The Soul of Ben Webster

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The Soul of Ben Webster
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Studio album by Ben Webster
Released 1959
Recorded July, 1958
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 44:55
Label Verve
MGV 8359
Producer Norman Granz
Ben Webster chronology
Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
(1957)Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster1957
The Soul of Ben Webster
Ben Webster and Associates
(1959)Ben Webster and Associates1959

The Soul of Ben Webster is an album by American jazz saxophonist Ben Webster featuring tracks recorded in 1958 for the Verve label.[1]


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

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating "The great tenor is at his best on a beautiful version of "Chelsea Bridge" and "When I Fall in Love"... Recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ben Webster except as indicated

  1. "Fajista" - 3:48
  2. "Chelsea Bridge" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:40
  3. "Charlotte's Piccolo" - 15:31
  4. "Coal Train" - 4:10
  5. "When I Fall in Love" (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) - 4:59
  6. "Ev's Mad" - 4:23
  7. "Ash" - 8:24



  1. ^ Verve Records discography accessed August 25, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 24, 2012