Dot Time Records
180 Gram Vinyl Record
Numbered, limited edition 180-gram vinyl
One of the last great USA performances by Webster before departing for Europe!
Previously unheard recording, restored and remastered at Gearbox Records
Album liner notes by Michael Cascuna
In 1963 Ben Webster moved to New York with a renewed energy. He was seen sitting in with Duke Ellington on opening night at Basin Street East and becoming the spontaneous pianist for Gerry Mulligan's Concert Band at Birdland. He gigged at the Shalimar, Birdland and the Half Note with a quartet of revolving personnel. This recording captures just one such night. Ben's sidemen, Dave Frishberg, Richard Davis and Grady Tate were more than twenty years his junior, but the language they shared was trans-generational. Webster spent the remaining nine years of his life living and playing in Europe. This is one of his last great performances in the U.S.A..
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