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Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson


Download links and information about Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson by Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster. This album was released in 1959 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop, Classical, Bop genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 36:41 minutes.

Artist: Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster
Release date: 1959
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Bop
Tracks: 7
Duration: 36:41
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No. Title Length
1. The Touch of Your Lips 6:20
2. When Your Lover Has Gone 3:59
3. Bye Bye Blackbird 6:45
4. How Deep is the Ocean? (How High Is the Sky?) 2:36
5. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning 3:13
6. Sunday 3:57
7. This Can't Be Love 9:51



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. And while Soulville certainly ranks as one of the tenor saxophonist's best discs, the Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson set gets even higher marks for its almost transcendent marriage of after-hours elegance and effortless mid-tempo swing — none of Webster's boogie-woogie piano work to break up the mood here. Besides reinvigorating such lithe strollers as "Bye Bye Blackbird" (nice bass work by Brown here) and "This Can't Be Love," Webster and company achieve classic status for their interpretation of the Sinatra gem "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning." And to reassure Peterson fans worried about scant solo time for their hero, the pianist lays down a healthy number of extended runs, unobtrusively shadowing Webster's vaporous tone and supple phrasing along the way. Not only a definite first-disc choice for Webster newcomers, but one of the jazz legend's all-time great records.