Ben Webster “See You At The Fair”

by Chris Devonshire-Ellis

May 5th, 2009

Ben Webster was a tenor saxophonist, originally with the Duke Ellington Big Band, who went on to become one of the greatest Sax players in jazz. This set, originally recorded in 1963, was named after the 1964 New York World Fair, showcases Webster’s extraordinary tonality and expressive blues, and is quite simply, a masterpiece. Showcasing tunes by Gershwin, Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and Dave Brubeck in addition to original composition, is a fine introduction to a wonderful talent and one of the most romantic jazzmen of his day.