Ben Webster at the Renaissance

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Ben Webster at the Renaissance
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Live album by Ben Webster
Released 1985
Recorded October 14, 1960
The Renaissance, Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz
Length 45:03
Label Contemporary
Producer Lester Koenig
Ben Webster chronology
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson
Ben Webster at the Renaissance
The Warm Moods

Ben Webster at the Renaissance is a live album by American jazz saxophonist Ben Webster featuring tracks recorded in California in 1960 and released on the Contemporary label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Sott Yanow stating "the music is consistently wonderful... Webster (who was then somewhat taken for granted) is in superior and creative form. Recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gone with the Wind" (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson) - 8:59 Bonus track on CD release
  2. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) - 10:59
  3. "Caravan" (Juan Tizol) - 10:01
  4. "Georgia on My Mind" (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 6:37
  5. "Ole Miss Blues" (W. C. Handy) - 6:42
  6. "Mop Mop" (J. C. Heard, Teddy Wilson) - 8:06 Bonus track on CD release
  7. "What Is This Thing Called Love" (Cole Porter) - 7:35 Bonus track on CD release
  8. "Renaissance Blues" (Ben Webster, Frank Butler, Jim Hall, Jimmy Rowles, Red Mitchell) - 5:48 Bonus track on CD release



  1. ^ Contemporary Records discography accessed August 25, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 25, 2012