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Plays Duke Ellington

Legendary saxophone player Ben Webster now available on vinyl

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This album is a collection of classic melodies from the repertoire of Ben Webster’s famous employer of many years, Duke Ellington.

 

The album is comprised of three live radio sessions with the Danish Radio Big Band in 1969 and 1971, plus live concert sessions with two different backing trios (Finland in 1967 and Denmark in 1969).

 

Aside from one tune, all the performances with the Danish Radio Big Band are based on Ellington’s original scores.

 

The quartet sessions are also great – one with Ben’s boss from the early 1930’s, Teddy Wilson, and the other with Kenny Drew.

 

That Ben Webster was one of the undisputed jazz greats on the tenor saxophone – both in a big band and small group context – is amply illustrated on this fine album.

 

A-1, Cottontail
A-2, Johnny Come Lately
Kenny Drew: piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: bass
Al Heath: drums

 

A-3, Perdido
A-4, In A Mellow Tone
Teddy Wilson: piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: bass
Makaya Ntsoko: drums

 

B-1, Bojangles
Palle Mikkelborg, Perry Knudsen, Palle Bolvig, Allan
Botschinsky & Arne Lamberth: trumpets
Per Espersen, Torolf Mølgård, Axel Windfeld, Ole Kurt
Jensen & Erling Kroner: trombones
Uffe Karskov, Jesper Thilo, Erling Christensen, Bent
Nielsen & Flemming Madsen: reeds
Ole Kock Hansen: piano
Ole Molin: guitar
Hugo Rasmussen: bass
Bjarne Rostvold: drums
Finn Ziegler: vibraphone
Conductor: Ray Pitts

 

B-2, Rockin’ In Rhythm
B-4, Stompy Jones
Palle Mikkelborg, Perry Knudsen, Palle Bolvig, Allan
Botschinsky & Henry Henkel: trumpets
Poul Jørgensen, Per Espersen, Torolf Mølgård, Ole
Kurt Jensen & Helmuth Hjorth Hansen: trombones
Uffe Karskov, Jesper Thilo, Erling Christensen, Bent
Nielsen & Flemming Madsen: reeds
Ole Kock Hansen: piano
Ole Molin: guitar
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: bass
William Schiöppfe: drums
Bjarne Rostvold & John Steffensen: congas
Conductor: Niels Jørgen Steen

 

B-3, Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
B-5, Cottontail
Palle Mikkelborg, Palle Bolvig, Allan Botschinsky, Arne
Lamberth & Svend Lundvig: trumpets
Torolf Mølgård, Ole Kurt Jensen, Helmuth Hjorth
Hansen, Poul Keldgård & Kurt Järnberg: trombones
Uffe Karskov, Jesper Thilo, Erling Christensen, Bent
Nielsen & Flemming Madsen: reeds
Niels Jørgen Steen: piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: bass
William Schiöppfe: drums
Bjarne Rostvold & John Steffensen: congas
Conductor: Ib Glindemann

Side A:
1. Cottontail
2. Johnny Come Lately
3. Perdido
4. In A Mellow Tone

 

Side B:
1. Bojangles
2. Rockin’ In Rhythm
3. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
4. Stompy Jones
5. Cottontail

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