Ben Webster – Come Sunday (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:19 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD – Storyville Records
Legendary tenor saxophone player Ben Webster’s tender, emotive ballad playing coupled with his vivacious, growling uptempo swing numbers made him one of the most well-loved and versatile jazz musicians of his time. This release covers both sides of Webster’s personality with numbers like You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To, Come Sunday, Stompy Jones and Cottontail.
“I’ve heard Ben play in so many settings but to sit down and listen to him play a ballad – nobody who ever played a ballad does a better job than Ben Webster does on it”. These words voiced by Dizzie Gillespie hit it right on the button.
Benjamin Francis Webster was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he is considered one of the three most important “swing tenors” along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young
The nickname ”The Brute and the Beautiful” was aptly given to Ben Webster. He became famous for his beautiful sound which gave his ballad playing a unique touch of tenderness, while his playing in faster tempos was virile and filled with growl, and when sober he was the kindest and gentlest man, witty and entertaining and the natural center of the gathering, while he was unpredictable and violent when he had consummated too much of alcohol. Despite this Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde-personality he was a much loved musician and recorded a fair amount of excellent records of which most still are in stock, due to the fact that he is the best-selling tenor saxophonist in jazz.
01. Something to Shout About: You’d be so nice to come home too
02. Going Home
03. Black, Brown and Beige: Come Sunday
04. Our Blues
05. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)
06. Stompy Jones
08. Old Folks