Ben Webster 100 Years




March 27th 2009 is the 100 years for the birth of the great saxophonist Ben Webster. This will be commemorated especially in Copenhagen, Denmark, where Webster lived his last years. The Ben Webster Foundation celebrates with a great concert and with a new co production with Storyville Records. A double CD, titled The Brute And The Beautiful, will find both sides of Ben Webster with material never or very rarely heard before. The music was put aside for this occasion while Storyville and the Foundation worked in the 8 CD box DIG BEN which has won prizes and much acclaim since it’s release in 2007. The new album contains music recorded in the US by Webster himself, his first appearance on the Continent, ambitious work with strings, rough evenings in clubs, soft ballads, etc. Look forward to hearing the Beautiful Brute in all his splendour.

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Star Dust
In A Mellotone
My Romance
In A Mellotone
Over The Rainbow
Blues In B-Flat
Old Folks
Cotton Tail
Come Sunday
Nasty Attitude
Bye, Bye Blackbird
Dancing On The Ceiling
Embraceable You
The Man I Love
Ad Lib Blues
Sometimes I’m Happy
Sophisticated Lady
Things Ain’t What They Uysed To Be
Danny Boy
Sweet Georgia Brown
Going Home
Better Go
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home TO
The Theme
The Theme

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