vinyl -Contains this superb November 1960 session recorded by the Ben Webster-Johnny Hodges sextet in studio conditions at the Jazz Cellar, in San Francisco (without an audience). It is pre...

Ben Webster Gentle Ben (with Tete Montoliu Trio)

BEN WEBSTER - Gentle Ben (with Tete Montoliu Trio)

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Originally released in 1972 - 2011 US repressing on 180 gram HQ vinyl= Gentle Ben was recorded just 10 months before Ben Websters death. Webster and Montoliu understood each other deeply and their comfort with on another is extremely pal...

Ben Webster See You At the Fair = 45rpm  2LP=

BEN WEBSTER - See You At the Fair = 45rpm 2LP=

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(Originally released in 1964)2009 Analogue Productions 2XLP 180gram vinyl 45RPM reissue - Ben Websters final American recording was one of his greatest At 55 the tenor saxophonist was still very much in his prime but considered out of style in the US...

Ben Webster Ben & Sweet (Ben Webster & Harry Edison)

BEN WEBSTER - Ben & Sweet (Ben Webster & Harry Edison)

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(Oringally released in 1962)2013 EU reissue on 180g LP -The complete LP Ben and Sweets the only quintet session fronted by Ben Webster and Harry Edison as a team With one bonus track from the same session.Ben Webster tenor sax Harry Sweets Edison tru...

Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson

BEN WEBSTER - Meets Oscar Peterson

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2010 EU reissue on 180g LP- 1959's Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson brings together two of the greatest stylists in American musical history. Here, in a program of timeless songs, pianist Oscar Peterson proves to be the perfect foil, his effortless ...