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Dig Ben!


  • 1. Johnny Come Lately - (live)
    2. Perdido - (live)
    3. Autumn Leaves - (live)
    4. Old Folks - (live)
    5. Mack the Knife - (live)
    6. Sunday - (live)
    7. Come Sunday - (live)
    8. Our Love Is Here to Stay - (live)
    9. Theme, The - (live)
    0. DISC 2:
    1. On Green Dolphin Street
    2. Bye, Bye Blackbird
    3. Love Come Back to Me
    4. Wee Dot
    5. Tenderly
    6. Sometimes I'm Happy
    7. Embraceable You
    8. Theme, The
    9. Sophisticated Lady
    10. Stridin' with Ben
    11. All the Things You Are
    12. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
    13. I Got It Bad
    14. Our Blues
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Danny Boy
    2. Intro Ronnie Scott
    3. Blues in B Flat
    4. Stardust
    5. Gone with the Wind
    6. Theme, The
    7. Confirmation
    8. Poutin'
    9. Night in Tunisia, A
    10. Over the Rainbow
    11. How High the Moon
    12. Willow Weep for Me
    13. Perdido
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Pennies from Heaven
    2. Blues in B Flat
    3. In a Mellotone
    4. Sunday
    5. Cotton Tail
    6. Gone with the Wind
    7. Cotton Tail
    8. My Romance
    9. Cotton Tail
    10. In a Mellotone
    11. How Long Has This Been Going On?
    0. DISC 5:
    1. C Jam Blues
    2. My Romance
    3. Our Love Is Here to Stay
    4. Avalon
    5. Chelsea Bridge
    6. Danny Boy
    7. How High the Moon
    8. How Long Has This Been Going On?
    9. B-Flat Blues
    10. Medley: How Long Has Thing Been Going On?/Sophisticated Lady
    11. In a Mellotone
    12. For Heavens Sake
    0. DISC 6:
    1. C Jam Blues - (live)
    2. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - (live)
    3. Theme, The - (live)
    4. Old Folks
    5. Satin Doll
    6. Things Ain't What They Used to Be
    7. I've Got Rhythm - (live)
    8. Satin Doll - (live)
    9. Indiana - (live)
    0. DISC 7:
    1. Things Ain't What They Used to Be
    2. Cotton Tail
    3. Greensleeves
    4. Rockin' in Rhythm
    5. Stompy Jones
    6. Cry Me a River
    7. Bojangles
    8. Perdido
    9. Our Love Is Here to Stay
    10. Ain't Misbehavin'
    11. Mop Mop
    12. Our Love Is Here to Stay
    13. Perdido
    0. DISC 8:
    1. Did You Call Her Today - (Take 1)
    2. Did You Call Her Today - (Take 2)
    3. Did You Call Her Today - (Take 3)
    4. Did You Call Her Today - (Take 4)
    5. Did You Call Her Today - (Take 5)
    6. Did You Call Her Today - (Take 6)
    7. Did You Call Her Today - (Take 7)
    8. Did You Call Her Today - (Take 8)
    9. Baby It's Cold Outside - (Take 1, 2, 3)
    10. Baby It's Cold Outside - (Take 4)
    11. Baby It's Cold Outside - (Take 5)
    12. Cotton Tail
    13. Old Folks - (Take 1)
    14. Old Folks - (Take 2)
    15. Old Folks - (Take 3)
    16. Old Folks - (Take 4)
    17. Old Folks - (Take 5)
    18. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
    19. Song Is Ended, The
    20. Poutin' - (Take 1, 2)
    21. Poutin' - (Take 3)
    22. Poutin' - (Take 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
    23. Randle's Island - (Take 10)
    24. Randle's Island - (Take 11)
    25. Randle's Island - (Take 12)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8601

  • Credits
    ProducerAnders Stefansen
    EngineerHans Nielsen

    Personnel: Ben Webster (saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano); Freddy Albeck, Matty Peters (vocals); Bjorn Jensen, Torben Munk, Ole Molin (guitar); Erling Christensen (strings, reeds, saxophone); Borge Madsen, Heige Willer-Nielsen, Hans Schwenger, Per Ludolph, Svend Blankholm, Holger Bjerre, H. Bjerregaard Jenssen, Mogens Holm Larsen, Svend Aage Andersen, Stanley Carlson, Anton Kontra, Aage Bertelsen, Ove Winther, Kurt J. Jensen, Finn Ziegler (strings); Bent Juul Nielsen, Jesper Thilo, Uffe Karskov, Flemming Madsen (reeds, saxophone); Sahib Shihab (reeds); Steen Vig (tenor saxophone); Clark Terry, Henry Henkel, Nuck Clayton, Svend Lundvig, Arne Ryskog, Arne Lamberth, Vagn Elsberg, Allan Botschinsky, Rolf Ericson, Palle Mikkelborg, Palle Bolvig, Perry Knudsen (trumpet); Poul Jorgensen, Per Espersen, Poul Kelgrd, Helmuth Hjorth Hansen, Torolf Molgrd, Ole Kurt Jensen, Axel Windfel (trombone); Bent Schjrff, Camille de Ceunynck, Lasse Sjsten, Jimmy Rowles, Kenny Drew, Lars Sjsten , Mike Renzi, Ole Kock Hansen, Stan Tracey, Teddy Wilson, Thomas Clausen, Atli Bjorn (piano); Bjarne Rostvold (drums, congas); Rune Carlsson, Joe Veletri, Ed Thigpen, Bobby Brooks , Leif Johansson, Charlie Pauvels, Makaya Ntshoko, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Alex Riel, Mel Lewis, William Schiopffe, Jackie Dougan (drums); John Steffensen (congas).
    Liner Note Authors: Henrik Wolscaard-Iversen; Frank Bchmann Moller; Bent Kauling.
    Recording information: 1959-1974.
    Editors: Christian Brorsen; Henrik Wolscaard-Iversen.
    Photographers: Ole Brask; Roger Kaysel; Jan Persson.
    Arranger: Niels Jorgen Steen.
    Tenor saxophonist Ben Webster was one of the most distinctive stylists in jazz history. A graduate of the Coleman Hawkins school, Webster upped the ante by having the biggest, breathiest, and most romantic sound around. In the early 1960's, Webster moved to Scandinavia where work (and respect) were more plentiful, and remained there until his death. The eight-CD DIG BEN! box collects the cream of a considerably large crop of Webster's European sides. There are lots of Duke Ellington classics (Webster was a member of Duke's early '40's orchestra), pages from the Great American Songbook ("Our Love Is Here To Stay," "Avalon"), and bebop ("Night In Tunisia"). His accompanists include many Brit and European greats (Stan Tracey, Alex Riel) as well as Americans (Mel Lewis, Clark Terry). Devotees of Webster and/or classic jazz will be in orbit over this set.

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (p.78) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "He reveals the deep creative energies to which such close friends as Hinton and Rex Stewart referred when reminiscing about Webster's curiosity and keen musical intelligence..."
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