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Thursday, May 11th


James P. Johnson (piano), Sidney DeParis (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Shirley (guitar), John Simmons (bass), Sidney Catlett (drums), “After You’ve Gone” (T. Layton, M. Harris), 1944



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Your actual experience is a complete flux.

Robert Lowell (1917-1977)

Monday, 3/5/12

Has there ever been a finer hour of jazz—of music—on TV?

The Sound of Jazz (CBS), 1957*

(A couple excerpts have been posted previously—here and here—but until the other day I’d never seen the whole show.)

*With Count Basie (piano), Thelonious Monk (piano), Billie Holiday (vocals), Jimmy Rushing (vocals), Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Lester Young (tenor saxophone), Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Giuffre (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Pee Wee Ellis (clarinet), Henry “Red” Allen (trumpet), Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Danny Barker (guitar), Freddie Green (guitar), Jim Hall (guitar), Milt Hinton (bass), Jo Jones (drums), et al.

Monday, 6/20/11

Here’s another take on the blues.

Ben Webster Quartet (BW, tenor saxophone; Stan Tracey, piano; Rick Laird, bass; Jackie Dougan, drums), “Poutin’,” live

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More? Here. And here. And here.



Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano, et al., talk about Ben Webster

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You are sending out some great stuff at all times. . . . It’s always interesting, and the one you sent out today, Onmutu Mechanicks, was especially cool, since I hadn’t ever crossed their path.

Wednesday, 8/11/10

Anyone can play fast.

Ben Webster (tenor saxophone, with Kenny Drew, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Alex Riel, drums), “How Long Has This Been Going On?”; live

Want more? Here. Here.

Tuesday, 2/23/10

Innovation has its place. But sometimes you just want heart.

Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) with Teddy Wilson (piano), “Old Folks,” live, Denmark (Copenhagen), 1970

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