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Ben Webster - Stardust

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The nickname ”The Brute and the Beautiful” was aptly given to Ben Webster. He became famous for his beautiful sound which gave...

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The nickname ”The Brute and the Beautiful” was aptly given to Ben Webster. He became famous for his beautiful sound which gave his ballad playing a unique touch of tenderness, while his playing in faster tempos was virile and filled with growl.

“I’ve heard Ben play in so many settings but to sit down and listen to him play a ballad – nobody who ever played a ballad does a better job than Ben Webster does on it” - Dizzie Gillespie. This particular collection emphasizes Ben’s versatility with an emphasis on ballads. A must for all Ben Webster’s fans.

Deluxe Double-Disc 45RPM 200Gr Vinyl

The new and rare collection of tracks on this album is a thoughtfully chosen compilation from Ben Webster’s European period (1964-1970). The offer to play for a month at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London in late ‘64, marks a turn in Ben Webster’s career as he settled in Northern Europe, where he spent the rest of his life.

Even if his body declined during his last years, his playing never did. To the last day, Webster played with passion and intensity and his ballad playing became even more beautiful and tender, simplified almost to the laconic and delivered with weight on every note. Webster was one of the unique jazz musicians whose presence came through on every recording. The tracks in this album present a window to that very important period in Webster’s career. Mastered by René Laflamme from the original 15 ips tapes, on all tube equipment.

Jazz Saxophone Great Ben Webster has been a favourite among audiophile listeners. Stardust by Ben Webster was written by Hoagy Carmichael and was first released by Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals in 1928.

Album: Ben Webster - Stardust
Label: 2xHD - 2XHDST-V1242
Series: 2xHD Deluxe Edition
Format: 2 x Vinyl, 12", 45RPM, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Stereo, 200g
Country: Canada
Released: Nov 2023
Genre: Jazz

Tracklist:

SIDE A:
1. Stardust 6:20
2. Cry Me a River 4:11

SIDE B:
1. Willow Weep For Me 5:15
2. Old Folks 7:26

SIDE C:
1. Going Home 3:48
2. Cottontail 3:32
3. Come Sunday 3:51

SIDE D:
1. Our Blue 6:26
2. Sunday 6:08

Stardust - Ben Webster
Recorded at Metronome Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark on September 5, 1965. Personnel: Ben Webster - tenor saxophone, Kenny Drew - piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson - bass, & Alex Riel - drums.

Recorded - Cafe Montmartre - Copenhagen - August 17, 1971

Original Recording Format: Analog Tape
Analog Recording Equipment: Nagra-T Tape Recorder modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier.

Mastering Engineer: Rene Laflamme

In the high-end audio world, René has carved out a reputation for the definition of excellence and uses his knowledge and unfailing instinct to match various audio components to create the best all-encompassing sound experience.

There are no compression or limiters used. Audiotapes from 2xHD guarantee that ultimate quality is preserved from the original master - Exceptional Audiophile Analogue Sound.

Audiophile quality microphone designer and 40 times winner of "Best sound in the show" at high-end audio equipment conventions, Laflamme uses his knowledge and unfailing instinct to match various audio components to create the best all-encompassing sound experience. The exclusive 2xHD system is the fruit of Laflamme's total experience and imagination. 

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Stardust By Ben Webster - 2LP Deluxe Edition 45RPM 200Gr Vinyl - Feel The Warmth!

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Ben Webster - Stardust

Regular price $167.94