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Benjamin Francis Webster.
Born: Mar 27, 1909 in Kansas City, MO.
Died: Sep 20, 1973 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Traditional Pop, Swing.
Instruments: Sax (Tenor)

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, Wesbter 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 1948-49), 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.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.jazzcanadiana.on.ca/_WEBSTER.htm Biography
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=11235 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Webster About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Webster About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Ben Webster - 'At The Renaissance' - 1960, Contemporary, OJC
 Ben Webster - 'Ben Webster Meets Bill Coleman' - 1967, Black Lion
 Ben Webster - 'Ben Webster's Finest Hour' - 2000, Verve
 Ben Webster - 'Big Ben Time!' - 1968, Philips
 Ben Webster - 'Jeep Is Jumping' - 1965, Black Lion
 Ben Webster - 'King Of The Tenors' - 1984, Ars Nova, Polygram, Verve Forecast
 Ben Webster - 'Music For Loving' - 1954, Verve Forecast, Ars Nova
 Ben Webster - 'My Man' - 1973, SteepleChase
 Ben Webster - 'Quiet Now: Until Tonight' - 2000, Polygram
 Ben Webster - 'Soulmates' - 1963, JVC Victor
 Ben Webster - 'Soulville' - 1991, Verve
 Ben Webster - 'Stormy Weather' - 1999, 1201 Music
 Ben Webster - 'Tenor Giants' - 1957, Verve, Enja
 Ben Webster - 'The Soul Of Ben Webster' - 1995, Verve
 Ben Webster - 'The Warm Moods' - 1961, Discovery, Galactic
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Coleman Hawkins - 'Blues For Yolande' - 1957, Ars Nova
 Gerry Mulligan - 'Gerry Mulligan Meets' Ben Webster' - 1959, Verve Forecast
 Gerry Mulligan - 'Meets The Saxophonists' - 1957,
 Charlie Parker - 'Super Session' - 1993,
  как соисполнитель ...
 Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong - 'Midnights At V-Disc' - 1998, Storyville
 Buddy Bregman - 'Swinging Kicks' - 1957, Polygram
 Benny Carter - 'Jazz Giant' - 1957, Contemporary
 Cozy Cole - '1944' - 1995, Classics
 Bill Coleman - 'Cuttin' Out' - 2011, History
 Harry 'Sweets' Edison - 'Sweets' - 1956, Verve
 Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella & Duke At The Cote D'Azur' - 1966, Verve, Galactic
 Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book' - 1957, Ars Nova
 Lionel Hampton - 'Verve Jazz Masters 26' - 1994, Verve
 Bill Harris - 'Complete Fifties Sessions' - 2006, Lone Hill Jazz
 Johnny Hodges - 'Passion Flower' - 1994, Giants Of Jazz, Ars Nova
 Johnny Hodges - 'Side By Side' - 1959, Verve
 Billie Holiday - 'Billie Holiday For Lovers' - 2002, Verve
 Billie Holiday - 'Songs For Distingue Lovers' - 1956, Verve Forecast
 Helen Humes - 'Songs I Like To Sing' - 1960, Contemporary, OJC
 Barney Kessel - 'Let's Cook!' - 1957, Contemporary, OJC
 Michel Legrand - 'Legrand Jazz' - 1959, Витаком
 Carmen McRae - 'Carmen McRae's Finest Hour' - 2000, Verve
 Jay McShann - 'Jay McShann And The Blues Singers: 1941-1949' - 2001, EPM
 Jay McShann - 'The Best Of Jay "Hootie" McShann: Confessin' The Blues' - 2005, Blues Forever
 Bennie Moten - 'Siesta At The Fiesta' - 2000, History
 Anita O'Day - 'Anita O'Day: Diva Series' - 2003, Verve
 Billy Strayhorn - 'Passion Flower' - 2004, Proper Sales & Dist.
 Jack Teagarden - 'Makin' Friends' - The Cradle Of Jazz, History
 Joe Williams - 'Me And The Blues' - 1995, RCA, Hdi
 Joe Williams - 'Music For Lovers' - 2007, Blue Note
 


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