Ben Webster

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Benjamin Francis Webster (March 27, 1909 – September 20, 1973) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Webster, born in Kansas City, Missouri, is considered 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. Stylistically he was indebted to alto star Johnny Hodges, who, he said, taught him to play his instrument.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1953 King of the Tenors Ben Webster 2
1959 Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson Ben Webster 3
1959 Blue Saxophones Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster 1
1959 Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster Ben Webster & Coleman Hawkins 6
1959 Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster 4
1959 The Soul of Ben Webster Ben Webster 3
1962 BBB & Co. Benny Carter With Ben Webster & Barney Bigard 1
1962 Roots Jimmy Witherspoon feat. Ben Webster 2
1964 See You at the Fair Ben Webster 4
1968 Ben Webster Meets Don Byas Ben Webster meets Don Byas 1
1969 At Ease Ben Webster and The Frans Wieringa Trio 1
1975 The Tatum Group Masterpieces Art Tatum, Ben Webster, Red Callender & Bill Douglass 2
1977 Sunday Morning At The Montmartre Ben Webster 1
1978 Did You Call? Ben Webster 1
1984 Soulmates Ben Webster & Joe Zawinul 3
1989 Ben Webster Meets Bill Coleman Ben Webster & Bill Coleman 1
1989 Gone With the Wind Ben Webster 1
1989 Plays Duke Ellington Ben Webster 1
1990 The Jeep Is Jumping Ben Webster 1
1994 The Horn Ben Webster 1
1997 The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Sessions Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster 1
1998 Ben Webster Ben Webster 1
2000 Ben Webster and Associates Ben Webster 3
2001 Cotton Tail Ben Webster 1
2003 My Romance Ben Webster 1
2005 Confirmation Ben Webster 1
2006 The Album Art Tatum & Ben Webster 1
2008 Ben and Sweets Ben Webster & Harry "Sweets" Edison 2
Ballads and Blues Ben Webster 1
Big Ben Time Ben Webster 1
Cadillac Slim Ben Webster 1
Compact Jazz: Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster Ben Webster & Coleman Hawkins 1
Days of Wine and Roses Ben Webster 1
For the Guv'nor Ben Webster 1
Gentle Ben Ben Webster & The Tete Montoliu Trio 1
Stormy Weather Ben Webster 1
The Verve Years Ben Webster 1
There Is No Greater Love Ben Webster 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Carmen McRae feat. Ben Webster 2
1991 Tenor Giants Ben Webster & Gene Ammons 2
1993 Jazz 'Round Midnight Ben Webster 1
1994 Storyville Masters of Jazz, Volume 5: Ben Webster Ben Webster 1
1995 Verve Jazz Masters 43: Ben Webster Ben Webster 1
1995 Music for Loving: Ben Webster With Strings Ben Webster 1
1997 Cotton Tail Ben Webster 1
1997 The Holland Sessions Ben Webster 1
1998 The Chronological Classics: Ben Webster 1944-1946 Ben Webster 1
2000 Ben Webster's Finest Hour Ben Webster 2
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Ben's Blues Ben Webster 1
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Jazz Masterpieces Ben Webster 1
2000 Until Tonight Ben Webster 1
2002 The Chronological Classics: Ben Webster 1946-1951 Ben Webster 1
2004 The Best of Sexy Sax Ben Webster 1
2005 Ben Webster for Lovers Ben Webster 1
Complete 1953 Leader Studio Sessions Ben Webster 1
Dig Ben! Ben Webster 1
The Chronological Classics: Ben Webster 1953-1954 Ben Webster 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 At the Renaissance Ben Webster 4
1972 Live at the Haarlemse Jazzclub Ben Webster 1
1973 Last Concert Ben Webster 1
1977 Midnight at the Montmartre Ben Webster 1
1977 Sunday Morning at the Montmartre Ben Webster 1
1998 Baden 1972 Ben Webster 1
2001 1953: An Exceptional Encounter Ben Webster & The Modern Jazz Quartet 4 2
2009 Live in Denmark Ben Webster & Kenny Drew Trio 1
Live at Pio's Ben Webster 1
Live: Providence, Rhode Island, 1963 Ben Webster 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Plays Ballads Ben Webster 1
The Warm Moods Ben Webster 1
Ultimate Ben Webster Ben Webster 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 During This Time Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster, Tony Inzalaco & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen 1

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