Ben Webster At Ronnie Scott 1964

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The music on this CD is being release here for the first time. These 12 tunes (76 minutes), recorded in London over 4 nights at Ronnie Scott's club in 1964, are Ben Webster's first recordings in Europe. Webster is accompanied by three top British jazz musicians: Stan Tracy on piano, Rick Laird on bass and Jackie Dougan on drums. The repertoire consists of both of Ben Webster standards, like "Cottontail", and three bebop tunes: Miles Davis' "The Theme", Dizzy Gillespie's "Night in Tunisia" and Charlie Parker's "Confirmation". Webster displays deep romanticism – not sentimentality – in his poetic ballads. All in all, this CD is a joy to hear.

Ben Webster – tenor sax, Stan Tracy – piano, Rick Laird – bass, Jackie Dougan – drums

Recorded December 1964

Intro Ronnie Scott
Blues In B Flat
Gone With The Wind – Take 3
Our Love Is Here To Stay
The Theme
My Romance
A Night In Tunisia
Over The Rainbow
How High The Moon

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