Ben Webster



Ben Webster

Rating
Active
1930 to 1980
Born
March 27, 1909 in Kansas City
Died
September 20, 1973
Location
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Biography
Benjamin Francis Webster (Kansas City, Missouri, USA, March 27, 1909 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 20, 1973) was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. Ben Webster, a.k.a. "The Brute" or "Frog", was considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins (his main influence) and Lester Young. Known affectionately as "The Brute", he had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with his own distinctive growls), yet on ballads he played with warmth and sentiment. Stylistically he was also indebted to alto star Johnny Hodges, who, he said, taught him to play his instrument.

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Portrait

Portrait

Ben Webster October 2, 2015

15 Tracks

Ben Webster Meets Don Byas

Ben Webster Meets Don Byas

Ben Webster January 31, 2014

6 Tracks

Cotton Tail

Cotton Tail

Ben Webster October 13, 2013

22 Tracks

Gentle Ben

Gentle Ben

Ben Webster May 1, 2013

8 Tracks

The Kid And The Brute

The Kid And The Brute

Ben Webster April 16, 2013

15 Tracks

The Holland Sessions

The Holland Sessions

Ben Webster July 24, 2012

22 Tracks

Cadillac Slim

Cadillac Slim

Ben Webster July 18, 2011

31 Tracks

At Ease

At Ease

Ben Webster August 14, 2010

6 Tracks

See You at the Fair

See You at the Fair

Ben Webster August 10, 2010

9 Tracks

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