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Ben Webster

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Ben Webster

Ben Webster has been played on NTS in shows including guests, featured first on 12 November 2016. Songs played include Trav'Lin' Light, Cancer and When Your Lover Has Gone.

Benjamin Francis Webster (Kansas City, Missouri, USA, March 27, 1909 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 20, 1973) was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist.

Ben Webster, a.k.a. "The Brute" or "Frog", was considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins (his main influence) and Lester Young. Known affectionately as "The Brute", he had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with his own distinctive growls), yet on ballads he…

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Trav'Lin' Light
Ben Webster, Joe Zawinul
Riverside Records1966
Trav'Lin' Light
Ben Webster, Joe ZawinulRiverside Records1966
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Cancer
Mary Lou Williams, Ben Webster
Vintage Jazz Classics, Ltd.1991
Cancer
Mary Lou Williams, Ben WebsterVintage Jazz Classics, Ltd.1991
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When Your Lover Has Gone
Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson
Verve Records1959
When Your Lover Has Gone
Ben Webster, Oscar PetersonVerve Records1959
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Gemini
Mary Lou Williams, Ben Webster
Vintage Jazz Classics, Ltd.1991
Gemini
Mary Lou Williams, Ben WebsterVintage Jazz Classics, Ltd.1991
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Scorpio
Mary Lou Williams, Ben Webster
Vintage Jazz Classics, Ltd.1991
Scorpio
Mary Lou Williams, Ben WebsterVintage Jazz Classics, Ltd.1991
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