Ben Webster – Plays Duke Ellington (Full Album)

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Althоugh hе wаѕ оnlу a mеmbеr оf Dukе Ellіngtоn’ѕ Orсhеѕtrа for three years, tenor-saxophonist Ben Webster wаѕ lіnkеd with Dukе Ellіngtоn thrоughоut hіѕ career. This Storyville rеlеаѕе fеаturеѕ thе grеаt tеnоr рlауіng nіnе ѕоngѕ аѕѕосіаtеd wіth Ellіngtоn. Thе music іѕ drаwn frоm fіvе separate ѕеѕѕіоnѕ іnсludіng trio gigs with pianists Kenny Drеw and Tеddу Wіlѕоn аnd thrее wіth The Dаnіѕh Rаdіо Band. Thе еmрhаѕіѕ іѕ on uрtеmро ріесеѕ ѕuсh аѕ “Perdido,” “Rосkіn’ іn Rhythm” аnd “Stоmру Jones;” a ѕресіаl hіghlіght are thе two very different versions оf “Cоttоntаіl.” (AllMuѕіс Rеvіеw bу Sсоtt Yаnоw,  https://goo.gl/DN3d2E).

Track listing:
A1 Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) 4 :56
A2 Johnny Come Lately (Billy Strayhorn) 4:47
A3 Perdido (Ervin Drake / Hans Lengsfelder / Juan Tizol) 8:38
A4 In A Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington / Milt Gabler) 6:58
B1 Bojangles (Duke Ellington) 4:09
B2 Rockin’ In Rhythm (Harry Carney / Duke Ellington / Irving Mills) 5:36
B3 Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (Mercer Ellington / Ted Persons) 3:07
B4 Stompy Jones (Duke Ellington) 5:32
B5 Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) 3:19

Personnel:
Bass – Hugo Rasmussen (tracks: B1), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (tracks: A1 to A4, B2 to B5)
Conductor – Ib Glindemann (tracks: B3, B5), Niels Jørgen Steen (tracks: B2, B4), Ray Pitts (tracks: B1)
Congas – Bjarne Rostvold (tracks: B2 to B5), John Steffensen (tracks: B2 to B5)
Drums – Al Heath (tracks: A1, A2), Bjarne Rostvold (tracks: B1), Makaya Ntsoko (tracks: A3, A4), William Schiöpffe (tracks: B2 to B5)
Guitar – Ole Molin (tracks: B1, B2, B4)
Piano – Kenny Drew (tracks: A1, A2), Niels Jørgen Steen (tracks: B3, B5), Ole Kock Hansen (tracks: B1, B2, B4), Teddy Wilson (tracks: A3, A4)
Reeds – Bent Nielsen (tracks: B1 to B5), Erling Christensen (2) (tracks: B1 to B5), Flemming Madsen (tracks: B1 to B5), Jesper Thilo (tracks: B1 to B5), Uffe Karskov (tracks: B1 to B5)
Tenor Saxophone – Ben Webster
Trombone – Axel Windfeld (tracks: B1), Erling Kroner (tracks: B1), Helmuth Hjort Hansen (tracks: B2 to B5), Kurt Järnberg (tracks: B3, B5), Ole Kurt Jensen (tracks: B1 to B5), Per Espersen (tracks: B1, B2, B4), Poul Jørgensen (tracks: B2, B4), Poul Keldgård (tracks: B3, B5), Torolf Mølgård* (tracks: B1 to B5)
Trumpet – Allan Botschinsky (tracks: B1 to B5), Arne Lamberth (tracks: B1, B3, B5), Henry Henkel (tracks: B2, B4), Palle Bolvig (tracks: B1 to B5), Palle Mikkelborg (tracks: B1 to B5), Perry Knudsen (tracks: B, B2, B4), Svend Lundvig (tracks: B3, B5)
Vibraphone – Finn Ziegler (tracks: B1)

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Label: Storyville ‎– SLP-4133, Storyville ‎– SLP 4133
Format: Vinyl, LP
Released: 1988
Producer: Erik Moseholm (tracks: B1, B2, B4), Poul Clemensen (tracks: B3, B5)

 

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