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Artist: Webster, Ben
Title: Gentle Ben
Format: LP 45 rpm 200 Gram Vinyl
Label: ANALOGUE PROD. - AAPJ
Catalog Number:4045
Barcode:753088404573 itemnumber=1000120309
Price: Pre-Order  $78.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 12/9/2016
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
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(2-LP set) 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 &emdash; first in Copenhagen and then in Amsterdam &emdash; 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. There's no shortage of Webster's trademark breathy, fat tenor tone here. In fact, given the sparse arrangement, that rich, humid, giant sax blooms like on few other recordings. Highlights include "Ben's Blues," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "The Man I Love" and "Don't Blame Me."

Track Listing
 1. 
Ben's Blues

 2. 
The Man I Love

 3. 

 4. 
My Nephew Bent

 5. 
How Long This Has Been Going On

 6. 

 7. 
Sweet Georgia Brown

 8. 
Don't Blame Me

 9. 

10. 
Did You Call

11. 
Barcelona Shout

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Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Weight: 200 grams
Vinyl Speed: 45 rpm
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