Ben Webster For Lovers

Ben Webster For Lovers

performed by Ben Webster, 1909-1973, Oscar Peterson, 1925-2007 and Teddy Wilson, 1912-1986 (Verve Records, 2005), 45 mins

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Content Type
Music recording
45 mins
Sub Genre
Cool Jazz
Verve Records
Ben Webster, 1909-1973, Oscar Peterson, 1925-2007, Teddy Wilson, 1912-1986
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Issued in time for Valentine's Day 2005, Ben Webster for Lovers collects 11 of the tenor giant's best ballads from his Verve period. Readings of "My Funny Valentine," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Where Are You," "Love Is Here to Stay," and "Time On My Hands" are the standouts, but nothing here is superfluous. The only track that should have been included that wasn't is Webster's read of "Chelsea Bridge" from Music for Loving, the single most moving ballad he ever recorded. This set works well for its intended purpose, but it functions just as well as a stellar set of ballads by one of the jazz genre's finest practitioners of the form. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
Jazz, Music & Performing Arts, Cool Jazz, Cool Jazz
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Cool Jazz

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