Ben Webster

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    Swing Music, Ben Webster, Buddy Rich and Benny Carter

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    Where Are You?Ben Webster
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    I Surrender DearBen 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 ... Read more

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