Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster – Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959/2014) DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster – Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (1959/2014)
DSF DSD64 | Time – 00:36:33 minutes | 1,49 GB | Source: SACD ISO
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:36:33 minutes | 1,51 GB | Source:
Genre: Jazz | The Verve Music Group

Ben Webster emulated the big, breathy saxophone style of his influence, Coleman Hawkins. When the two legendary tenor sax players joined forces on this historic 1957 recording, the results were magical. The two players show off how they can swing and yet display sensitivity playing the beautiful melodies of the mid-tempo ballads, backed by an incredible rhythm section starring Oscar Peterson on piano along with Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on double bass and drummer Alvin Stoller. Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster combines standards by Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and Rodgers and Hart with a raunchy Hawkins original tune, Blues For Yolande that turns into a tenor sax duel between Hawkins and Webster. This album has been released in some countries under the title Blue Saxophones.

“… close listening will give the listener more of an idea of the unique qualities each great musician had … both saxists are completely lyrical and sensitive in their playing.” –Audiophile Audition

“The technique and invention of both Hawkins and Webster is out of the top drawer of tenor saxophone players. This is another piece of history worthy of any jazz collection.” –MusicWeb International


1 Blues For Yolande 6:44
2 It Never Entered My Mind 5:47
3 La Rosita 5:02
4 You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To 4:15
5 Prisoner Of Love 4:13
6 Tangerine 5:21
7 Shine On Harvest Moon 4:49

Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone
Oscar Peterson, piano
Herb Ellis, guitar
Ray Brown, double bass
Alvin Stoller, drums

Recorded: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, October 16, 1957



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