The Ben Webster Quintet – Soulville (1958) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1958) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Ben Webster Quintet – Soulville (1958) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 1.70 GB (ISO) + 685 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 8274 SA | Genre: Jazz

The by turns grizzled and vaporous-toned Webster really hit his stride on the Verve label. During a stretch from roughly 1953-1959, the Ellington alumnus showcased his supreme playing with both combos and string sections, swingers and ballads — and lurking beneath his blustery and hulking sound were solo lines brimming with sophistication and wit. Continue reading “The Ben Webster Quintet – Soulville (1958) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster – Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (1959) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster - Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (1959) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster – Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (1959) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 926 MB (Hi-Res) + 261 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-234 | Genre: Bop, Swing
Half-Speed Mastered

Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster, also simply called Meets Ben Webster, is a 1959 album featuring the November 3 – December 2 studio sessions of American jazz musicians Gerry Mulligan and Ben Webster. In a 2003 review, All That Jazz described this album as the most notable example of Gerry Mulligan’s work partnering other legendary figures of jazz. The album, as a “classic album from two giants”, is featured in NPR’s “Basic Jazz Record Library”. Continue reading “Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster – Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (1959) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}”

Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson – Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson – Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Back & Front Cover Only
Total Size: 1.48 GB (ISO) + 673 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CVRJ 6114 SA | Genre: Bop

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. Continue reading “Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson – Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”