0
FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Search
Menu
Music > Vinyl > Ben Webster and Associates - Ben Webster and Associates w/ Bonus Track (180g Import Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

Ben Webster and Associates - Ben Webster and Associates w/ Bonus Track

(180g Import Vinyl LP)

$19.99
23Reward Points
Availability: Out Of Stock
Item: LIW64588
Description

Ben Webster Ben Webster And Associates: Original Album Plus Bonus Track on 180g Import LP

The concept of two tenor saxophone soloists performing in tandem, an approach that highlighted the contrasting textures of their styles, had its popular origins in the swing era. When the great tenors of that time had the chance to stretch out together in the LP format, the results showed not just how rich and individual soloists' voices were but how deep a mutual affinity they could display.

Behold, then, this end-of-the-decade summit to end all summits: not just Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins, the two greatest exponents of the tenor saxophone, but a third master, the tragically under-recorded Budd Johnson. The three saxophone masters, joined by the indefatigable Roy Eldridge, stretch out luxuriantly on the marathon "In a Mellow Tone" with spectacular results.

This famous release is a celebration of the saxophone and the jam session, which are staples in jazz. These musicians embark on a musical journey that is as exciting as it is adventurous. While the music sticks pretty much within the boundaries of mainstream jazz, it is apparent that these players are all inspired by their surroundings.

Much of the set showcases a healthy blowing competition between the horns. They sometimes spurn each other on; other times, they act as foil. The result is a batch of tunes (five + the bonus track "You'd Be So Nice To Come To") that really swing. Highlights include the intense "Young Bean" and "De-Dar." On the ballad, "Time After Time" Johnson and Coleman sit out, leaving Webster to break our hearts all by himself.

Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles

1. In a Mellow Tone
2. Young Bean
3. Budd Johnson
4. Time After Time
5. De-Dar
6. You'd Be So Nice To Come To (bonus track)


Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio
MD_Site_Footer_Promo_Catalog_2017

Catalog

Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2018. All Rights Reserved.