Ben Webster

Ben Webster with The Oscar Peterson Trio - Hannover 1972 (2006)

Ben Webster with The Oscar Peterson Trio - Hannover 1972 (2006)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 437 kb/s, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps| Audio: PCM 2 channels at 1 536 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazz Line | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 20 Mayc 2006 | Runtime: 57 min. | 3,54 GB (DVD5)

This outstanding DVD, recorded live at the Funkhaus, Hannover for a TV broadcast, on December 14, 1972, not only gives us the opportunity to listen to Webster, but far more rarely, to see him in performance, exquisitely backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio featuring the late Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen & Tony Inzalaco, drums.
Webster and Peterson played together many times, and the tenor saxophonist often said that Oscar was his favorite accompanist.
Gerry Mulligan And Ben Webster - The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Sessions (1959) {2CD Verve Master Edition}

Gerry Mulligan And Ben Webster - The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Sessions (1959) {2CD Verve Master Edition}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 845 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 332 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 66 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 1997 Verve / PolyGram | 314 539 055-2 | Verve Master Edition | 20-bit remaster
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone

Although an earlier CD added five previously unissued tracks to the original LP Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster, this Verve Master Edition two-CD set adds just about everything else recorded during the two sessions that produced the original record, and also features 20-bit sound. Even though Gerry Mulligan was outspoken against issuing material omitted from his original recordings, it is a treat to hear how the songs evolved in the studio. Webster and Mulligan seem mutually inspired throughout the sessions, and strong performances by pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel Lewis are of considerable help.
Ben Webster and Harry 'Sweets' Edison - Ben and 'Sweets' (1962) [Reissue 2015] PS3 + FLAC

Ben Webster and Harry 'Sweets' Edison - Ben and 'Sweets' (1962) [Reissue 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:49 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,22 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 790 MB

The two jazz giants Ben Webster and Harry "Sweets" Edison had long wanted to record an album together, and in 1962, they did. Although associated with two different orchestras (Edison was with Basie and Webster was with Ellington), these two swing kings found that they had a lot in common. This album features both horn men on three medium tempo blues, "Better Go", "Kitty", and "Did You Call Her Today". Other than this, Webster gets two tenor features, contributing absolutely luscious solos on both "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "My Romance". Newly remastered on Hybrid SACD.
Ben Webster - Gentle Ben (1973/2012) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Ben Webster - Gentle Ben (1973/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 56:19 minutes | 1,52 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 56:19 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording was made 10 months before Ben Webster's death in 1972. Webster, who had left the United States in 1965 to settle in Europe - first in Copenhagen and then in Amsterdam - was visiting fellow musician and friend Tete Montoliu in Barcelona. Webster and pianist Montoliu went back a ways, having played together regularly in Webster's Copenhagen days. In fact, Montoliu cited Webster and Don Byas as his two chief musical influences. Webster and Montoliu understood each other deeply, and their comfort with on another is palpable in this recording. Their accompaniment of one another is seamless. On board with these two is Montoliu's regular working trio-mates, Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums.
Ben Webster - The Soul Of Ben Webster (1959/2014) [DSD64 + FLAC]

Ben Webster - The Soul Of Ben Webster (1959/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 45:01 minutes | 1,27 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 45:01 minutes | 879 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Soul of Ben Webster is an album by American jazz saxophonist Ben Webster featuring tracks recorded in 1958 for the Verve label. This is a blowing session that matches the matchless jazz tenor sax master with fellow tenorist Harold Ashby in a program of loose originals.
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1957/2014) [24bit/192kHz]

Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:33 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

As critic Nat Hentoff makes clear, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster were larger than life. Formidable, even forbidding presences, they revealed a depth of feeling in their playing that spoke of their vast life experiences, as great writers or painters speak through their work.

Ben Webster - Jazz 'Round Midnight 1957 (Reissue 1993)  

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 12, 2014
Ben Webster - Jazz 'Round Midnight 1957 (Reissue 1993)

Ben Webster - Jazz 'Round Midnight 1957 (Reissue 1993)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64 min | 149 MB
Label: Verve | Rel: 1993

Ben Webster is probably best known for his eloquent ballad playing. On JAZZ 'ROUND MIDNIGHT, we are treated to no less than 15 ballads, all of which are performed superbly. Webster is one of the great jazz romantics, and his sultry ballad style stirs the heart and soul with every phrase. It's not just the way he caresses each note, or the thick airy sound he gets on his tenor sax; it's the lyrical, almost voice-like character of his playing that makes all of these songs so memorable. Backed by such notables as Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, Webster's renditions of "You're Getting To Be a Habit With Me," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "We'll Be Together Again," and others, sparkle with vitality, romance, and warmth. Finally, Webster's idol, Coleman Hawkins, sits in on "Prisoner of Love" making this CD sparkle even that much more. One of the great jazz ballad albums, JAZZ 'ROUND MIDNIGHT is a must for any candlelight dinner.
Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:54 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Saxophonist Ben Webster is joined by legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Webster, known for his association with Duke Ellington's Jazz Orchestra playing lead tenor, frequently played with Peterson in the 1950s and are joined here by some of the best jazz musicians of the time. Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson was originally released in 1959, and this studio album is a compilation of seven great jazz tracks, including "How Deep is the Ocean," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," and "Bye, Bye, Blackbird".
Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CD [Re-Up]

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 660 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 413 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Label: Lone Hill Jazz | # LHJ 10355 | Time: 02:34:06

The complete memorable recordings made by Billie Holiday in 1956-57 backed by a small group including Ben Webster, Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles and Barney Kessel. A complete Holiday set recorded at Newport during the same period has been added as a bonus. Includes 16-page booklet.

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)  

Posted by Designol at Jan. 29, 2016
The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 00:49:14
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve/PolyGram | # 833 551-2

The by turns grizzled and vaporous-toned Webster really hit his stride on the Verve label. During a stretch from roughly 1953-1959, the Ellington alumnus showcased his supreme playing with both combos and string sections, swingers and ballads – and lurking beneath his blustery and hulking sound were solo lines brimming with sophistication and wit. This 1957 date with the Oscar Peterson Trio is one of the highlights of that golden '50s run. After starting off with two bluesy originals – the slow burning title track and gutsy "Late Date" – Webster gets to the heart of things on five wistful ballads: Here, his exquisitely sly "Makin' Whoopee" is only outdone by an incredibly nuanced "Where Are You." Providing sympathetic counterpoint, Peterson forgoes his usual pyrotechnics for some leisurely compact solos; his cohorts – guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Stan Levey – are equally assured and splendid.