Monday, August 16, 2021

Ben Webster - Work Song (At Work in Europe jazz vinyl LP)

 


Ben Webster - Work Song (At Work in Europe jazz vinyl LP)

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your lifel." - Winston Churchill 

 

From the compilation album At Work in Europe 

 

Ben Webster (tenor sax) 

Cees Slinger (piano) 

Jacques Schols (bass) 

John Engels (drums) 

Heemstede, Holland, May 26, 1969 

 

Ben Webster (tenor sax) 

Kenny Drew, Frans Wieringa (piano) 

Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) 

Makaya Ntshoko or Donald McKyre (drums) 

Copenhagen, Denmark, October 29, 1969 

 

During the course of a long and musically illustrious career, the late Ben Webster (born in Kansas City on February 27, 1909; died in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 20, 1973) earned a very high all-time ranking among tenor men. Certainly among “mainstream” performers he can be rated not at all far behind the Unquestioned Number One, Coleman Hawkins. However, as with many other jazz greats, public recognition and financial success were much less than his stature would seem to have warranted. Consequently, Webster spent the last decade of his life in Europe, where right up until the end he continued to create such rich, valid jazz as is heard here. (liner notes from the album) 

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code §107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. 

 

As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. I also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS #bebop #jazzsax #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

 

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