Ben Webster Sweets Edison

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CD [Re-Up]

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 660 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 413 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Label: Lone Hill Jazz | # LHJ 10355 | Time: 02:34:06

The complete memorable recordings made by Billie Holiday in 1956-57 backed by a small group including Ben Webster, Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles and Barney Kessel. A complete Holiday set recorded at Newport during the same period has been added as a bonus. Includes 16-page booklet.

Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 26, 2018
Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD

Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD
'Blue Saxophones', 'Soulville', 'The Soul Of Ben Webster', selections from 'Sophisticated Lady'

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 847 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 258 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb | 02:36:41
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Swing | Label: Avid Jazz | # AMSC 1038

AVID Jazz here presents three classic Ben Webster albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'Blue Saxophones'… Take the Oscar Peterson Trio with Alvin Stoller on drums, add two of the greatest tenor saxophonists who ever lived, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster and voila… you have Blue Saxophones! Two masters together in 1957, one (Hawkins) a huge influence on the other (Webster), but now, both very much their own men. As the final paragraph of Charles Fox's liner notes attests 'This is tenor playing in the grandest of manners, unashamedly romantic, even sensuous, with both musicians constructing their solos firmly and audaciously'. 'Soulville'… Ben is once again joined by the Oscar Peterson Trio for another 1957 date. This time sitting in on drums is Stan Levey, in Bens own words 'he's improved since I heard him on the Street years ago.' Ben of course is a huge fan of Peterson…..'the guy can play a lot as a soloist but when it comes time for you to play a solo, he plays for you'. 'The Soul Of Ben Webster'… Here we find Ben joined by fellow tenor man Harold Ashby alongside among others Art Farmer on trumpet and Jimmy Jones on piano in a 1958 blowing date.

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 - 1953-1954 (2008)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 28, 2018
Ben Webster - 1953-1954 (2008)

Ben Webster - 1953-1954 (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 262 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 179 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1458)

Almost 25 years into his recording career, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster made a series of studio recordings under the supervision of producer Norman Granz. These marvelous performances were reissued in chronological sequence by the Classics label in 2008. Each volume of Ben Webster on Classics is richly packed with satisfying ballads, blues, and swing. This installment borders between superb and divine. Three titles recorded for Mercury on January 22, 1953, find Webster soloing in front of an orchestra conducted by Johnny Richards, a student of Arnold Schoenberg who served as an arranger for Stan Kenton. Recorded at sessions that took place in April and December 1953, tracks four through 12 were originally released on the Norgran album King of the Tenors…
Ben Webster and Harry 'Sweets' Edison - Ben and 'Sweets' (1962) [Reissue 2015] PS3 + FLAC

Ben Webster and Harry 'Sweets' Edison - Ben and 'Sweets' (1962) [Reissue 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:49 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,22 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 790 MB

The two jazz giants Ben Webster and Harry "Sweets" Edison had long wanted to record an album together, and in 1962, they did. Although associated with two different orchestras (Edison was with Basie and Webster was with Ellington), these two swing kings found that they had a lot in common. This album features both horn men on three medium tempo blues, "Better Go", "Kitty", and "Did You Call Her Today". Other than this, Webster gets two tenor features, contributing absolutely luscious solos on both "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "My Romance". Newly remastered on Hybrid SACD.
Ben Webster & Harry Sweets Edison - Complete Sextet Studio Sessions (2006) [Repost]

Ben Webster & Harry Sweets Edison - Complete Sextet Studio Sessions (2006)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 27 Tracks - 2 CD | 02:24:29 | 331,72 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing | Label: Lonehill Jazz

Two CD set containing all of the sextet recordings made by Ben Webster and Harry Edison in the studio. Consists of two complete albums, Sweets and Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You (both issued under Edison's name), as well as all of the tunes included on two more obscure sessions that the pair played on. Other musicians include Barney Kessel, Red Norvo, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis and others. 27 tracks recorded in 1956-57.
Ben Webster, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Johnny Hodges - The Soul Of Ben Webster

Ben Webster, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Johnny Hodges - The Soul Of Ben Webster
Originally released as these three separate LPs on Verve:
The Soul of Ben Webster / Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You / Blues a Plenty

Ape & MP3@320 | Disc 1: 352 Mb & 145 Mb | Disc 2: 405 Mb & 157 Mb| Polygram | CD 1995
Recorded in Hollywood, California and New York in 1957 and 1958
Ben Webster & Harry “Sweets” Edison - Complete Studio Sessions, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

Ben Webster & Harry “Sweets” Edison
Complete Sextet Studio Sessions, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

FLAC & MP3, 320| Lonehill Jazz | CD 2006
Vol. 1: 337,8 Mb (Flac) & 160 Mb (MP3, 320)
Vol. 2: 207 Mb (Flac) & 101,6 Mb (MP3, 320)
Recorded: 1956-1957