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this CD is so good, I can't type for listening to it ...
on 15 January 2001
Imagine someone pouring ambrosia into your ears, lie back in your favourite chair, kick back and aaaaaaah, relax. Ben Webster, the master of the sax ballad meets Oscar Peterson, the master of mellow piano, throw in Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums; the combination is, well, just delicious. Both Webster and Peterson have such an understanding of phrasing that musical pyrotechnics are unnecessary. This is the nonchalance of perfection. Ray Brown's bass has never been better and on this recording, just listen to his playful lines on Bye-bye Blackbird. In fact the whole recording has both a beautiful simplicity but a sense of lazy fun. To coin a cliche, get this CD!