Thursday, 10 February 2011

Ballads by Ben Webster - Verve Select Double 2683-049

Ballads by Ben Webster - Verve Select Double 2683-049 - Buy

side one        record one

1.    Sophisticated lady (Ellington, Parrish, Mills) (b)
2.    My funny Valentine (Rodgers, Hart) (b)
3.    All too soon (Ellington) (c)
4.    Do nothin' till you hear from me (Ellington, -Russell) (d)
5.    Love is here to stay (G & I Gershwin) (c)
6.    It happens to be me (Gallop, Kent) (c)
7.    You're mine you (Green, Heyman) (b)

side two

1.    Come rain or come shine (Mercer, Arlen) (d)
2.    Prelude to a kiss (Ellington, Mills, Gordon) (d)
3.    Love's away (Webster) (b)
4.    Blue Moon (Rodgers, Hart) (e)
5.    There is no greater love (Symes, Jones) (e)
6.    Chelsea Bridge (strings version) (Strayhorn) (c)

side three        record two

1. Willow weep for me (Ronnell) (d)
2. We'll be together again (Fischer, Laine) (e)
3. What am I here for? (Ellington) (e)
4.  My greatest mistake (0'£/y'e/7, Fulton) (e)
5.  Until tonight (Young, Heyman) (e)
6. Teach me tonight (De Paul, Cahn):(e)

side four

1.    Early autumn (Burns) (e)
2.    That's all (Brandt, Haymes) (a)
3.    Don't get around much anymore (Ellington,     Russell) (a)
4.    Chelsea Bridge (quintet version) (Strayhorn) (f)*
5.    Time after time (Styne, Cahn) (g)*
6.    When I fall in love (Young, Heyman) (f)*


a Harry Edison (tpt); Benny Carter (alt); Ben Webster (ten); Oscar Peterson (p); Herb Ellis (g); Ray Brown (bs); Alvin Stoller (d). Los Angeles - December 8r 1953

b Ben Webster (ten); Teddy Wilson (p); Ray Brown (bs); Jo Jones (d). New York City-March 30, 1954

c Ben Webster (ten); Tony Scott (clt); Billy Strayhorn (p); George Duvivier (bs); Louie Bellson (d); David Novales, Mac Ceppes, Richard Dickler, Rudolph Sims, Misha Edward . Russell,  Milton  Lomask  (strings);  Ralph Burns  (arranger, conductor) (Chelsea Bridge, arr. Strayhorn). New York City - May 28, 1954

d Ben Webster (ten); Jimmy Hamilton (clt); Danny Bank (bar) Teddy Wilson (p); Wendell Marshall (bs); Louie Bellson (d); k Zade, Leo Kruczek, TEugene Orloff, Julius Schachter,
Jernard Greenhouse, Solomon Deutsch, Burt Fish (strings);
Ralph Burns (arranger, conductor).
New York City - December 15, 1954

e Ben Webster (ten); Al Young (Epstein) (f, bar); Danny Bank (f, bar); Hank Jones (p); Wendell Marshall (bs); )sie Johnson (d); Leo Kruczek, Harold Coletta, Harry SLookofsky, Tosha Samarpff, Paul Winter, Eugene Orloff, pMartin Donegan, Jack Zadfi (vid/ins); Burt Fish (viola); am Borodkin, George Ricci, Lucien Schmit (cellos); I Chet Amsterdam (bass); Ralph Burns '(arranger, conductor). New York City -September 9, 1955

f Ben Webster (ten); Jimmy Jones (p); Mundell Lowe (g); l%lilt Hinton (bs); Dave Bailey (d). New York City - July, 1958

g Ben Webster (ten); Jimmy Jones (p); Les Spann (g); Ray Brown (bs); Jo Jones (d). New York City-April 9, 1959

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