Ben Webster is still a true musical greatness on the tenor saxophone. His plays are full of feeling and touching, how is it to expect from him. Webster shows his wide range of expression, with hauchigem sound he plays the romantic melodies such as "My Romance" and "What's New". With fresh tones is "Easy To Love" Swing underlaid with humor, "Autumn Leaves" has perfect timing and groove from the beginning. The pianist of the companion is not one of Webster's usual collaborators, but that does not prevent him to create a soft, swinging accompaniment to Webster's improvisations. The bass sounds in the recordings quite strongly controls the drive, but he is doing exudes a real asset. The melody of "Stardust" is beautiful and she is preparing some musicians difficulties when improvising -., But this is not true for Ben Webster Here he shows that he has mastered the combination of flux and fresh language masterfully The song "Yesterdays" is so close to the microphone. played that one fears a 'gas leak'. But Ben Webster never exaggerates, he has already cultivated over years 'gas-phase vibrato' under control.
A great recording is "Duke's Blue Light" ("Transbluency"). If ever a Blues was sung on an instrument, then this recording. Webster's solos are unprecedented and his last is like a call from the heart. The accompaniment by the band (Meyer's band) is so good that one would like to hear more from her. Of particular note, for example, would be a brilliant trombone solo in "Darville", the piano playing is sensitive, and the ensemble has an overall rich and warm sound. Most it is but Ben Webster's soulful, poignant play that acts. The melodies have the potential for these moods , anyway Webster plays them so that they have it The rhythm is always fresh and everything fits Webster's glamorous and powerful saxophone playing..
Black Lion can be congratulated on this album: the good Cover Text, to the great cover and the music in good quality recording.