Ben Webster Archive
Mark Murphy – Midnight Mood
A delicious session of top flight vocal inventiveness Mark Murphy – Midnight Mood – MPS0212419MSW 36:59**** ( Mark Murphy – vocals; Jimmy Deuchar – trumpet; Ake Persson – trombone; Derek Humble – alto saxophone; Ronnie Scott – tenor saxophone; Sahib Shihab – baritone saxophone + flute; Francy Boland – piano; Jimmy Woode – bass; Kenny […]
Best of the Year Discs for 2016
Best of the Year Discs for 2016 = The 12 Multichannel Hi-Res Discs of the Month for 2016 CLASSICAL (incl. HI-RES), CLASSICAL REISSUES, CLASSICAL VINYL & PURE AUDIO BLU-RAY KATI AGÓCS: The Debrecen Passion – BMOP Sound 1046 American First Piano Sonatas – Licad, p. – Danacord * ”For the Beauty of […]
********** Ben Webster – The Warm Moods ********** With orch. arr. & cond. by Johnny Richards – Reprise/Pure Pleasure vinyl
A wonderful long and intimate vinyl session with Ben Webster. * Ben Webster – The Warm Moods [TrackList follows] – With orch. arr. & cond. by Johnny Richards – Reprise (also Discovery) R9-2001 (1960)/ Pure Pleasure (2015) [11/6/15] *****: What a sound! I had thought Stan Getz was my favorite saxist, but now I’m sure it’s […]
Ben Webster and “Sweets” Edison – Columbia CS 8691 (1962)/ Original Recordings Group (45 rpm vinyls)
One of the finest two-horn jazz sessions ever, in the finest fidelity possible.
Coleman Hawkins and His Confreres (with The Oscar Peterson Trio, Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster) – Verve/APO
Three major horn players in mainstream jazz on one astounding session, in superb stereo.
Editorial for October 2012
The October drawing/giveaway is the award of a luxury 45 rpm double vinyl album from Original Recordings Group to six different AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers. All you need to do to be considered is to fill out our simple non-intrusive email-protected form. The six ultimate-fidelity albums feature the audiophile classical album Espana, the Lanchberry ballet La Fille Mal Gardee, Astrud Gilberto, […]
Ben Webster and Associates – Verve/Universal (1959)/ Original Recordings Group (2-45 rpm vinyls)
Look and listen to that front line of saxes!
Presenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet – Mercury/EmArcy/Speakers Corner vinyl Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster – Verve V6-8534/ OriginalRecordings Group 12” 45 rpm vinyl
Two great Gerry Mulligan sessions on two audiophile vinyl albums.
Editorial for December 2011
To be one of the lucky seven readers to receive the pair of Analogue Productions reissue SACDs this month, you will need to register on the site using our simple non-intrusive email-protected form. The first SACD is Gentle Ben, a 1972 session in Barcelona—one of the unique and rich-sounding saxist’s last recordings, together with Catalan […]
Ben Webster with Tete Montoliu Trio – Gentle Ben – Ensayo/Analogue Productions
A full set of the unique tenor sound of Ben Webster.
Ben Webster – Atmosphere For Lovers And Thieves – Black Lion Records/Pure Pleasure Records
Jazz tough guy showcases his mellow side on this LP.
Billie Holiday – Lady Day – Columbia/ Pure Pleasure Records vinyl
Lady Day with a True All Star Cast…
Ben Webster – See You at the Fair – Impulse/Universal/Analog Productions John Coltrane – Coltrane – Impulse/Universal/Analog Productions
These are both classic early 60s Impulse sessions which have been remastered for SACD by Acoustic Sounds.