Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ben Webster - Ben Webster And Associates

Ben Webster and Associates is a 1959 session that took full advantage of the long-playing LP format. Highlighted by the 20-minute version of Ellington's "In a Mellow Tone" in which tenor titans Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, and Budd Johnson plus trumpeter Roy Eldridge stretch out, not so much in a cutting contest as a laid-back jam session amongst friends. This summit meeting turned out to be a tribute to another tenor master of the same generation, Lester Young, who had died less than four weeks before this session. The chosen rhythm section of Jimmy Jones on piano, Les Spann on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Jo Jones on drums equally matches the performance of the featured horns. Also tackled for this session were three Webster originals: "De-Dar," "Young Bean," and "Budd Johnson" and the standard "Time After Time." Unfortunately no bonus tracks are included (if they even exist) but the excellent sound restoration more than makes up for it. - by Al Campbell, AMG

Artist: Ben Webster
Album: Ben Webster and Associates
Year: 1959
Label: Verve (Master Edition, 24bit remastered, 2000)
Runtime: 44:40
Recorded in New York City, USA 09.04.1959

Tracks:
1.  In A Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington/Milton Gabler) 20:15 
2.  De Dar (Ben Webster) 4:40 
3.  Young Bean (Ben Webster) 6:02 
4.  Time After Time (Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn) 4:35 
5.  Budd Johnson (Ben Webster) 9:08 

Personnel: 
Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone) 
Coleman Hawkins (Tenor Saxophone) 
Budd Johnson (Tenor Saxophone) 
Roy Eldridge (Trumpet) 
Les Spann (Guitar) 
Jimmy Jones (Piano) 
Ray Brown (Double Bass) 
Jo Jones (Drums) 

8 comments:

  1. no pw? Fichier call a password!

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    1. I checked. You're right! But I don't know why, because I don't use any pw for this uplode. I'll reapload...

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  2. Thank's but who 's the password for 1chiers

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  3. Nice Post itr
    I have the vinyl and CD...Ben Webster (on this album) really got me into Jazz proper...many moons ago !
    Cheers

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