1953: An Exceptional Encounter

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1953: An Exceptional Encounter
Live album by Ben Webster, Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 2001
Recorded 1953
Genre Jazz
Label The Jazz Factory
Ben Webster, Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
1953: An Exceptional Encounter

1953: An Exceptional Encounter is a live jazz recording featuring Ben Webster and the Modern Jazz Quartet, released on The Jazz Factory Label in 2001.

Recorded over two nights, on February 21 & 23 at an unnamed club i New York, this rare meeting of Ben Webster and the Modern Jazz Quartet evidently originated from a radio aircheck.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Confirmation"   Charlie Parker  
2. "You Are Too Beautiful"   Rodgers and Hart  
3. "Lady Be Good"   G. Gershwin & I. Gershwin  
4. "The Nearness of You"   H. Carmichael & N. Washington  
5. "Poutin'"   Ben Webster  
6. "Danny Boy"   Frederic Weatherly  
7. "Billie's Bounce"   Charlie Parker  
8. "Cotton Tail"   Duke Ellington