Webster, Ben – Ben Webster Plays BalladsVendor: Storyville
NEW VINYL LP ON STORYVILLE 2018
180 GRAM VINYL.
Ben Webster had a perfect tone for playing ballads, full of sentiment and emotion. On this Storyville release he caresses seven timeless melodies in a variety of settings including trios with either Teddy Wilson, Ole Kock Hansen or Kenny Drew on piano, backing by The Danish Radio Big Band (on "Cry Me a River") or a version of "Greensleeves" with a string orchestra. Although largely forgotten in the United States (he had moved to Europe in 1965), Ben Webster was still in fine form this late in his career.
Cry Me A River 4:12
For Heavens Sake 7:48
My Romance 8:34
Willow Weep For Me 5:17
Old Folks 7:28