Ben Webster

Masters of Jazz, Vol. 5

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This entry in Storyville's Masters of Jazz series (which does not duplicate his Plays Duke Ellington and Plays Ballads albums) alternates ballads and stomps to give listeners a well-rounded picture of Ben Webster during his last period. Webster is joined by trios led by pianists Kenny Drew and Teddy Wilson, interacts with a drumless piano-bass duo, plays with a Scandinavian quartet, romps with The Danish Radio Big Band on two numbers and is accompanied on "Going Home" and "Come Sunday" by a string orchestra. These Copenhagen recordings find the great tenor in consistently fine form.

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