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Ben Webster – Stormy Weather (Black Lion / Pallas Audiophile pressing)

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  • A few months after moving from America. That's the time it took a reinvigorated Ben Webster to conquer Cafe Montmarte, a Copenhagen stage, during a marathon performance in January 1965, the standout highlights from which are collected on this exhilarating release. Backed by pianist Kenny Drew and a rhythm section comprised of young European lions, the tenor saxophonist swings and stings through originals and standards, riffing off of bluesy and bop-themed phrases while blowing hard and heavy on uptempo pieces. On slower compositions, Webster turns each note into a mini-symphony, full of distinguished character and preeminent tonality. What a gas.

    Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends, Stormy Weather stands as an unequivocal example of Webster's dynamic live prowess and a can’t-miss opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music. Orchestrated by ORG Music, this historical reissue is afforded the ultimate in audiophile production standards, resulting in sonics and presentation befitting the museum-like worth of this record's existence.

    Mastered from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and pressed at Pallas, the 180g LP was curated by legendary engineer Steve Hoffman and eq'd by Grundman himself. A better team you cannot find; every step involved serious quality-control measures to guarantee gorgeous sound. The superb vinyl jacket features exclusive artwork. Indeed, this is what being a collector is all about.

    Sure, the title may not be as widely known as some of Webster's other works, but it's a killer. And this reissue preserves vital music that will be enjoyed by generations to come. Consider it a buried treasure that, miraculously, has resurfaced in better condition than that when it was originally made.

    • Jazz fans, Webster devotees, audiophiles, and music fanatics, don't sleep on this collectable gem!
    • Black Lion Records Essential Reissue Series!
    • Mastered by Bernie Grundman, Cut by Chris Bellman, Sound & Engineering Consultation by Steve Hoffman! Pressed at Pallas on 180 Gram Vinyl!
    • The Frog Lets Loose: Marathon 1965 Copenhagen Show Yields Unforgettable Bluesy and Bop Phrasing, Ballads That Come Across as Mini-Symphonies
    • Tantalizing Audiophile Restoration Series Resurrects UK Label Black Lion: Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and Pressed at Pallas
    • EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman; LPs EQ’d and Set Up by Bernie Grundman
    • Conceived, Designed, and Manufactured for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Vinyl Jacket Features Exclusive Art
  • Artist: Ben Webster
    Label: Black Lion Records, ORG Music
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: US
    Genre: Jazz
    Style: Swing
  • A1 Our Love Is Here To Stay
    A2 My Romance
    A3 Blues For Herluf
    A4 Londonderry Air
    A5 Mack The Knife
    B1 I Can'T Get Started
    B2 The Theme
    B3 Friskin' The Frog
    B4 Stormy Weather
    B5 Teach Me Tonight
    C1 Our Love Is Here To Stay
    C2 My Romance
    D1 Blues For Herluf
    D2 Londonderry Air
    D3 Mack The Knife
    E1 I Can'T Get Started
    E2 The Theme
    E3 Friskin' The Frog
    F1 Stormy Weather
    F2 Teach Me Tonight