Ben Webster
Gentle Ben (with Tete Montoliu Trio) =200g 2LP=45rpm

  2 x LP   180grs   45rpm     Quality Record Pressing 

( 1972 ) 2016 US repressing on 45rpm 200 gram HQ vinyl 2LP = 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...

Label:  Analogue Productions 
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Release date 08-08-2016(Originally released in 1972)

2016 US  repressing on 45RPM 200 gram HQ vinyl - Pressed at Quality Record Pressings on 200g 45rpm Vinyl!  Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!

That rich, humid, giant sax tone blooms like on few other Webster recordings!

Ben Webster was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist who was considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.

This recording was made 10 months before Ben Webster's death in 1972. Webster, who had left the United States in 1965 to settle in Europe - first in Copenhagen and then in Amsterdam - was visiting fellow musician and friend Tete Montoliu in Barcelona. Webster and pianist Montoliu went back a ways, having played together regularly in Webster's Copenhagen days. In fact, Montoliu cited Webster and Don Byas as his two chief musical influences. Webster and Montoliu understood each other deeply, and their comfort with on another is palpable in this recording. Their accompaniment of one another is seamless. On board with these two is Montoliu's regular working trio-mates, Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums.

There's no shortage of Webster's trademark breathy, fat tenor tone here. In fact, given the sparse arrangement, that rich, humid, giant sax blooms like on few other recordings. Highlights include "Ben's Blues," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "The Man I Love" and "Don't Blame Me."

Analogue Productions uses the original tapes and works with only the best mastering studios. Albums are plated and pressed at the world's best pressing plant on virgin vinyl with unmatched quality, as AP uses meticulous test pressing evaluation and quality control. Analogue uses the highest-quality jackets and rice paper inner sleeves and issues Limited Edition albums, meaning less than 1,000 records per stamper, released in limited quantities.

Tracks:
Side A:
1. Ben's Blues
2. The Man I Love
Side B:
3. My Nephew Bent
4. How Long Has This Been Going On

Side C:
5. Sweet Georgia Brown
6. Don't Blame Me
Side D:
7. Did You Call
8. Barcelona Shout

Recorded November 28, 1972 at Casino De L'Alianca Del Poblenou (Barcelona).

Features:
• 200 Gram Vinyl
• 45rpm Vinyl
• Double LP
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered by Kevin Gray
• Heavy cardboard jacket

Musicians:
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone
Tete Montoliu, piano
Eric Peter, bass
Peer Wyboris, drums

Discs: 2
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 45
Extra info: Quality Record Pressing
Label: Analogue Productions
Originally released: 1972
This release: 2016
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