Coleman Hawkins - Encounters Ben Webster


Analogue Productions (Verve)



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AVRJ 6066-45
UPC: 753088606618
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

Note: 180 gram

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"...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!" Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011

As critic Nat Hentoff makes clear, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster were larger than life. Formidable, even forbidding presences, they revealed a depth of feeling in their playing that spoke of their vast life experiences, as great writers or painters speak through their work.

Recorded in 1957.

Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone
Ray Brown, bass
Herb Ellis, guitar
Oscar Peterson, piano
Alvin Stoller, drums

1. Blues for Yolande
2. It Never Entered My Mind
3. La Rosita
4. You's Be So Nice to Come Home To
5. Prisoner of Love
6. Tangerine
7. Shine On Harvest Moon

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

An Album of Immense Beauty

posted on 11/11/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: S. Madon
This classic, brought to new life on this 45 rpm pressing, starts off with a great upbeat blues number, but then mellows out throughout. And what sweet mellow to savor here, delivered by two master tenor saxophonists - Hawkins, the elder statesman and his protégé (among several such protégés), Ben Webster, take you on an oh- so-sweet musical journey, backed by the Oscar Peterson troupe (Oscar - piano, Herb Ellis - guitar and Ray Brown - bass). Alvin Stoller, a sought after drummer in the 1940s - 1950s, provides faithful backing to the ensemble. The chemistry between Hawkins and Webster is palpable and unparalleled. The recording itself is beautifully staged, with the presence of the musicians very real. You can hear the breath trail off the reeds at the end of the solo bars. These guys are literally resurrected in your living room (a good system needed, of course). A highly recommended masterpiece.

This is why I love 50s jazz

posted on 09/21/2015
5 Stars
All I can say is wow. One of the true classics and now on 45 it's a must have. The detail and especially the saxes are amazing

No to be missed.

posted on 10/16/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Scott
1957 has never sounded better. This record sounds like it was recorded yesterday. You're probably familiar with the music and the players so you know what you're getting but this pressing takes this album to new level. Another excellent pressing from Chad's presses too. Buy it, you won't regret it.

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