Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)

Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)

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Ben Webster, tenor saxophone [click here to see more vinyl featuring Ben Webster]

Oscar Peterson, piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Oscar Peterson]

Ray Brown, bass

Ed Thigpen, drums

 

2 LPs, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 45 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Production

Original Label : Verve

Recorded November 6, 1959 at United Recorders, Hollywood, CA

Produced by Norman Granz

Remastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

Originally released in 1959

Reissued in 2012

 

Tracks :

Side A:

    The Touch of Your Lips

    When Your Lover Has Gone

Side B:

    Bye Bye Blackbird

    How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky)

Side C:

    In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

    Sunday

Side D:

    This Can't Be Love


Awards:

Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award

 

Reviews :

"...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen!" Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011

"...this LP is from the stereo tapes. While I've always preferred the original in its mono version, that preference no longer stands. The stereo image is stunning, with good center fill, decent depth and no sense that instruments are stuck in the speaker locations - in other words all of the attributes of the best mono recordings with the advantages of stereo spread. You'll use this record to show your doubting friends just how much better (vinyl) can sound than any digital format." Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 87

"Another fine Webster release on Verve that sees the tenor great once again backed by the deluxe Oscar Peterson Trio. In keeping with the high standard of their Soulville collaboration of two years prior, Webster and the trio -- Peterson is joined by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen -- use this 1959 date to conduct a clinic in ballad playing. And while Soulville certainly ranks as one of the tenor saxophonist's best discs, the Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson set gets even higher marks for its almost transcendent marriage of after-hours elegance and effortless mid-tempo swing -- none of Webster's boogie-woogie piano work to break up the mood here. Besides reinvigorating such lithe strollers as "Bye Bye Blackbird" (nice bass work by Brown here) and "This Can't Be Love," Webster and company achieve classic status for their interpretation of the Sinatra gem "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning." And to reassure Peterson fans worried about scant solo time for their hero, the pianist lays down a healthy number of extended runs, unobtrusively shadowing Webster's vaporous tone and supple phrasing along the way. Not only a definite first-disc choice for Webster newcomers, but one of the jazz legend's all-time great records." AllMusic Review by Stephen Cook 

 

Rating: 

AllMusic 4.5/5  ,  Discogs 4.53/5  ,  HiFi+ : Recording = 10/10; Music = 10/10

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