Ben Webster

Makin' Whoopee

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Due to the fresher than usual repertoire (which is highlighted by "Johnny Come Lately," "I Want a Little Girl" and two of his originals), this is one of Ben Webster's better recordings from his later years. Recorded just 15 months before his death, the veteran tenor is in excellent form. The French rhythm section (led by pianist Georges Arvanitas) is also excellent and the swinging music is given creative treatment.

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