Ben Webster

Johnny Hodges - Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster (2018) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Johnny Hodges - Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster (2018)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 40:03 minutes | 1,82 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:03 minutes | 759 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The superb November 1960 session recorded by the Ben Webster-Johnny Hodges sextet in studio conditions at the Jazz Cellar, in San Francisco (without an audience). It is presented here in its complete form for the first time ever. These recordings are exceptional in that no other date exists in their collaborative discography featuring them as the only horns. The two great saxophonists were the only horn players heard at the session. They were backed by a rhythm section of piano, guitar, bass and drums. As bonus, to this new DSD release has added a complete (and very rare) octet session featuring Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra from August 27, 1964.
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) [APO Remaster 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) [Analogue Productions '2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:35 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,07 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 756 MB

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".
Ben Webster - Gentle Ben (1972) [APO Remaster 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ben Webster & Trio Tete Montoliu - Gentle Ben (1972) [Analogue Productions '2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:55 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,56 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,11 GB

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 - Soulville (1957) [APO Remaster 2013] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1957) [Analogue Productions '2013]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:43 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,5 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 764 MB

Soulville is one of the highlights of Ben Webster's golden era. From 1953 to 1959 Webster recorded 10 landmark albums showcasing his swing tenor saxophone, and this album from 1957 is considered a classic. Soulville has it all: there's cool groovy jazz, a bit of soul, a bit of blues, a sense of longing and a whole lot of romance on this ballad-heavy collection. The quintet in the credits consists of Webster, drummer Stan Levey and the Oscar Peterson Trio.
Johnny Hodges & Ben Webster - Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster (2018)

Johnny Hodges & Ben Webster - Johnny Hodges featuring Ben Webster (2018)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 201 MB
Label: 2xHD - Storyville Records | Tracks: 09 | Time: 39:59 min

The superb November 1960 session recorded by the Ben Webster-Johnny Hodges sextet in studio conditions at the Jazz Cellar, in San Francisco (without an audience). It is presented here in its complete form, on HighResAudio, for the first time ever.
Coleman Hawkins/Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959) {1997 Verve Master Edition}

Coleman Hawkins/Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959) {1997 Verve Master Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 346 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 216 mb
Genre: jazz

American jazz saxophonists Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster teamed up in 1957 to record an album they ended up calling Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster, released on Verve in 1959. This edition was remastered by Suha Gur and reissued in 1997 by Verve Music Group, featuring a previously unissued track and a mono version of one of its songs.

Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 26, 2018
Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD

Ben Webster - Three Classic Albums Plus (2011) 2CD
'Blue Saxophones', 'Soulville', 'The Soul Of Ben Webster', selections from 'Sophisticated Lady'

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 847 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 258 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb | 02:36:41
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Swing | Label: Avid Jazz | # AMSC 1038

AVID Jazz here presents three classic Ben Webster albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'Blue Saxophones'… Take the Oscar Peterson Trio with Alvin Stoller on drums, add two of the greatest tenor saxophonists who ever lived, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster and voila… you have Blue Saxophones! Two masters together in 1957, one (Hawkins) a huge influence on the other (Webster), but now, both very much their own men. As the final paragraph of Charles Fox's liner notes attests 'This is tenor playing in the grandest of manners, unashamedly romantic, even sensuous, with both musicians constructing their solos firmly and audaciously'. 'Soulville'… Ben is once again joined by the Oscar Peterson Trio for another 1957 date. This time sitting in on drums is Stan Levey, in Bens own words 'he's improved since I heard him on the Street years ago.' Ben of course is a huge fan of Peterson…..'the guy can play a lot as a soloist but when it comes time for you to play a solo, he plays for you'. 'The Soul Of Ben Webster'… Here we find Ben joined by fellow tenor man Harold Ashby alongside among others Art Farmer on trumpet and Jimmy Jones on piano in a 1958 blowing date.
Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959) [APO Remaster 2013] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959) [Analogue Productions '2013]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:13 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,08 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 750 MB
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959) [Reissue 2005] (Repost)

Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 245 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602498840368)

Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster first met at a Kansas City jam session at which Hawkins finally encountered his match in local tenors Webster, Herschel Evans, and Lester Young. The all-night meeting has become the stuff of legend (and a continuous thread in Robert Altman's film Kansas City, though there it's reduced to two tenors). Recorded by Norman Granz, this 1957 meeting supports the two with fine accompaniment that includes Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Herb Ellis. The material includes the great "Blues for Yolanda," with a honking, squeaking solo that suggests Hawkins is the father of all R&B tenor saxophonists as well as those in jazz, while "Rosalita" has an engaging Latin beat…

Ben Webster - Come Sunday (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Jan. 4, 2018
Ben Webster - Come Sunday (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Ben Webster - Come Sunday (2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 40:24 minutes | 1,75 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:24 minutes | 692 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ben Webster was not exactly under-recorded during his forty-year playing career but he is among that exclusive hierarchy of jazz artists to whose consistent excellence there can never be an over-abundance of recorded testimony. This album has the merit of offering a nicely balanced and thoughtfully chosen selection of tracks. Four of the tunes are associated with Duke Ellington in whose saxophone section Ben was featured for more than ten years. Our Blues is a choice example of Ben’s evocative after-hours style of blues playing. An additional bonus is the superior quality of the musicians behind Webster on all these tracks, recorded in Copenhagen between 1968 and 1970.