Ben Webster

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Benjamin Francis Webster (March 27, 1909 – September 20, 1973), a.k.a. "The Brute" or "Frog", was an influential 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", 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 indebted to alto star Johnny Hodges, who, he said, taught him to play his instrument.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1957 Soulville Ben Webster 9
1959 Blue Saxophones Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster 1
1959 The Soul of Ben Webster Ben Webster 2
1961 Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson 2
1964 See You at the Fair Ben Webster 4
1975 The Tatum Group Masterpieces Art Tatum, Ben Webster, Red Callender & Bill Douglass 2
1984 Soulmates Ben Webster & Joe Zawinul 3
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 Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster Ben Webster & Coleman Hawkins 4
1998 Ben Webster Ben Webster 1
2000 Ben Webster and Associates Ben Webster 3
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 1
Ballads and Blues Ben Webster 1
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson 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
Dollar Brand Abdullah Ibrahim & Ben Webster 1
For the Guv'nor Ben Webster 1
Gentle Ben Ben Webster & The Tete Montoliu Trio 1
Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster 2
Stormy Weather Ben Webster 1
The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Sessions Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster 1
The Verve Years Ben Webster 1
There Is No Greater Love Ben Webster 1

Album + Compilation

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

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