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Ben Webster (Part 3: 1955 – 1964)

Ben Webster (Part 3: 1955 – 1964)

Ben Webster (1909 – 1973) (Part 3: 1955 – 1964) was a fighter and became one of the greatest mainstream tenorsax players in the U. S. until he decided to try his luck in Europe… … Read entire article »

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Ben Webster Part 2 (1943 – 1954)

Ben Webster Part 2 (1943 – 1954)

Ben Webster (1909 – 1973) (Part 2: 1943 – 1954) was not at all finished as a magnificent tenorsax player after leaving Duke Ellington in 1943 but continued on his own with great success although with some meagre years… … Read entire article »

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Ben Webster (Part 1: 1931 – 1943)

Ben Webster (Part 1:  1931 – 1943)

Ben Webster (1909 – 1973) was one of the greatest tenorsax players ever, rising slowly through the 1930s, then joined the Duke Ellington orchestra in late 1939, contributing to its renaissance and establishing himself as major tenorsax and jazz voice for the coming thirty years … … Read entire article »

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JAN EVENSMO – JAZZ CV – The PERSONAL HISTORY of JAZZ SOLOGRAPHY and JAZZ ARCHEOLOGY Publications: History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – Black Artists – Vol. 6:           1955 – 1959    (2008)  (550 p.) – Vol. 5:           1950 – 1954     (2002)  (473 p.) – Vol. 4:           1945 – 1949     (1999)  (489 p.) – Vol. 3:           1940 – 1944     (1997)  (259 p.) – Vol. 2:           1935 – 1939     (1997)  (169 p.) – Vol. 1:           1917 – 1934     (1996)  (139 p.) Published by Norsk Jazzarkiv (Norwegian Jazz Archives), partly supported by Norsk Faglitterær Forfatterforening (Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association) Jazz Tenor Saxophone in Norway 1917 – 1959, with Johs Bergh (Norsk Jazzarkiv, 1996) ”History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – Black artists – 1917 – 1959: Methods and Conclusions” (Conference on Nordic Jazz Research, Stockholm, 1991) ”Fra jazzdiskografi til jazzdokumentasjon – en utvikling mot … Read entire article »

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