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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. Early life and career: Webster learned to play piano and violin at an early age, before learning to play the saxophone, although he did return to the piano from time to time, even recording on the instrument occasionally. Once Budd Johnson showed him some basics on the saxophone, Webster began to play that instrument in the Young Family Band (which at the time included Lester Young). Kansas City at this point was a...

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Discography

  • Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster
  • Live in Denmark, 2009
  • The Horn, 1994
  • See You at the Fair, 1993
  • Soulville, 2013
  • The Soul of Ben Webster, 1959
  • Ben Webster, 1998
  • The Chronological Classics: Ben Webster 1946-1951, 2002
  • The Jeep Is Jumping, 1990
  • Dig Ben!
  • Tenor Giants, 1991
  • Ben Webster's Finest Hour, 2001
  • Ben Webster & Coleman Hawkins, 2009
  • Soulmates, 1984
  • The Album, 2006
  • Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson
  • At Ease, 1969
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • At the Renaissance, 1991
  • Blue Saxophones, 1959
  • Ben Webster for Lovers, 2005
  • Live at the Haarlemse Jazzclub, 1972
  • Verve Jazz Masters 43: Ben Webster, 1995
  • Gentle Ben
  • For the Guv'nor
  • Ben Webster and Associates, 2011
  • Jazz 'Round Midnight, 1993
  • Plays Duke Ellington, 1989
  • 1953: An Exceptional Encounter, 2005
  • Ballads and Blues
  • The Tatum Group Masterpieces, 1986
  • Cadillac Slim
  • Cotton Tail, 1997
  • Reelin' and Rockin', 2009
  • Last Concert, 1973
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Big Man in a Small Band, 2009
  • Baden 1972, 1998
  • The Verve Years
  • Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
  • Midnite Jazz & Blues: Jazz Masterpieces, 2000
  • Gone With the Wind, 1989
  • Ash, 2009
  • Ben Webster & Duke Ellington, 2009
  • Ben Webster Meets Don Byas, 1968
  • Some Other Spring, 2009
  • Confirmation, 2005
  • The Chronological Classics: Ben Webster 1944-1946, 1998
  • Midnight at the Montmartre, 1977
  • Ben Webster & Strings, 2009
  • My Romance, 2003
  • Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson, 2009
  • Ben Webster & Jazz Legends, 2009
  • Stormy Weather
  • Complete 1953 Leader Studio Sessions
  • The Best of Sexy Sax, 2004
  • Until Tonight, 2000
  • Frog: 1956-1962, 1998
  • The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Sessions, 1997
  • Ben and Sweets, 2008
  • The Holland Sessions, 1997
  • Big Ben Time
  • Live at Pio's
  • Compact Jazz: Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster
  • Storyville Masters of Jazz, Volume 5: Ben Webster, 1994
  • Live: Providence, Rhode Island, 1963
  • Sunday Morning at the Montmartre, 1977
  • The Chronological Classics: Ben Webster 1953-1954
  • Midnite Jazz & Blues: Ben's Blues, 2000
  • Music for Loving: Ben Webster With Strings, 1995

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