Warm Moods [Collectables]

Warm Moods [Collectables]

by Ben WebsterBen Webster


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The veteran tenor Ben Webster had a very warm tone on ballads that contrasted with the aggressive biting sound he used on faster material. For this 1960 set, Webster is joined by a string quartet (arranged by Johnny Richards) and a rhythm section for his melodic interpretations of a dozen standards. Even when simply stating the melody, Webster brings out unexpected beauty in the songs. His tone has never been accurately duplicated and is the main reason to pick up this CD reissue.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2005
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431671825
catalogNumber: 6718
Rank: 113296

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Webster   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Frank Capp   Drums
Don Bagley   Bass
Johnny Richards   Conductor
Donn Trenner   Piano
Cecil Figelski   Viola
Armand Karpoff   Cello
Alfred Lustgarten   Violin
Lisa Minghetti   Violin

Technical Credits

Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Johnny Richards   Arranger
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Phil Seymour   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Nat Hentoff   Original Liner Notes
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Phil Silvers   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Dave Wiechman   Engineer
Victor Young   Composer
Hal Hopper   Composer
Vee Lawnhurst   Composer
Tom Adair   Composer
Don George   Composer
Tot Seymour   Composer
George Durgom   Composer
Tod Galloway   Composer
Dudley Vernor   Composer
George S. Pomeroy   Composer
Bryan Stokes   Composer

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