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  1. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everyone! Here's my last Ben Webster Transcription, his great solo on 'The Touch of Your Lips.' I'm slowly working my way through all of the solos I know chronologically & grouped by artist. Next I'm thinking Earl Bostic or Johnny Hodges, any other suggestions? Anyway, here is the...
  2. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everyone, Happy Sunday! Here is my latest transcription, this time of Ben Webster's solo on 'How Deep is the Ocean?' from the album Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson. I love this solo! Make sure you listen to how Ben plays the melody before the solo, this is a masterpiece in and of itself...
  3. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everyone! After a break I'm baaaaack! As promised starting the next in the transcription series after Lester Young. This time, I'm focusing on Ben Webster, starting with his soulful, sweet and driving solo on Bye Bye Blackbird from the album 'Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson; As always the...
  4. Jazz and Improvisation
    Can anyone think of a tenor player that sounds like a mix between Ben Webster and Stan Getz (or Pres)? I know Scott Hamilton has combined much Ben Webster's phrasing and tone with bebop vocabulary. I would also be interested to know if there are any altoists out there that have successfully...
  5. Recordings, Movies
    Does anyone know if the music on the LP Webster's Dictionary has appeared on CD anywhere? It's from 1970 presented by Ronnie Scott's. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ben-Webster-Websters-Dictionary-Vinyl-LP-Philips-JAZZ-6308-101-/171589237562?pt=UK_Records&hash=item27f383fb3a...
  6. Recordings, Movies
    Hi all, Just found a nice oldie on Youtube with the late great Ben Webster and Charlie Shavers (a great and not so well known trumpet player) jamming a bit around in Denmark back in 1971. By far not the best piece ever by Ben, but the clip gives a good impression of what happened back in those...
  7. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Dear musicians, don't know, if it is the right place of the forum for my question: Pls, I'm searching 2 small tunes of the old swing-aera: 1. Coleman Hawkins - "Bean and the Boys" - a head over a tune by S. Romberg - "Lover come back to me" 2. Coleman Hawkins - or Ben Webster - "De-Dar" a...
  8. Jazz and Improvisation
    I'll be damned if you can't pour a Ben Webster Ballad over pancakes.... Can someone PLEASE tell me his set up by looking?
  9. General Discussion
    I found this clip on Youtube. I love the sound of this horn. Very rich and "Webster-esque"(in my opinion) Is this the Holton, the mouthpiece, the musician or a combination of the three? Whatever it is, I wanna sound like that one day...
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