Ben Webster and Harry “Sweets” Edison ‎– Ben & Sweets (Full Album)

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“Tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison, both veterans of the swing era (although associated with different orchestras), had long wanted to record a full album together. The results, a swinging quintet set with pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Clarence Johnston, are quite rewarding. There are two ballad features for the tenor (“How Long Has This Been Going On” and a beautiful version of “My Romance”) and one for Edison (“Embraceable You”), along with three medium-tempo collaborations. Nothing unexpected occurs but the melodic music is quite enjoyable.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic .

Track listing:
1 Better Go 8:58
2 How Long Has This Been Going On 5:31
3 Kitty 7:59
4 My Romance 4:14
5 Did You Call Her Today 8:54
6 Embraceable You 4:07


George Duvivier – bass
Clarence Johnston – drums
Hank Jones – piano
Ben Webster – tenor saxophone
Harry Edison – trumpet


Original release on Columbia Records on September 17 1962.

Recording Dates:
6/6/62 – Did You Call Her Today, Kitty, Embraceable You
6/7/62 – How Long Has This Been Going On , Better Go & My Romance
Recorded on June 6&7, 1962 at the Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City.

All digital engineering and mastering at CBS Studio, New York

Producer – Mike Berniker