Ben Webster

Ballads (Mini-LP Gatefold Replica) (81264)

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Ballads (Mini-LP Gatefold Replica)

Ben Webster

State of Art

8436569194386

SAR 157380

81264

JAZZ

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CD 8,26 €

• MINI-LP PAPERSLEEVE GATEFOLD REPLICAS WITH OBI

• 24 BIT DIGITALLY REMASTERED

The ballad sets included here mark almost the beginning of Webster’s new musical direction. They were originally issued on two LPs, titled "Music with Feeling and Music for Loving", which compile the results of four different sessions. Three of these dates were big band/string efforts – one conducted by Billy Strayhorn (who also played the piano) and two by Ralph Burns. The fourth session consisted of four quartet tunes. All of this music was brought together shortly after Ben Webster’s death in 1973 and reissued on a 2-LP set as Ballads. It was under this title that these already successful recordings became true classics. This CD compiles the three big band sessions in their entirety. It also includes an interesting quartet version of “Almost Like Being in Love” recorded at the Billy Strayhorn date which completes the session (it wasn’t included on the original album Music for Loving, nor on Ballads). However, due to time limitations, two quartet selections from the last session with Teddy Wilson (“Love’s Away” and “You’re Mine, You!”), which originally rounded out the two aforementioned LPs, have been omited.

PERSONNEL:

  • BEN WEBSTER, tenor sax on all tracks, plus:
  • COLLECTIVE PERSONNEL:
  • Tony Scott, Jimmy Hamilton (cl), Hank Jones, Teddy
  • Wilson, Billy Strayhorn (p), Ray Brown, George
  • Duvivier (b), Jo Jones, Louie Bellson (d), among others.

New York, 1954-55.

TRACKS:

  • 01 CHELSEA BRIDGE
  • 02 LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
  • 03 IT HAPPENS TO BE ME
  • 04 ALL TOO SOON
  • 05 WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
  • 06 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
  • 07 PRELUDE TO A KISS
  • 08 DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
  • 09 MY GREATEST MISTAKE
  • 10 THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE
  • 11 BLUE MOON
  • 12 WHAT AM I HERE FOR
  • 13 WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN
  • 14 EARLY AUTUMN
  • 15 UNTIL TONIGHT
  • 16 TEACH ME TONIGHT
  • 17 MY FUNNY VALENTINE
  • 18 SOPHISTICATED LADY
  • 19 ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
  • TOTAL TIME: 79:19 Min.