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Ben Webster

Price: £49.98
Cat No#:
1088601
Format:
8CD Box Set
Artist:
Ben Webster
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Track listing below More than 35 years after his death Ben Webster’s music remains fresh, contemporary and original; his distinctive sound still enchants and engages at each listening. The American tenor saxophonist came to Europe in 1964, at the relatively late age of 55 , and never returned to the States. Webster had previously put off coming to Europe because of his intense fear of flying but when he finally arrived he was soon crowned King of Tenors by the thousands of fans who gave him their love and respect. Although he longed for his musical roots in the US he never went back; not only because of his fear of flying - he liked being in Europe. This 8CD box set has more than 10 hours of Ben Webster's music including previously unreleased tracks. The sessions were recorded mainly during 1964 - 1973 in Europe, mostly in Scandinavia, and include live recordings from festivals, clubs and radio and television broadcasts. They feature Webster at Copenhagen's famous Montmartre club and other Danish locations as well as sessions from his renowned month-long residency at London's Ronnie Scott's (his first job in Europe). Completing the set are recordings from Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Germany and several tracks recorded before he left New York. Webster is heard in various settings- from trios to big bands - in the company of contemporaries including Teddy Wilson, Clark Terry, Buck Clayton and Dexter Gordon. The booklet is illustrated with some great photos of Webster and gives a very personal insight from his closest friends and associates into his life and loves, his music and the colourful anecdotes that arose everywhere this remarkable musician went. There is only one real Big Ben, and that is Webster CD 1. 1. Johnny Come Lately 10:46 2. Perdido 10:42 3. Autumn Leaves 10:39 4. Old Folks 9:16 5. Mack The Knife13:22- 6. Sunday 7:06 7. Come Sunday 8:24 8. Our Love Is Here To Stay 6:17 9. The Theme 2:54 Total time: 79:55 CD 2. 1. On Green Dolphin Street 6:33 2. Bye, Bye Blackbird 4:42 3. Lover Come Back To Me 8:25 4. Wee Dot 2:01 5. Tenderly 5:06 6. Sometimes I'm Happy 5:50 7. Embraceable You 6:50 8. The Theme 0:31 9. Sophisticated Lady 8:05 10. Stridin’ With Ben6:10 11. All The Things You Are 4:15 12. I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me 6:06 13. I Got It Bad 8:23 14. Our Blues 6:27 Total time: 79:55 CD 3. 1. Danny Boy 4:26 2. Intro Ronnie Scott 0:46 3. Blues In B Flat 5:44 4. Star Dust 7:41 5. Gone With The Wind 7:35 6. The Theme 4:12 7. Confirmation 7:06 8. Poutin’ 8:32 9. A Night In Tunisia 7:38 10. Over The Rainbow 5:10 11. How High The Moon 3:36 12. Willow Weep For Me 5:17 13. Perdido 8:51 Total time: 77:01 CD 4 1. Pennies From Heaven 6:12 2. Blues In B Flat 4:51 3. In A Mellotone 7:19 4. Sunday 4:22 5. Cotton Tail 6:19 6. Gone With The Wind 8:26 7. Cotton Tail 7:03 8. My Romance 7:22 9. Cotton Tail 5:00 10. In A Mellotone 13:69 11. How Long Has This Been Going On? 5:08 Total time: 75:32 CD 5. 1. The “C”Jam Blues 6:13 2. My Romance 4:21 3. Our Love Is Here To Stay 5:26 4. Avalon 6:25 5. Chelsea Bridge 4:12 6. Danny Boy 4:17 7. How High The Moon 4:53 8. How Long Has This Been Going On? 7:03 9. B-Flat Blues 8:41 10. Medley: 8:40 How Long Has This Been Going On? Sophisticated Lady 11. In A Mellotone 10:48 12. For Heavens Sake 7:48 Total time:79:14 CD 6. 1. The “C” Jam Blues 9:03 2. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 7:12 3. The Theme 5:02 4. Old Folks 7:26 5. Satin Doll 11:14 6. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be 7:35 7. I’ve Got Rhythm 6:19 8. Satin Doll 12:43 9 Indiana 8:13 Total time: 74:55 CD 7. 1. Things Ain't What They Used To Be 3:10 2. Cotton Tail 3:21 3. Greensleeves 2:21 4. Rockin' In Rhythm 5:41 5. Stompy Jones 5:37 6. Cry Me A River 4:12 7. Bojangles 4:13 8. Perdido 8:15 9. Our Love Is Here To Stay 3:31 10. Ain’t Misbehavin’ 5:00 11. Mop Mop 5:57 12. Our Love Is Here To Stay 4:59 13. Perdido 15:13 Total time: 71:56 CD 8 1. Did You Call Her Today (take 1) 0:51 2. Did You Call Her Today (take 2) 6:00 3. Did You Call Her Today (take 3) 0:45 4. Did You Call Her Today (take 4) 2:14 5. Did You Call Her Today (take 5) 1:42 6. Did You Call Her Today (take 6) 0:22 7. Did You Call Her Today (take 7) 0:59 8. Did You Call Her Today (take 8) 7:01 9. Baby It’s Cold Outside (take 1,2,3) 2:05 10. Baby It’s Cold Outside (take 4) 4:39 11. Baby It’s Cold Outside (take 5) 4:07 12. Cottontail (Duke Ellington) 3:48 13. Old Folks (take 1)0:17 14. Old Folks (take 2) 7:41 15. Old Folks (take 3) 0:51 16. Old Folks (take 4) 1:16 17. Old Folks (take 5) 1:50 18. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone 3:59 19. The Song Is Ended 2:37 20. Poutin (take 1,2) 5:09 21, Poutin (take 3) 4:22 22. Poutin (take 4,5,6,7,8,9) 4:22 23. Randle’s Island* (take 10) 2:41 24. Randle’s Island (take 11) 2:16 25. Randle’s Island (take 12) 4:03 Total time: 77:15

Reviews

Downbeat

4.5 stars

Tracklisting

  1. Johnny Come Lately
  2. Perdido
  3. Autumn Leaves
  4. Old Folks
  5. Mack The Knife
  6. Sunday
  7. Come Sunday
  8. Our Love Is Here To Stay
  9. The Theme
  10. On Green Dolphin Street
  11. Bye Bye Blackbird
  12. Lover Come Back To Me
  13. Wee Dot
  14. Tenderly
  15. Sometimes I'm Happy
  16. Embreacable You
  17. The Theme
  18. Sophisticated Lady
  19. Stridin' With Ben
  20. All The Things You Are
  21. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
  22. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
  23. I Got It Bad
  24. Our Blues
  25. Danny Boy
  26. Intro Ronnie Scott
  27. Blues In B Flat
  28. Stardust
  29. Gone With The Wind
  30. The Theme
  31. Confirmation
  32. Poutin'
  33. A Night In Tunisia
  34. Over The Rainbow
  35. How High The Moon
  36. Willow Weep For Me
  37. Perdido
  38. Pennies From Heaven
  39. Blues In B Flat
  40. In A Mellotone
  41. Sunday
  42. Cotton Tail
  43. Gone With The Wind
  44. Cotton Tail
  45. My Romance
  46. In A Mellotone
  47. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  48. The "C" Jam Blues
  49. My Romance
  50. Our Love Is Here To Stay
  51. Avalon
  52. Chelsea Bridge
  53. Danny Boy
  54. How High The Moon
  55. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  56. B-Flat Blues
  57. Medley: How Long Has This Been Going On/Sophisticated Lady
  58. In A Mellotone
  59. For Heavens Sake
  60. The "C" Jam Blues
  61. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  62. The Theme
  63. Old Folks
  64. Satin Doll
  65. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  66. I've Got Rhythm
  67. Satin Doll
  68. Indiana
  69. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  70. Cottontail
  71. Greensleeves
  72. Rockin' In Rhythm
  73. Stompy Jones
  74. Cry Me A River
  75. Bojangles
  76. Perdido
  77. Our Love Is Here To Stay
  78. Ain't Misbehavin'
  79. Mop Mop
  80. Our Love Is Here To Stay
  81. Perdido
  82. Did You Call Her Today [Take 1]
  83. Did You Call Her Today [Take 2]
  84. Did You Call Her Today [Take 3]
  85. Did You Call Her Today [Take 5]
  86. Did You Call Her Today [Take 6]
  87. Did You Call Her Today [Take 7]
  88. Did You Call Her Today [Take 8]
  89. Baby It's Cold Outside [Take 1,2,3]
  90. Baby It's Cold Outside [Take 4]
  91. Baby It's Cold Outside [Take 5]
  92. Cotton Tail
  93. Old Folks [Take 1]
  94. Old Folks [Take 3]
  95. Old Folks [Take 4]
  96. Old Folks [Take 5]
  97. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  98. The Song Is Ended
  99. Poutin [Take 1,2]
  100. Poutin [Take 3]
  101. Poutin [Take 4,5,6,7,8,9]
  102. Randle's Island [Take 10]
  103. Randle's Island [Take 11]