Previously Unheard Recording - One Of Webster's Last Great USA Performances!
Restored & Remastered!
In 1963 Ben Webster moved to New York with a renewed energy. He was seen sitting in with Duke Ellington on opening night at Basin Street East and becoming the spontaneous pianist for Gerry Mulligan's Concert Band at Birdland. He gigged at the Shalimar, Birdland and the Half Note with a quartet of revolving personnel. This recording captures just one such night. Ben's sidemen, Dave Frishberg, Richard Davis and Grady Tate were more than twenty years his junior, but the language they shared was trans-generational. Webster spent the remaining nine years of his life living and playing in Europe. This is one of his last great performances in the USA.
Painstakingly restored and remastered, this is a Limited Edition, 180 gram, Hand-Numbered Vinyl release.
• Hand-Numbered, Limited Edition - Only 500 Copies!
• 180g Vinyl
• Undocumented Band
• Liner notes by Michael Cascuna
• One of the last great USA performances by Webster before his permanent move to Europe
• Previously unheard recording
• Edited and remastered by Lou Gimenez at The Music Lab, Elmont, NY
• Vinyl mastering by Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records, London, UK
Ben Webster, saxophone
Dave Frishberg, piano
Richard Davis, bass
Grady Tate, drum
2. Ben's Blues
1. Chelsea Bridge
2. How Long Has This Been Going On
3. Danny Boy
4. 52nd Street Theme
Originally recorded: February 14, 1964, at the Half Note, New York, NY