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King of the Tenors
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Limited edition high definition premium 180gm vinyl LP repressing of this classic Jazz album. Originally issued on vinyl, the ongoing popularity of LP pressings and repressings has ensured the longevity of this format for ... more »
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Limited edition high definition premium 180gm vinyl LP repressing of this classic Jazz album. Originally issued on vinyl, the ongoing popularity of LP pressings and repressings has ensured the longevity of this format for years to come. Jazz Wax Records. 2009.
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Great CD but.....
T. Butler | Chicago, IL United States | 08/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great early 50's BW. Great line-up: Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Benny Carter show up on this CD. Recorded in NYC (Fulton St) and LA (Radio Recorders). This CD has 11 cuts on it. BW's Bounce Blues has all but two of these cuts (Poutin's and a shorter version of That's All) plus six additional cuts. The audio quality seems the same - so Bounce Blues is the better value. To confuse the issue even more - a new release (Complete 1953 Leader Studio Sessios) has all the cuts that are on King of the Tenors plus four more cuts recorded in NYC in 1953."
Title won, title proved -- Yes, the KING !
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 05/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A lot of words aren't needed to describe Ben Webster... maybe three at best - - SOULFUL, SWINGING and VERSATILE. - - While players to follow put more emphasis on melodic, harmonic and rhythmic explorations, Ben Webster's trademark was his tonal mastery and expressiveness on his instrument... he was one of the few players who was able to change his tone according to what he wanted to say... he could play lush, sweet, mellow and breathy on one tune... then go full honker style in another... for this reason, this CD, which definitely showcases a wide scope of elements representing his unique virtuosity is a great listen.
THAT'S ALL, of course can be described as a monumentous moment in Jazz... I can only pray more young tenor hot head will get their hands on this album and remember one thing... WARMTH, feeling and expressiveness are what its really about, not the continuity of notes one is able to play in a single riff. Webster was profound, both melodically and expressively, hence its almost impossible not to listen to this CD repeatedly with awe and respect !"
Eddie Landsberg | 09/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Very few records gives me sheer goose pimples and make feel completely at ease. This is one of those very few. Takes like "Danny Boy" and "That's all" are simply outstanding. You can really feel Websters presence, it's as if his breathy blowing gently strokes you, it's that near."