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Ben Webster - My Romance 180g Vinyl LP - direct audio

Ben Webster - My Romance 180g Vinyl LP

Top Music International

  • $ 3998

Ben Webster My Romance 180g Vinyl LP

Ben Webster was considered to be one of the most important swing tenors alongside Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. His tough, raspy tone on stomps earned him the nickname 'The Brute', yet he played ballads with warmth and sentiment.

After having piano & violin lessons as a child, Ben was converted to playing the saxophone when Budd Johnson showed him a thing or two. This led to his playing with the Young Family Band with Lester Young. His recording debut was with Blanche Calloway prior to his becoming a member of Bennie Moten's Orchestra. Webster became Duke Ellington's first tenor soloist in 1940. He left Ellington in 1943, working with him again from 1948-1949.

Following recordings as leader and sideman throughout the '40s and '50s, Ben moved to Copenhagen in 1964 which is where the sessions for this album were recorded in 1965. Featured artists include Kenny Drew, Nils Pederson and more!


• HQ 180g Premium Virgin Vinyl
• High Precision Mastering
• Disc manufactured in Netherlands
• DSD Mastering Equipment: SADiE DSD 8 Series 5
• Monitor Speaker: Sonist
• Monitor Amplifier: Octave Jubilee preamp
• Power System: Isoclean Power Conditioning System
• Mastered with Increcable


Ben Webster, tenor sax
Recorded September 5, 15, & 21, 1965
Arnved Meyer, trumpet
John Darville, trombone
Ole Kongsted, tenor sax
Niels Jorgen Steen, piano
Hendrik Hartman, bass
Hans Nymand, drums
Recorded in Copenhagen, January 30, 1964
Kenny Drew, piano
Nils Pederson, bass
Alex Riel, drums

Ben Webster My Romance Track Listing:

1. Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
2. Duke's In Bed
3. What's I'm Gotchere
4. My Romance
5. Days of Wine and Roses
6. Blue Light
7. I Can't Get Started
8. Friskin' The Frog
9. Stormy Weather

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