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  • Audio CD (18 Sept. 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Universal Classics
  • ASIN: B000001EF3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,491 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Chelsea BridgeBen Webster 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Willow Weep For Me (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. There Is No Greater Love (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Teach Me Tonight (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Until Tonight (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. We'll Be Together Again (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Blue Moon (Album Version)Ben Webster 5:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Early Autumn (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. My Greatest Mistake (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. What Am I Here For (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. All Too Soon (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Love Is Here To Stay (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. It Happens To Be Me (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Prelude To A Kiss (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Love Is Here To StayBen Webster 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Love Is Here To StayBen Webster 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Listen  1. Some Other Spring (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. When Your Lover Has Gone (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Stars Fell On AlabamaBen Webster 4:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Under A Blanket Of Blue (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Stars Fell On AlabamaBen Webster 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Under A Blanket Of BlueBen Webster 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Under A Blanket Of BlueBen Webster 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. My Funny Valentine (Album Version)Teddy Wilson 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. You're Mine, You! (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sophisticated Lady (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Love's Away (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Almost Like Being In LoveBen Webster 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. (I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance (With You) (Album Version)Ben Webster 5:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Take The 'A' Train (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. We're In Love Again (Album Version)Harry Carney 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Chalmeau (Album Version)Ben Webster 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Moonlight On The Ganges (Album Version)Harry Carney 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. It Had To Be You (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Fantasy (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Album Version)Ben Webster 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Gibbons TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Dec. 2009
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One of the greatest saxophone players, Ben Webster's ballad playing came to its full maturity in the 1950's and this relaxed, late night, album - along with the quartet session with Art Tatum - shows it at its very finest. The string writing by Ralph Burns and Billy Strayhorn is exquisite and provides a perfect backdrop to some of the most beautiful sax playing on record. In addition to this, a lovely quartet session with Teddy Wilson, Ray Brown and Jo Jones is included as are various alternate takes.

As an added bonus, a 'with strings' session by Harry Carney fills out the second disc. The mood is similar, the arrangements are by Ralph Burns, and Ellington's great baritone player's solos are things of joy and wonder.

A lovely album, which has lost none of its freshness in more than half a century, it is beautifully recorded and has been excellently remastered from the original master-tapes. Enjoy!
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By os TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Aug. 2012
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This is one of those albums that jazz fans and those who like to hear classy romantically inclined easy on the ear music, can both agree to love and cherish. Featuring old Ellingtonian Ben Webster (tenor sax)in the main , but with a valuable top up session from Harry Carney (another Ellingtonian)on baritone sax and clarinet, this two CD set is a lovely collection of slow to medium paced ballad material where the mood is on the melodic, melancholy, wistful and languid. The arrangements by Billy Strayhorn and Ralph Burns are much more then simple backdrops of syrypy strings, there are plenty of little intricate passages and places for the other players to shine, and for instance the solo from Billy Strayhorn on piano on 'Teach Me Tonight' is a mini-masterpiece of composition and cool execution in itself.

Webster is really the man for this sort of reflective slow swing sort of material. He seems often content to state the melody with perhaps a variation or two thrown in for variety sake, but it's the way he does it that matters. His tone is warm and bluesy and ocean deep, squeezing in so much emotion even with just one note, yet never tending to the cloying or sentimental. Webster is full of ideas but they flow naturally from his horn, the listener is sometimes is caught off guard with the richness and the variety of his technique and level of expressiveness. Carney plays is also a great man for a slow tune but has more then enough energy on tunes like 'Take the A Train' to show that in terms of technique ,tone and inventiveness he is second to none in this style of ensemble jazz.

Taken as a whole, this is a great collection- highly enjoyable and jam packed with great tunes, performances and arrangements by a top flight crew of musicians.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. David Poole on 8 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
I put this CD in my basket but will take it out again. Why you may ask? The CD costs £32.93 from Amazon UK yet, Amazon in the U.S. are selling it for $20.33. I can think of no logical explanation for such a large difference between the two countries. I have to rate so am giving a one star - not for the CD but for the fact I think we are paying way over the odds in this country.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Stunning master jazz 25 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Combining two albums of Ben Webster w/strings with the only disk released under Harry Carney's name (also with strings), this is 2.5 hours of rare beauty. If you're a fan of Ben's Verve disks from the 50's, you already know what a great peak he hit as a ballad player in those years. He was THE perfect candidate for string treatment. Norman Granz used the best arrangers here (Strayhorn, Ralph Burns, Gerald Wilson) and the effect is stunning.
The Carney album will have you wondering why he didn't make more records under his own name. His ballad playing was, if anything, even stronger than Ben's. His version of It Had To Be You is the high point of the whole collection. There's a composition credited to Carney alone, which makes me wish we could hear more of his compositions, along with a Strayhorn I'm not familiar with and one credited to Strayhorn and Carney, all remarkably beautiful tunes. The two Duke standards receive completely fresh treatments.
This generous compilation is a tremendous revelation.
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Music for Loving: Ben Webster with Strings 12 Sept. 2002
By nostrilbone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I guess the reason they don't rate Webster on quite the same level as Hawkins and Young is because he didn't become this great until the '50s when these sides were created. By that time the jazz critics' ratings had codified. You had Coleman Hawkins as the father of tenor sax, and Billie Holiday's alternative, the Prez, and everybody else on a level below them, not as great. Ben Webster wasn't supposed to keep getting better; he'd already been rated. Anyway, to commence--O the saxophone voicings on this album! The swoops and slurs and silences! The sheer beauty of the man's breath coming out both sides of the bottom of a note that isn't even there! Hrumf...gulp (pardon me while I shed a tear). But I swear to you this is very moving tenor sax. Don't let the fact that this is one of those albums "with strings" dissuade you. Billy Strayhorn and Ralph Burns swap chores as arranger/conductors, and there's some very tasty piano from Hank Jones, Teddy Wilson and Strayhorn. Give track 3) There is No Greater Love and track 5) Until Tonight a listen. I bet you'll be thanking me for it and buying yourself an early birthday present.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
The Best String Recordings -Brownie, Bird, and Ben 5 Sept. 2003
By "douglasnegley" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ben Webster's mature 50's sax sound was magic with strings. The orchestrations and arrangements are tasteful (Strayhorn, Burns..pretty good company) While Brownie blew right through his arrangements, and Bird blew above and beyond his, Ben seems to blow right inside the arrangements written for him. He claimed that strings brought the best out of his playing, and who am I to argue. The first time I heard Webster play with unabashed romantic feel was on the Verve recording of an older Billie Holiday singing "Do Nothing 'Till You Hear From Me". His solo on that blew me away, as does his work here on "Chelsea Bridge". Almost every ballad he touches turns to pure melting gold on this great, new, expanded collection. As stated in the original liner notes by Bob Blumenthal - "Listen, but be forewarned - grown men and women have been known to cry".
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great album 6 Oct. 2002
By Tom Sanders - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Although sometimes there is a bit too much orchestra for my taste, Ben has never sounded better. This is an excellent introduction into Webster's great tone and voicing. Certainly superior to the long available Ben Webster With Strings. The sound is much better, the playing much better, and there is minimum schmaltz.
Five Stars 7 Nov. 2014
By Hidenori Takahashi - Published on Amazon.com
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very nice item!
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