A native LP) Kansas CityMissouri  he studied violin, learned how to play blues on the piano from Pete Johnson, and received saxophone lessons from Budd Johnson. Webster left the band in after an altercation during which he allegedly cut one of Ellington's suits. For a few months inhe returned briefly to Ellington's orchestra. Inhe recorded King of the Tenors with pianist Oscar Petersonwho would be an important collaborator with Webster throughout the decade in his recordings for the various labels of Norman Granz.
Along with Peterson, trumpeter Harry 'Sweets' Edison and others, he was touring and recording with Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic package. Inhe recorded a classic set with pianist Art TatumOn Greeen Dolphin Street - Ben Webster - Layin Back With Ben Vol.
1 (Vinyl, supported by bassist Red Callender and drummer Bill Douglass. The Hawkins and Webster recording is a jazz classic, the coming together of two giants of the tenor saxophone, who had first met back in Kansas City. In the late s, he formed a quintet with Gerry Mulligan and played frequently at a club in Los Angeles called Renaissance.
Webster worked steadily, but in late he moved to Europe, working with American jazz musicians and local musicians. He played when he pleased during his last decade. He lived in London and several locations in Scandinavia for one year, followed by three years in Amsterdam, and made his last home in Copenhagen in InWebster reunited with Duke Ellington and his orchestra for a couple of shows at LP) Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen; he also recorded "live" in France with Earl Hines.
Webster suffered a cerebral bleed in Amsterdam in Septemberfollowing a performance at the Twee Spieghels in Leidenand died on 20 September. Webster's private collection of jazz recordings and memorabilia is archived in the jazz collections at the University Library of Southern DenmarkOdense. Ben Webster used the same saxophone from until his death in Ben left instructions that the horn was never to be played again. After Webster's death, Billy Moore Jr. During the eight years Webster lived in Denmark, he lacked a manager or agent to take care of his artistic rights.
In he joined Billy Moore Jr. Moore clarified Webster's recording history to secure his royalties. Moore started the Ben Webster Foundation with the trustee of Webster's estate. Webster's legal heir, Harley Robinson, assigned his rights to the foundation, which was confirmed by the queen of Denmark in In the Foundation's trust deed, one of the initial paragraphs reads: "to support the dissemination of jazz in Denmark".
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Easy to Love. Cole Porter. I'll See You in My Dreams. Sing You Sinners. Frank Harling. Early Session Hop. Conga Brava. Cotton Tail. Bojangles A Portrait of Bill Robinson. Track Listing - Disc 2.
All Too Soon. Sepia Panorama. Chloe Song of the Swamp. Neil Moret Chas. Linger Awhile. Lament for Javanette. James Infirmary. The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise. Big Eight Blues. Brick Fleagle. Blue Serge. Mercer Ellington. Just A-Settin' and A-Rockin'. Five O'Clock Drag. Chelsea Bridge. Billy Strayhorn. Juan Tizol.
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