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Ben Webster - "Ben Webster and Associates"1961  

Posted by greywolff at Aug. 11, 2007
Ben Webster - "Ben Webster and Associates"1961

Ben Webster - "Ben Webster and Associates"
Jazz | Live | 1961 | MP3 320 | 120 Mb

Это совершенно особый диск. Считается, что эта запись - своеобразный реквием по "Моцарту тенор-саксофона" Лестеру Янгу (Lester Willis Young 27.08.1909 - 15.03.1959), умершему незадолго до того. По общему признанию, Лестер Янг ( наряду с Беном Вебстером и Колманом Хоккинсом ) входил в тройку лучших тенор-саксофонистов своего времени. Отсюда - такой представительный состав исполнителей на этой своеобразной поминальной службе. Грустная такая получилась запись. Тем не менее, очень рекомендую…

Ben Webster "Ben Webster - At The Renaissance" 1960  

Posted by greywolff at Aug. 8, 2007
Ben Webster  "Ben Webster - At The Renaissance" 1960

Ben Webster - At The Renaissance (1960)
Jazz | Live | MP3-320 kbps | 160 Mb

Лучший, на мой взгляд, диск замечательного тенор-саксофониста Бена Вебстера. Диск записан в 1960 году в клубе " Renaissance" , что располагался некогда на известном, благодаря одноименному фильму, Бульваре Заходящего Солнца ( Sunset Strip ) в Голливуде. Записан он был, что называется "на коленках" ( на самом деле, за занавесочной, которую натянули на сцене, прямо за музыкантами ), иными словами, не в "очень предназначенных условиях" для записи такой ВЕЛИКОЙ МУЗЫКИ. Потом, согласно легенде, через много лет, Музыка была восстановлена с четырех случайно оставшихся магнитофонных записей. Поэтому, качество записи, иногда, оставляет желать лучшего, но ДА ИМЕЮЩИЙ ДУШУ, ДА УСЛЫШИТ….

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 7, 2017
Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957)

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | MFSL, UDCD 658 | ~ 115 or 96 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 66 Mb
Jazz / Swing

This session comes from close to the end of the line (1959) in the erstwhile swinging company of Barney Kessel on guitar, Ben Webster on tenor, and naysayers will be quick to point out that Lady Day wasn't in peak form here…
Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957) [Analogue Productions Remaster 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957) [Analogue Productions Remaster 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:49 minutes | Scans included | 1,23 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 737 MB
Illinois Jacquet & Ben Webster - The Kid and the Brute (1954) [Remastered 1998]

Illinois Jacquet & Ben Webster - The Kid and the Brute (1954) [Remastered 1998]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 230 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Bop, Jump Blues, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ PolyGram Records/Verve Music Group

This single CD reissues all of the music from a former LP and a ten-inch LP. Of greatest interest are two fairly long selections (the blues "I Wrote This for the Kid" and a stomping "The Kid and the Brute") that match Illinois Jacquet with fellow tenor great Ben Webster. Since they have equally passionate and distinctive sounds, their "battle" is a draw. ~ AllMusic

Ben Webster - Ballads (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at June 19, 2017
Ben Webster - Ballads (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Ben Webster - Ballads (2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 42:31 minutes | 1,74 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:31 minutes | 722 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Swing tenor saxophone player Ben Webster earned the nickname “The Brute and the Beautiful” in jazz circles where his musical versatility was well-known. Webster's signature tough, raspy and gruff tone softened on ballads, which he played with warmth and sentiment. On this Storyville release he caresses seven timeless melodies in a variety of settings including trios with either Teddy Wilson, Ole Kock Hansen or Kenny Drew on piano, backing by The Danish Radio Big Band (on "Cry Me a River") or a version of "Greensleeves" with a string orchestra. Although largely forgotten in the United States (he had moved to Europe in 1965), Ben Webster was still in fine form this late in his career.

Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993  Music

Posted by Designol at May 29, 2017
Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993

Ben Webster - King of Tenors (1954) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 131 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | Label: Verve | # 519 806-2 | Time: 00:39:26

This 1953 date matched Webster with such peers as alto saxophonist Benny Carter, trumpeter Harry Edison, and pianist Oscar Peterson for a series of elegant yet soulful and exuberant small group dates. With no cut longer than four and a half minutes, the players didn't have time for excess statements or overkill; they had to quickly get to the heart of the matter in their solos, make their points, and return to the head. The original session has been enlarged by the addition of two previously unissued tracks, plus an alternate version of "That's All" that was later issued as a single. Label head Norman Granz excelled in producing swing-oriented, crisply played mainstream dates. Although this date is more than four decades old, Ben Webster's solos have a freshness and vitality that make them quite relevant to contemporary events.

Ben Webster - Centennial Celebration (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 27, 2017
Ben Webster - Centennial Celebration (2009)

Ben Webster - Centennial Celebration (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord Music Group | # OJC-31276 | Time: 00:59:56

The centennial of Ben Webster's birth occurred in 2009 and producer Nick Phillips mined the vaults of various Concord-owned labels, including Pablo, Riverside, Contemporary, and Prestige/Swingville, to create this compilation featuring the late tenor saxophonist. One of the three giants of his instrument during the 1930s and 1940s (along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young), Webster was still very much at the top of his game when these sessions were recorded. When he took part in the series of small-group dates with Art Tatum, he refused to be intimidated by the pianist's intricate flourishes, simply delivering majestic solos in "My One and Only Love," "All the Things You Are," and "Have You Met Miss Jones." He's very comfortable with old friends Benny Carter and Barney Bigard in an easygoing setting of Carter's "Lula." The two live tracks, "Caravan" and "Georgia on My Mind" taken from At the Renaissance, also find Webster in an inspired mood, supported by a rhythm section including pianist Jimmy Rowles and guitarist Jim Hall.

Ben Webster - Ballads (1955) Remastered 2011  Music

Posted by Designol at May 3, 2017
Ben Webster - Ballads (1955) Remastered 2011

Ben Webster - Ballads (1955) Remastered 2011
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz | Label: Phoenix Records | # 131510 | Time: 01:18:41

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.
Ben Webster & Tete Montoliu Trio - Gentle Ben (1972) Remastered Reissue 2015

Ben Webster & Tete Montoliu Trio - Gentle Ben (1972) Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 178 Mb
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Discmedi | # DM5182-02 | Time: 00:56:22

This aptly named set was recorded on November 28, 1972, in Barcelona, Spain. Although many of Ben Webster's European sessions suffered when compared to his American ones, this outing is one of the exceptions, due in no small part to the fluid piano work of Tete Montoliu. Supported by a rhythm section of Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums, both Webster and Montoliu have plenty of room to breathe, and the result is a wonderful and pleasant set highlighted by the opening track, "Ben's Blues," and an easy, elegant version of "Sweet Georgia Brown." Webster's trademark breathy tenor sax tone is in full supply here, but the real revelation is Montoliu, who proves to be a marvelous jazz pianist, making Gentle Ben somewhat of an overlooked gem.