Ben Webster Plays Ballads [Vinyl]

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This album is made up of selected live and radio broadcasts with the Danish Radio Big Band and Swedish, British and Danish/American small groups during 1964-71. As the title indicates only ballads are included on the album, and, for the first time on a Ben Webster ballad album, there is no string-section accompaniment. Three of the ten numbers were previously unreleased before the original issue of this album. The art of ballad-playing was all-important to Ben Webster. He once said "Remember, there are only three tempi in jazz - slow, medium and slow!" While all the tunes are ballads, the wide variety and constellations give a wonderful, multi-faceted sound-picture of Ben Webster.

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: SVL6017007

  • UPC: 717101700790

  • Label: Storyville Records


  1. Stardust

  2. Stardust

  3. Cry Me a River

  4. Cry Me a River

  5. For Heavens Sake

  6. For Heavens Sake

  7. Greensleaves

  8. Greensleaves

  9. My Romance

  10. My Romance

  11. Willow Weep for Me

  12. Willow Weep for Me

  13. Old Folks

  14. Old Folks