Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson

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Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson
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Studio album by
Released1959
RecordedNovember 6, 1959
StudioUnited Recorders, Hollywood, CA
GenreJazz
Length36:25
LabelVerve
ProducerNorman Granz
Oscar Peterson chronology
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(1959)
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(1959)
Fiorello!
(1960)
Ben Webster chronology
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(1959)
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson
(1959)
Ben Webster at the Renaissance
(1960)

Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson is a 1959 studio album featuring a jazz trio, led by the Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, with the tenor saxophonist Ben Webster.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Writing for AllMusic, critic Stephen Cook wrote "Another fine Webster release on Verve that sees the tenor great once again backed by the deluxe Oscar Peterson Trio... to reassure Peterson fans worried about scant solo time for their hero, the pianist lays down a healthy number of extended runs, unobtrusively shadowing Webster's vaporous tone and supple phrasing along the way. Not only a definite first-disc choice for Webster newcomers, but one of the jazz legend's all-time great records."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Touch of Your Lips" (Ray Noble) – 6:20
  2. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) – 3:59
  3. "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson) – 6:45
  4. "How Deep Is the Ocean?" (Irving Berlin) – 2:36
  5. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (Bob Hilliard, David Mann) – 3:13
  6. "Sunday" (Chester Conn, Benny Krueger, Nathan "Ned" Miller, Jule Styne) – 3:57
  7. "This Can't Be Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 9:51

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cook, Stephen. "Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.