Ben Webster

By Stuart Kremsky

 

             Tenor saxophone stylist Ben Webster is considered one of the triumvirate of swing era tenors, alongside Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. He performed on hundreds of recording sessions, bringing a harsh growl to up-tempo stomps and a caressing, breathy purr to ballads. His unique sound, initially modeled on Hawkins, was a marvel. It served as a powerful influence on such disparate players as Archie Shepp, Lew Tabackin, Scott Hamilton, and Bennie Wallace. Shepp, in a Down Beat “blindfold... Read More

City Of Origin:
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Genre:
Jazz, Swing
Birthdate:
05/27/1909
Death date:
09/20/1973
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The Touch of Your Lips

Ben Webster: Meets Oscar Peterson / The Album
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When Your Lover Has Gone

Ben Webster: Meets Oscar Peterson / The Album
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Bye Bye Blackbird

Ben Webster: Meets Oscar Peterson / The Album
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How Deep Is the Ocean

Ben Webster: Meets Oscar Peterson / The Album
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In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning!

Ben Webster: Meets Oscar Peterson / The Album
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Sunday

Ben Webster: Meets Oscar Peterson / The Album
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This Can't Be Love

Ben Webster: Meets Oscar Peterson / The Album
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