Soulville

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Soulville
Soulville.jpg
Studio album by
Released1957
RecordedOctober 15, 1957
GenreJazz
Length48:45
LabelVerve
ProducerNorman Granz
Ben Webster chronology
Trav'lin Light
(1957)
Soulville
(1957)
Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
(1957)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]
MusicHound4/5[2]
Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Soulville is a 1957 album by swing tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, recording a session from October 15, 1957 which Webster played with the Oscar Peterson Trio.

Reception[edit]

This session is described by AllMusic as "one of the highlights" of Webster's "golden '50s run".[4] The album was reissued in the early 1990s on CD with three bonus tracks, which include rare recordings of Webster playing piano.[5] When it was remastered in 24-bit for a 2003 edition, additional photographs and new liner notes were also included.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Soulville" (Ben Webster) – 8:03
  2. "Late Date" (Webster) – 7:13
  3. "Time on My Hands" (Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon, Vincent Youmans) – 4:16
  4. "Lover, Come Back to Me" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg) – 8:26
  5. "Where Are You?" (Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) – 4:41
  6. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 4:29
  7. "Ill Wind (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:30

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Who?" (Hammerstein, Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 2:56
  2. "Boogie Woogie" (Webster) – 3:06
  3. "Roses of Picardy" (Frederick E. Weatherly, Haydn Wood) – 2:05

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Norman Granz – producer
  • Nat Hentoff – liner notes
  • Ellie Hughes – design
  • Tom Hughes – design
  • Seth Rothstein – CD preparation
  • Tom "Curly" Ruff – digital remastering
  • Phil Schaap – liner notes
  • Richard Seidel – CD preparation
  • Phil Stern – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ a b c "Soulville". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 206. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Soulville at AllMusic
  5. ^ Soulville Verve Music Group. Accessed September 18, 2007.
  6. ^ Soulville (Bonus Tracks) at AllMusic

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