SCCD 31008 My Man / Ben Webster Quartet
Live at Montmartre 1973
The indisputable tenor giant Ben Webster spent his last years in Copenhagen. His appearances at the famed Jazzhus Montmartre in those days greeted by faithful and appreciative audience were the historical moments filled with unique quality of beauty ignited by the last spark of a truly great man.
Canadian Coda magazine wrote reviewing this recording in 1975: “ Webster, as always, plays with passion throughout the album. But one title goes well beyond that. Old Folks is an exquisitely deep performance, the kind that even a great artist gets to play only once in his lifetime .”
SteepleChase had the privilege of taping most of Webster’s performances during the last year of his life. And this recording (originally released on LP in 1974) is taken from those masters.
1. Sunday (Jule Styne)
2. Willow weep for me (Ann Ronell)
3. Exactly like you (Jimmy McHugh)
4. Old folks (Dedate Hill)
5. I got rhythm (George Gershwin)
6. Set call (Theme) (Ben Webster)