Ben Webster – Gentle Ben (1973/2012) [AcousticSounds DSF DSD64/2.8MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ben Webster – Gentle Ben (1973/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 45:01 minutes | 2,33 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 45:01 minutes | 0,99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Artwork: Digital booklet | Genre: Jazz
Source: AcousticSounds  | @ Analogue Productions (Verve)

This recording was made 10 months before Ben Webster’s death in 1972. Webster, who had left the United States in 1965 to settle in Europe – first in Copenhagen and then in Amsterdam – was visiting fellow musician and friend Tete Montoliu in Barcelona. Webster and pianist Montoliu went back a ways, having played together regularly in Webster’s Copenhagen days. In fact, Montoliu cited Webster and Don Byas as his two chief musical influences. Webster and Montoliu understood each other deeply, and their comfort with on another is palpable in this recording. Their accompaniment of one another is seamless. On board with these two is Montoliu’s regular working trio-mates, Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums.

“Ah, that unique, highly individual sound of Ben Webster’s sax, and nearly an hour’s worth of it – in top-flight SACD sonics yet! The original session dates from November of 1972 in Barcelona, Spain, and Ben is front and center throughout – his every note and breath standing out in 3D.” – John Henry, Audiophile Audition, September 2011

This recording was made 10 months before Ben Webster’s death in 1972. Webster, who had left the United States in 1965 to settle in Europe – first in Copenhagen and then in Amsterdam – was visiting fellow musician and friend Tete Montoliu in Barcelona. Webster and pianist Montoliu went back a ways, having played together regularly in Webster’s Copenhagen days. In fact, Montoliu cited Webster and Don Byas as his two chief musical influences. Webster and Montoliu understood each other deeply, and their comfort with on another is palpable in this recording. Their accompaniment of one another is seamless. On board with these two is Montoliu’s regular working trio-mates, Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums.

There’s no shortage of Webster’s trademark breathy, fat tenor tone here. In fact, given the sparse arrangement, that rich, humid, giant sax blooms like on few other recordings. Highlights include “Ben’s Blues,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “The Man I Love” and “Don’t Blame Me.”

Tracklist:
01 – Barcelona Shout
02 – Ben’s Blues
03 – Did You Call
04 – Don’t Blame Me
05 – How Long Has This Been Going On
06 – My Nephew Bent
07 – Sweet Georgia Brown
08 – The Man I Love

Musicians:
Ben Webster – tenor saxophone
Tete Montoliu – piano
Eric Peter – bass
Peer Wyboris – drums

DSD64:

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http://www.datafile.com/d/TWpFM05UZzRPRFkF9/24bit.pw_B3nW3bst3rG3ntl3B3n19732012AcousticSoundsDSD64.part2.rar
http://www.datafile.com/d/TWpFM05UZzRPRGcF9/24bit.pw_B3nW3bst3rG3ntl3B3n19732012AcousticSoundsDSD64.part3.rar
http://www.datafile.com/d/TWpFM05UZzRPRFUF9/24bit.pw_B3nW3bst3rG3ntl3B3n19732012AcousticSoundsDSD64.part4.rar
or
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http://rapidgator.net/file/767592d7ad4586cfbed58e0aec9947af/24bit.pw_B3nW3bst3rG3ntl3B3n19732012AcousticSoundsDSD64.part4.rar.html

FLAC

http://www.datafile.com/d/TWpFM05UZzRPRGsF9/24bit.pw_B3nW3bst3rG3ntl3B3n19732012FLAC24882.part1.rar
http://www.datafile.com/d/TWpFM05UZzRPVEEF9/24bit.pw_B3nW3bst3rG3ntl3B3n19732012FLAC24882.part2.rar
or
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