Ben Webster - Soulville (CD)
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- Jazz Instrument
- Tenor Sax
- Copy Control
- Number of Items
- Country of Origin
- USA / Canada
- Mono / Stereo
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Soulville
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Late Date
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Time On My Hands
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Lover Come Back To Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Where Are You
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Makin' Whoopee
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Ill Wind
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Who
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Boogie-Woogie
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Roses Of Picardy
- Release Date
- 17 February 1996
Personnel: Ben Webster (tenor saxophone, piano); Oscar Peterson (piano); Herb Ellis (guitar); Ray Brown (bass); Stan Levey (drums).
Recorded in Hollywood, California on October 15, 1957. Originally released on Verve (8274). Includes liner notes by Barry Alfonso.
On this 1957 date, Webster is teamed up with the great Oscar Peterson Quartet. Supporting Webster on each track, this music lays "in the pocket" (as musicians would say) quite well. Much of this is due to drummer Stan Levey's buoyant swing. Webster himself is heard on two simple blues numbers of his own penning including the title track and "Late Date." Other songs include the standards "Lover Come Back To Me," "Where Are You," and "Makin' Whoopee." Perhaps the most riveting tune on SOULVILLE, however, is the beautiful ballad "Time on My Hands."
Indeed, Webster is one of the most brilliant instrumental balladeers jazz has ever produced. No one can get that airy (even sultry) tone quite like Webster. Finally, as an intriguing bonus, we hear Webster perform three tunes in duet with Levey. Intriguingly, Webster plays piano on these tracks! Using an antiquated stride/boogie woogie style, Webster shows that his talent reaches beyond the saxophone.
- Date Released
- 1999-01-01 00:00:00
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Ben Webster
- Universal Distribution
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