Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ben Webster - See You At The Fair 1964

Ben Webster - See You At The Fair 1964


Ben Webster's final American recording was one of his greatest. At 55, the tenor saxophonist was still very much in his prime but considered out of style in the U.S. He would soon permanently move to Europe where he was better appreciated. Webster's tone has rarely sounded more beautiful than on "Someone To Watch Over Me" and "Our Love Is Here To Stay".
Coleman Hawkins' influence is quite apparent even on such later recordings as this.
However, on ballads such as "Over the Rainbow" and "Stardust" we hear a lush, relaxed approach, one that earned Webster the title of one of the great instrumental balladeers in jazz history. A compelling listen, SEE YOU AT THE FAIR is one of Webster's best later period releases, as well as his last recording made in the United States.
Ben Webster- Tenor Sax
Richard Davis- Bass
Osie Johnson- Drums
Hank Jones- Piano
Roger Kellaway- Piano, Harpsichord
A1. See You At The Fair 
A2. Over The Rainbow 
A3. Our Love Is Here To Stay 
A4. In A Mellow Tone 
B1. Lullaby Of Jazzland 
B2. Stardust 
B3. Fall Of Love 
B4. While We're Dancing 
B5. Someone To Watch Over Me


  1. thanks for this gem...best wishes to you and your family

  2. i am glad u like it, cuz it is a great stuff.