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Ben Webster

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Biography

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Ben Webster was considered one of the "big three" of swing tenors along with Coleman Hawkins (his main influence) and Lester Young. He had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with his own distinctive growls) yet on ballads he would turn into a pussy cat and play with warmth and sentiment. After violin lessons as a child, Webster learned how to play rudimentary piano (his neighbor Pete Johnson taught him to play blues). But after Budd Johnson showed him some basics on the saxophone, Webster played sax in the Young Family Band (which at the time included Lester Young). He had stints with Jap Allen and Blanche Calloway (making his recording debut with the latter) before joining Bennie Moten's Orchestra in time to be one of the stars on a classic session in 1932. Webster spent time with quite a few orchestras in the 1930s (including Andy Kirk, Fletcher Henderson in 1934, Benny Carter, Willie Bryant, Cab Calloway, and the short-lived Teddy Wilson big band).

In 1940 (after short stints in 1935 and 1936), Ben Webster became Duke Ellington's first major tenor soloist. During the next three years he was on many famous recordings, including "Cotton Tail" (which in addition to his memorable solo had a saxophone ensemble arranged by Webster) and "All Too Soon." After leaving Ellington in 1943 (he would return for a time in 1948-1949), Webster worked on 52nd Street; recorded frequently as both a leader and a sideman; had short periods with Raymond Scott, John Kirby, and Sid Catlett; and toured with Jazz at the Philharmonic during several seasons in the 1950s. Although his sound was considered out-of-style by that decade, Webster's work on ballads became quite popular and Norman Granz recorded him on many memorable sessions. Webster recorded a classic set with Art Tatum and generally worked steadily, but in 1964 he moved permanently to Copenhagen where he played when he pleased during his last decade. Although not all that flexible, Webster could swing with the best and his tone was a later influence on such diverse players as Archie Shepp, Lew Tabackin, Scott Hamilton, and Bennie Wallace.

Title: Holy Christmas Voices

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ballads

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Look Down

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sexy Lady

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: At Stampen

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Young Bean

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: YOU'RE MINE

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Golden Days

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Forest Walk

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Iron Man

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Little Angel

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Body And Soul

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Time To Swing

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Light Branched

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rooftop Storys

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Summer Breeze

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: No Fool No Fun

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Heaven On Earth

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: For The Guv'nor

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Aurora Borealis

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Summer Cocktail

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Delicately Built

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Honeysuckle Rose

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Good Old Memories

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: At Work In Europe

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Lets Have A Drink

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blues On The Delta

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: At The Renaissance

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Christmas Collection

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Plays Duke Ellington

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Play My Favorite Hits

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gentle Ben

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Blues, Jazz, Rock

Title: Come Sunday

Artist: Ben Webster

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Classic Jazz Party

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cool Jazz 2

Genre: Jazz

Title: "P", Cole Porter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Soft Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Moody Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Great Divas of Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Relaxing Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Feeling Blue

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sunday Morning Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Tenor Madness

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz: Love Songs

Genre: Jazz

Title: Relax Max!

Genre: New Age, Latin

Title: New York for Lovers

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Legends

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Plays Gershwin

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz After Hours

Genre: Jazz

Featuring albums

Title: Soulville

Artist: The Ben Webster Quintet

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Jam Session

Artist: Charlie Parker

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Blues-a-Plenty

Artist: Johnny Hodges

Genre: Blues, Jazz

Title: Fickle Woman

Artist: Jimmy Witherspoon

Genre: Blues

Title: Passion Flower

Artist: Johnny Hodges

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Evening

Artist: The Benny Carter

Genre: Jazz

Title: Talkin' Bird

Artist: Charlie Parker

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: New York 1958

Artist: Michel Legrand

Genre: Jazz

Title: Pure Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz For Kids

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Lullaby

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz, Kids

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