Ben webster complete sextet studio sessions
The two albums, which are a part of a grandiose concept, based on the thriller/horror novel that leadsinger, Lars F.
Larsen has written, will be released as two separate albums, one year apart.
Ben Webster and Johnny Hodges had already known each other for over 25 years by the time they recorded the present date together at The Jazz Cellar in San Francisco.
The two sax giants recorded their first sides together as members of the illustrious Duke Ellington orchestra on August 19, 1935.
The superb November 1960 session recorded by the Ben Webster-Johnny Hodges sextet in studio conditions at the Jazz Cellar, in San Francisco (without an audience).
It is presented here in its complete form, on High Res Audio, for the first time ever.
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New waves of scorchingly impressive musicians arrived at the gates to deliver their own challenges as the music moved inexorably beyond its American roots to go truly global.
This is why, where possible, original vinyl album artwork is reproduced, identifying the original release label and date of recording so that there is a rock-solid starting point in terms of proper provenance.
Where there are variations between vinyl and subsequent CD release – extra tracks, differences in compilation and so on – this is identified at the end of a critic’s overview.
Just to give you some idea of how we drew up the criteria for this list: long-playing vinyl records began to appear in the US at the tail end of the 1940s, first in a 10” format, then by the mid-1950s in what became the standard 12” format that still persists today alongside CDs, which first appeared in the mid-1980s.
Albums became an increasingly important way for musicians to communicate with the wider world beyond the smoke and limitations of the night club circuit.