Ben Webster – Intimate!
Ben Webster was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, one of the three most important “swing tenors” along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Known affectionately as “The Brute” or “Frog”, he had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with growls), yet on ballads he played with warmth and sentiment. Intimate was recorded around a month after the veteran tenor moved to Europe in Copenhagen. A high-quality set with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Pederson on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. Webster although neglected in the U.S. was still in peak form in the mid-60s, as this set shows.
180 gram Pure Virgin Vinyl
Collector’s Edition, Deluxe Inner Sleeves
Label: Jazz Wax Records
Cat. # JWR 4584