Ben Webster
Ballads =2LP=180g

  2 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm     gatefold sleeve 

2017 EU reissue on 180g 2LP=In the 1950s, tenor-saxophonist Ben Webster was at the peak of his powers. His musical personality really featured two separate emotions: harsh and tough on the faster pieces and surprisingly warm and tender on the ballads...

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Release date: 12-06-2017(orginally released in 1954)

2017 EU reissue on 180g 2LP=In the 1950s, tenor-saxophonist Ben Webster was at the peak of his powers. His musical personality really featured two separate emotions: harsh and tough on the faster pieces and surprisingly warm and tender on the ballads. Webster uses the latter voice throughout this two-LP set. On all but four of 20 selections, Ben is backed by a string section arranged by Ralph Burns (except for "Chelsea Bridge" which was arranged by Billy Strayhorn) and, although clarinetists Tony Scott and Jimmy Hamilton and pianists Teddy Wilson and Hank Jones are heard from, the focus is otherwise entirely on the great tenor. The final four numbers, which matches Webster with Wilson in a stringless quartet, also stick to ballads. Music that is both beautiful and creative.

Tracks:
LP1
A1 Chelsea Bridge 3:35
A2 Love Is Here To Stay 3:22
A3 It Happens To Be Me 3:21
A4 All Too Soon 4:45
A5 Willow Weep For Me 4:37

B1 Come Rain Or Come Shine 4:20
B2 Prelude To A Kiss 4:45
B3 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me 4:43
B4 My Greatest Mistake 3:35
B5 There Is No Greater Love 3:41

LP2
C1 Blue Moon 5:05
C2 What Am I Here For 3:57
C3 We'll Be Together Again 4:31
C4 Early Autumn 4:49
C5 Until Tonight 4:09

D1 Teach Me Tonight 4:05
D2 My Funny Valentine 3:24
D3 You're Mine, You! 3:08
D4 Love's Away 3:20
D5 Sophisticated Lady 3:04
D6 Almost Like Being In Love

Discs: 2
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Extra info: gatefold sleeve
Label: Wax Time
Originally released: 1954
This release: 2017
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