Ben Webster

Plays Ballads (6017007)

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Plays Ballads

Ben Webster

Storyville

717101700790

LPS 156691

6017007

JAZZ

1

LP 16,52 €

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Ben Webster had a perfect tone for playing ballads, full of sentiment and emotion. On this Storyville release he caresses seven timeless melodies in a variety of settings including trios with either Teddy Wilson, Ole Kock Hansen or Kenny Drew on piano, backing by The Danish Radio Big Band (on "Cry Me a River") or a version of "Greensleeves" with a string orchestra. Although largely forgotten in the United States (he had moved to Europe in 1965), Ben Webster was still in fine form this late in his career.

PERSONNEL & TRACKS:

  • 01. STARDUST
  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b)
  • Makaya Ntsoko (d)
  • Teddy Wilson (p)
  • 02. CRY ME A RIVER
  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b)
  • Niels Jørgen Steen (cond)
  • William Schiöppfe (d)
  • Ole Molin (g)
  • Ole Koch Hansen (p)
  • Bent Nielsen, Erling Christensen, Flemming Madsen,
  • Jesper Thilo, Uffe Karskov (reeds)
  • Helmuth Hjort Hansen, Ole Kurt Jensen, Per Espersen, Poul Jørgensen, Torolf Mølgård (tb)
  • Allan Botschinsky, Henry Henkel, Palle Bolvig, Palle Mikkelborg,
  • Perry Knudsen (tp)
  • 03. FOR HEAVENS SAKE
  • Hugo Rasmussen (b)
  • Bjarne Rostvold (d)
  • Ole Molin (g)
  • Ole Koch Hansen (p)
  • 04. GREENSLEEVES
  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b)
  • Al Heath (d)
  • Kenny Drew (p)
  • Bent Nielsen, Jesper Thilo, Sahib Shihab, Uffe Karskov (reeds)
  • Aage Bertelsen, Anton Kontra, Børge Madsen, Erling Christensen, Finn Ziegler, H. Bjerregaard Jensen, Hans Christian Schwenger, Helge Willer-Nielsen, Holger Bjerre, Kurt Jensen, Mogens Holm Larsen, Ove Winther, Per Lüdolph, Stanley Carlson, Svend Aage Blankholm, Svend Aage Jensen (string)
  • 05. MY ROMANCE
  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b)
  • Al Heath (d)
  • Kenny Drew (p)
  • 06. WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b)
  • Al Heath (d)
  • Kenny Drew (p)
  • 07. OLD FOLKS
  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b)
  • Bjarne Rostvold (d)
  • Ole Koch Hansen (p)