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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 - Gentle Ben (1973/2012) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Ben Webster - Gentle Ben (1973/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 56:19 minutes | 1,52 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 56:19 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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.
Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:54 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Saxophonist Ben Webster is joined by legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Webster, known for his association with Duke Ellington's Jazz Orchestra playing lead tenor, frequently played with Peterson in the 1950s and are joined here by some of the best jazz musicians of the time. Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson was originally released in 1959, and this studio album is a compilation of seven great jazz tracks, including "How Deep is the Ocean," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," and "Bye, Bye, Blackbird".
Ben Webster - The Soul Of Ben Webster (1959/2014) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Ben Webster - The Soul Of Ben Webster (1959/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 45:01 minutes | 1,27 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 45:01 minutes | 879 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Soul of Ben Webster is an album by American jazz saxophonist Ben Webster featuring tracks recorded in 1958 for the Verve label. This is a blowing session that matches the matchless jazz tenor sax master with fellow tenorist Harold Ashby in a program of loose originals.

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)  

Posted by Designol at Jan. 29, 2016
The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 00:49:14
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve/PolyGram | # 833 551-2

The by turns grizzled and vaporous-toned Webster really hit his stride on the Verve label. During a stretch from roughly 1953-1959, the Ellington alumnus showcased his supreme playing with both combos and string sections, swingers and ballads – and lurking beneath his blustery and hulking sound were solo lines brimming with sophistication and wit. This 1957 date with the Oscar Peterson Trio is one of the highlights of that golden '50s run. After starting off with two bluesy originals – the slow burning title track and gutsy "Late Date" – Webster gets to the heart of things on five wistful ballads: Here, his exquisitely sly "Makin' Whoopee" is only outdone by an incredibly nuanced "Where Are You." Providing sympathetic counterpoint, Peterson forgoes his usual pyrotechnics for some leisurely compact solos; his cohorts – guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Stan Levey – are equally assured and splendid.
Ben Webster & Coleman Hawkins - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1957) [Remastered 2005]

Ben Webster & Coleman Hawkins - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1957) [Remastered 2005]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 232 Mb
Genre ~ Bop | Saxophone Jazz
Label ~ Verve Records

Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster first met at a Kansas City jam session at which Hawkins finally encountered his match in local tenors Webster, Herschel Evans, and Lester Young. The all-night meeting has become the stuff of legend (and a continuous thread in Robert Altman's film Kansas City, though there it's reduced to two tenors). Recorded by Norman Granz, this 1957 meeting supports the two with fine accompaniment that includes Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Herb Ellis.
Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson – Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) (Verve - Digitally Remastered By Dennis Drake)

Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson – Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) (Verve - Digitally Remastered By Dennis Drake)
1959 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 202Mb+10Mb

Wow. I dug this CD out of my collection today and had another listen, and I'm sure glad I did. Today's jazz is all over the place, with different jazz styles and a lot of indifferent playing as well. But this recording is the work of 2 masters of their instruments. Swinging, bluesy and melodic, all of the tunes are on a such a high level. It is a delight to listen to, and never gets stale. Anyone can swing and play a lot of notes, but it takes a real master to play ballads. Ben Webster's playing on this recording is at the very highest level ever recorded. He's authoritative, bluesy, and seductive. This music has a quality you just don't hear anymore in today's jazz. It comes from an era (1959) when all of the very best jazz musicians were alive at the same time, competing for an audience and listening to each other's recordings.
Whether you are a collector, or just a listener who appreciates great music, get this album.

BBB & Co - Benny Carter, Ben Webster & Barney Bigard  

Posted by Buaires at May 2, 2008
BBB & Co - Benny Carter w/ Ben Webster & Barney Bigard
Jazz | Label: Swingville/OJC | APE, Cue, cover | PT: 1:15:46 | 94,4 + 85,5 MB
release: 1993 (orig. 1962)

This is a great set from 1962 featuring three of the finest jazz soloists of all time: Webster (tenor), Carter (alto), and Bigard (clarinet). This is one of Benny Carter's last jazz recordings before he began writing for the studios
The tracks are bluesy: especially fine is the 12min line of "You Can't Tell the Difference [after dark]." Jazz fans can't go wrong with this CD; plus, it's a good introduction to cool jazz for novices. Highly recommended.

Ben Kweller - Ben Kweller (2006)  

Posted by mac0je at Aug. 13, 2007
Ben Kweller  - Ben Kweller (2006)

Ben Kweller - Ben Kweller (2006)
mp3 | 320kbps | Pop-Rock, Indie Rock | RS links | 92.3Mb

On his third, self-titled effort, Ben Kweller takes the notion of "solo album" to the extreme, playing all of the instruments himself. For many artists, this would result in an album that's quiet and insular. However, Ben Kweller is nearly as immediate and direct as Sha Sha and On My Way were, but with a little more focus. Kweller's eternally boyish voice is perfectly suited to his tales of young love, hanging out and heartache, whether he frames them in giddy, impatient pop like "Run," earnest tone-poems like "Thirteen," or a sound somewhere between the two, as on the single "Summer Dress." To his credit, though, Kweller sounds a little more mature on several songs, particularly "Penny on the Train Track" and "Red Eye," which asks the surprisingly direct question, "How long will it take before I have your heart to break?" Equally divided between thoughtful ballads such as "Until I Die" and half good-natured, chugging power pop like "Gotta Move" and "Magic" – with the occasional feisty rocker like "This Is War" thrown in for good measure – Ben Kweller treads the same path as Kweller's other work, but fortunately, it still sounds genuine, not formulaic.

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….