Ben Webster

Ben Webster

Ben Webster

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Top Songs

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Chelsea Bridge
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But Beautiful
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Time After Time [Album Version]
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Stardust
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In A Mellow Tone [Album Version]

Albums

  • Ben Webster / The Golden Sax, Vol. 1

    Jan 2019 • 33 songs

  • The Golden Sax, Vol. 2

    Jan 2019 • 33 songs

  • The Golden Sax, Vol. 3

    Jan 2019 • 32 songs

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Ben Webster

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Ben Webster was considered one of the "big three" of swing tenors along with Coleman Hawkins (his main influence) and Lester Young. He had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with his own distinctive growls) yet on ballads he would turn into a pussy cat and play with warmth and sentiment. After violin lessons as a child, Webster learned how to play rudimentary piano (his neighbor Pete Johnson taught him to play blues). But after Budd Johnson showed him some basics on the saxophone, Webster played sax in the Young Family Band (which at the time included Lester Young). He...

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