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Ben Webster

ts, 1909-1973 US, Kansas City, Missouri
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Benjamin Francis Webster

Born March 27, 1909 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Died September 20, 1973 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Also known as "The Brute" or "Frog". He was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. Please note: The song I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) is a song co-written by Paul Francis Webster

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Piano
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Tenderly on King Of The Tenors by Ben Webster
Stardust on See You At The Fair by Ben Webster
I Didn't Know About You on The Soul Of Ben Webster by Ben Webster
It Never Entered My Mind on Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster by Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
Sunday on Compact Jazz - The Verve Years by Ben Webster
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To on Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster by Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning on Jazz 'Round Midnight by Ben Webster
Cocktails For Two on Verve Jazz Masters 34: Coleman Hawkins by Coleman Hawkins
When Your Lover Has Gone on Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson by Oscar Peterson & Ben Webster
Tangerine on Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster by Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster

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Title Artist Year Type
The Recordings Of A Jazz LegendBen Webster2019Compil.
Valentine's Day 1964 LiveBen Webster2018Album
The Tatum Group MasterpiecesArt Tatum / Ben Webster2018Album
Valentine's Day 1964 LiveBen Webster, Dave Frishberg, Richard Davis, Grady Tate2018Album
Blue SaxophonesColeman Hawkins, Ben Webster2018Album
Plays BalladsBen Webster2017Album
Come SundayBen Webster2017Album
BalladsBen Webster2017Album
BalladsBen Webster2017Album
Old Betsy - The Sound Of Ben WebsterBen Webster2016Album
Johnny Come Lately (Live In Groningen 1973)Ben Webster Meets Piet Noordijk2016Album
GrooveRichard "Groove" Holmes With Ben Webster2016Album
King Of The Tenors / The Soul Of Ben WebsterBen Webster2016Album
The Complete Recordings 1952-1959Ben Webster2015Compil.
Ben Webster The Complete Recordings 1959-1962Ben Webster2015Album
My Jazz Collection 20Ben Webster2014Album
During This TimeOscar Peterson, Ben Webster2014Album
Roots + Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy Witherspoon featuring Ben Webster2014Compil.
My Jazz Collection 21Ben Webster2014Album
Complete Sextet Studio SessionsBen Webster / Harry Edison2013Album
In NorwayBen Webster2013Album
Seven Classic AlbumsBen Webster2012Compil.
Three Classic Albums PlusBen Webster2011Compil.
Live In Esslingen 1967Ben Webster Featuring Benny Bailey2011Album
The Complete 1960 Jazz Cellar SessionBen Webster - Johnny Hodges2011Album
Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges Side By SideDuke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Jo Jones, Ben Webster2010Compil.
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson: The Legendary SessionsBen Webster, Oscar Peterson2010Compil.
Bounce BluesBen Webster2009Compil.
Oscar Peterson / Ben WebsterOscar Peterson / Ben Webster2009Compil.
Live In HannoverBen Webster, The Oscar Peterson Trio2009Album
In Chronology - 1944-1946Ben Webster2009Album
My RomanceBen Webster2009Album
Kind Of WebsterBen Webster2009Album
Centennial CollectionBen Webster2009Album
Centennial CelebrationBen Webster2009Compil.
In Chronology - 1946-1951Ben Webster2009Album
In Chronology - 1953-1954Ben Webster2009Album
100 Years - The Brute & The BeautifulBen Webster2009Compil.
Soho Nights Vol. 1Ben Webster, Stan Tracey2008Album
Count BasieCount Basie featuring Ben Webster and Lester Young2008Compil.
Cadillac SlimBen Webster2008Compil.
Memories Of YouBen Webster2007Compil.
The AlbumArt Tatum, Ben Webster2007Album
Dig Ben! [8cd box set]Ben Webster2007Compil.
The Quintet Studio SessionsBen Webster & Harry Edison2006Album
A Salute To Ben Webster 1936-1945Ben Webster2006Compil.
Blue SkiesBen Webster2005Compil.
For LoversBen Webster2005Compil.
For LoversBen Webster2005Album
The Two Sides Of The Great Tenor: 1932-1951Ben Webster2005Compil.
My RomanceBen Webster2005Album
At Ronnie Scott 1964 - The PunchBen Webster2005Album
Stompin' At The SavoyBen Webster2005Compil.
Ben Webster 1940 / 1953 - Bd JazzBen Webster, Jérémy Soudant2004Compil.
The Complete Ralph Burns SessionsCarmen McRae Featuring Ben Webster2004Compil.
The Discovery Of JazzBen Webster2004Compil.
TenderlyBen Webster2004Compil.
Complete Sextet Studio SessionsGene Krupa Featuring Ben Webster & Charlie Shavers2004Compil.
Ben Webster With The Mike Renzi TrioBen Webster2004Album
Live At Stampen Stockholm 1969-1973Ben Webster2004Album
No Fool, No FunBen Webster2004Compil.
Live At The Jazzhus Montmartre, Vol. 2Ben Webster2004Album
At Montmartre 1965-1966Ben Webster2003Album
Warm & Mighty BenBen Webster2003Album
ConfirmationBen Webster2003Album
MP3 CollectionBen Webster2002Compil.
All To SoonBen Webster2002Compil.
Duke Ellington At The HurricaneDuke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Ben Webster2002Compil.
Ben & TeddyBen Webster & Teddy Wilson2001Album
Ralph J Gleason's Jazz CasualJimmy Witherspoon & Ben Webster / Jimmy Rushing2001Album
Complete 1943-1951 Small Group RecordingsBen Webster2001Compil.
Cotton TailBen Webster With The Duke Ellington Orchestra2001Compil.
Four TenorsJohn Coltrane, Ben Webster, Sonny Rollins, Charles Lloyd With Keith Jarrett2001Album
Ralph J. Gleason's Jazz CasualJimmy Witherspoon And Ben Webster2000Album
Until TonightBen Webster2000Compil.
Cadillac SlimBen Webster2000Compil.
Ben Webster's Finest HourBen Webster2000Compil.
Jazz MasterpiecesBen Webster2000Compil.
The FrogBen Webster1999Compil.
Baden 1972Ben Webster - Dexter Gordon1998Album
Ultimate Ben Webster Selected By James CarterBen Webster1998Album
Ben WebsterBen Webster1998Album
Jazz Masters (100 Ans De Jazz)Ben Webster1998Album
1944-1946Ben Webster1998Compil.
The Soul Of Ben WebsterBen Webster1998Compil.
Tenor TitansDexter Gordon And Ben Webster1997Compil.
The Holland SessionsBen Webster1997Compil.
Cotton TailBen Webster1997Compil.
The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster SessionsGerry Mulligan And Ben Webster1997Compil.
The Three TenorsDon Byas / Paul Gonsalves / Ben Webster1996Compil.
Ben And The BoysBen Webster1996Compil.
Black Lion Presents Ben WebsterBen Webster1996Album
For The Guv'norBen Webster1996Compil.
Story 1934/1944Ben Webster1996Compil.
Jazz & BluesBen Webster1996Compil.
Cottontail: The Best Of Ben Webster 1931-194Ben Webster1995Compil.
Verve Jazz Masters 43Ben Webster1995Compil.
Ow! (All Star Jam Sessions)Louis Bellson, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Herb Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Buddy Rich, Ben Webster, Lester Young1995Album
In A Mellow ToneBen Webster1995Album
Ben WebsterBen Webster1995Compil.
Music For LovingBen Webster1995Compil.
The Soul Of Ben WebsterBen Webster1995Compil.
Ben / BuckBen Webster, Buck Clayton1995Album
EvolutionBen Webster1995Compil.
Stormy WeatherBen Webster1995Album
PerdidoBen Webster1995Compil.
Live In Paris, 1972Ben Webster1994Album
Verve Jazz No. 6Gerry Mulligan With Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Paul Desmond & Johnny Hodges1994Compil.
Stormy WeatherBen Webster1994Compil.
Live! Providence, Rhode Island, 1963Ben Webster1994Album
Jazz 'Round MidnightBen Webster1993Compil.
"The Kid" And "The Brute"Illinois Jacquet And Ben Webster1993Album
The Verve YearsBen Webster1992Album
The Great HornsBen Webster, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane1992Compil.
King Of The Tenors - The Soul Of Ben WebsterBen Webster1992Compil.
There Is No Greater LoveBen Webster1991Album
Zodiac Suite : The Complete Town Hall Concert of December 31, 1945Mary Lou Williams ,Featuring Ben Webster1991Album
Atmosphere For Lovers And ThievesBen Webster1990Album
Live In DenmarkBen Webster & The Kenny Drew Trio1990Album
The Jeep Is JumpingBen Webster1990Album
Top TenorsBen Webster, Dexter Gordon1990Album
Джаз-ГалереяBen Webster1990Compil.
Live In Vienna 1972Ben Webster & Printers Jazzband1990Album
The FrogBen Webster1990Compil.
Meets Bill ColemanBen Webster1989Album
Sound Of Jazz Volume IIBen Webster1989Single
Gone With The WindBen Webster1989Compil.
Ben WebsterBen Webster1989Compil.
My RomanceBen Webster1989Album
Three Great Swing SaxophonesColeman Hawkins / Ben Webster / Benny Carter1989Compil.
Live In AmsterdamBen Webster1989Album
Live In Paris, 1972Ben Webster1989Album
Ben WebsterBen Webster1989Compil.
Plays Duke EllingtonBen Webster1988Album
Giants Of The Tenor SaxBen Webster, Don Byas1988Compil.
Stormy WeatherBen Webster1988Compil.
Meets The Sax Giants Volume 2Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, Johnny Hodges1988Compil.
Ben Webster Plays BalladsBen Webster1988Album
Stormy WeatherBen Webster1988Album
Coleman Hawkins / Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins / Ben Webster1987Compil.
Sax Vol 1Coleman Hawkins / Ben Webster / Julian Dash1986Compil.
The Tatum Group MasterpiecesArt Tatum, Ben Webster, Red Callender, Bill Douglass1985Album
Unissued Bean & Ben Takes 1944Walter Thomas And His All Stars featuring Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster1985Album
Days Of Wine And RosesBen Webster1985Album
The Big Tenor: The Complete Ben Webster On EmArcyBen Webster1985Compil.
Ballads And BluesBen Webster1985Compil.
At The RenaissanceBen Webster1985Album
Master Of Jazz Vol. 5Ben Webster1984Album
Jazz At The Philharmonic - The ChallengesDizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster1983Album
Bean & BenColeman Hawkins And Ben Webster1983Compil.
Jazz At The Philharmonic One O'Clock Jump 1953Ray Brown, Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson1983Album
The Horn - Alternates And Incomplete TakesBen Webster1982Album
Giants Of JazzBen Webster1982Compil.
At The Nuway Club, October 5th, 1958Ben Webster1982Album
The HornBen Webster1982Album
Classic Tenors, Vol.2Ben Webster, Flip Phillips1982Compil.
Trav'lin' LightBen Webster & Joe Zawinul1980Compil.
Just JazzDizzy Gillespie, Harry Edison & Ben Webster1980Compil.
Ben WebsterBen Webster1980Compil.
Live In Europe Volume OneBen Webster1980Album
SoulvilleBen Webster1980Compil.
The Alumni MastersWardell Gray / Ben Webster1979Compil.
Two Kings Of The Tenor SaxBen Webster / Don Byas1979Compil.
Swing Into BebopBuddy Rich, Clark Terry, Chubby Jackson, Woody Herman, Red Norvo, Allen Eager, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips1979Compil.
No Fool, No FunBen Webster1978Album
BalladsBen Webster1978Compil.
The Tenor Sax AlbumColeman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Ike Quebec, John Hardee1977Compil.
Scandinavian DaysBen Webster1977Compil.
Tenor GiantsBen Webster / Coleman Hawkins1977Compil.
Sunday Morning At The MontmartreBen Webster1977Album
Midnight At The MontmartreBen Webster1977Album
Tenor GiantsBen Webster / Coleman Hawkins1977Compil.
Layin' Back With Ben Vol. 1Ben Webster1977Album
Carol & BenCarol Sloane, Ben Webster1977Album
Layin' Back With Ben Vol. 2Ben Webster1977Album
Ben And The BoysBen Webster1976Album
Ben Webster Verve Jazz GiantsBen Webster1976Album
The Big ThreeColeman Hawkins, Lester Young1975Album
Have You Met Miss Jones / My One And Only LoveArt Tatum / Ben Webster1975Single
The Tatum Group MasterpiecesArt Tatum, Louis Bellson, Benny Carter, Red Callender, Buddy DeFranco, Bill Douglass, Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Jo Jones, Barney Kessel, Buddy Rich, John Simmons, Alvin Stoller, Ben Webster1975Compil.
Rare Live Performance 1962Ben Webster1975Album
Giants Of The Tenor Saxophone / The Genius Of Ben Webster And Coleman HawkinsBen Webster & Harry Edison / Coleman Hawkins & Clark Terry1974Compil.
Previously Unreleased RecordingsJimmy Witherspoon & Ben Webster1974Album
Sax SceneBig Sid Catlett Quartet With Ben Webster / Hot Lips Page And His Orchestra1974Compil.
52nd Street; Volume 2Coleman Hawkins / Nat Jaffe / Ben Webster / Don Byas1974Album
Ballads By Ben WebsterBen Webster1974Compil.
Steen Vig's Jazz Orchestra Featuring Ben WebsterSteen Vig's Jazz Orchestra Featuring Ben Webster1974Album
At Work In EuropeBen Webster1974Compil.
Saturday Night At The MontmartreBen Webster1974Album
Last ConcertBen Webster1973Album
My Man - Live At Montmartre 1973Ben Webster1973Album
Battle Of Tenor SaxesColeman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gene Ammons, Ike Quebec, Paul Gonsalves, Illinois Jacquet, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Allen Eager, Warne Marsh, James Moody, Wardell Gray1973Album
The Tenor Sax: Lester Young, Chu Berry & Ben WebsterLester Young, Leon "Chu" Berry & Ben Webster1973Compil.
Six Faces Of JazzBen Webster, Memphis Slim, Sonny Rollins, Thad Jones, Jimmy Witherspoon, Gerry Mulligan1972Compil.
Live At The Haarlemse JazzclubBen Webster1972Album
Ben At His BestBen Webster1972Album
Gentle BenBen Webster & Tete Montoliu Trio1972Album
1959 Monterey Jazz FestivalJimmy Witherspoon, Coleman Hawkins, Earl Hines, Mel Lewis, Woody Herman, Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster1972Album
Autumn LeavesBen Webster, Georges Arvanitas1972Album
Swingin' In LondonBill Coleman / Ben Webster1972Album
Days Of Wine And RosesBen Webster1971Album
Stormy WeatherBen Webster Featuring Kenny Drew1970Album
Webster's DictionaryBen Webster1970Album
Duke's In BedBen Webster1969Album
Ben Webster At EaseBen Webster And The Frans Wieringa Trio1969Album
For The Guv'norBen Webster1969Album
Ben Webster Meets Don ByasBen Webster Meets Don Byas1968Album
Tenor Of JazzBud Freeman, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Eddie Miller, Ben Webster1967Album
Big Ben Time!Ben Webster1967Album
See You At The FairBen Webster1966Album
Tell It Like It TisRichard "Groove" Holmes Featuring Gene Ammons, Ben Webster, Joe Pass, Les McCann1966Single
The Swing GiantsColeman Hawkins, Don Byas, Ben Webster1965Compil.
The Influence Of FiveColeman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Don Byas, Leon "Chu" Berry1965Compil.
Intimate!Ben Webster1965Album
Angry TenorsBen Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Ike Quebec1965Compil.
Take The "A" Train / Maine Bone / Blues Fr'ell / The Lights Across The RiverMaynard Ferguson, Clark Terry Sextet feat Ben Webster1964Single
Witherspoon At The RenaissanceJimmy Witherspoon Featuring Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster1964Single
More (Theme From Mondo Cane)Clark Terry Sextet Featuring Ben Webster1963Album
SoulmatesBen Webster And Joe Zawinul1963Album
BBB & Co.Benny Carter With Ben Webster & Barney Bigard1962Album
RootsJimmy Witherspoon Featuring Ben Webster1962Single
Clark Terry SextetClark Terry Sextet Featuring Ben Webster1962Single
Wanted To Do One TogetherBen Webster & Harry Edison1962Album
RootsJimmy Witherspoon Featuring Ben Webster1961Album
The Warm MoodsBen Webster1961Album
RootsJimmy Witherspoon Featuring Ben Webster1961Single
The Soul Of Ben WebsterBen Webster1960Album
Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben WebsterGerry Mulligan, Ben Webster1960Single
More (Theme From Mondo Cane)Clark Terry Featuring Ben Webster1960Single
Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben WebsterGerry Mulligan, Ben Webster1960Album
At The RenaissanceJimmy Witherspoon, Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster With Mel Lewis, Leroy Vinnegar, Jimmy Rowles1960Album
Night And Day / Where Or WhenArt Tatum, Ben Webster1960Single
My Ideal / Gone With The WindArt Tatum, Ben Webster1960Single
Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster1959Album
Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster1959Single
Ben Webster Meets Oscar PetersonBen Webster Meets Oscar Peterson1959Single
Ben Webster And AssociatesBen Webster1959Album
Ben Webster Meets Oscar PetersonBen Webster meets Oscar Peterson1959Album
The Iron Hat Featuring Ben WebsterBen Webster1959Single
King Of The TenorsBen Webster1957Single
Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan With Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Paul Desmond & Johnny Hodges1957Compil.
Music With Feeling Ben Webster with StringsBen Webster1956Single
The Big Sounds Of Coleman Hawkins And Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins and Ben Webster1956Compil.
Rex Stewart And His OrchestraDuke Ellington, Ben Webster, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown, Jimmy Blanton, Sonny Greer With Rex Stewart And His Orchestra1954Compil.
The Consummate Artistry of Ben WebsterBen Webster1954Album
The Consummate Artistry Of Ben WebsterBen Webster1954Single
The Consummate Artistry Of Ben WebsterBen Webster1954Single
Tenor Sax Stylings - Vol. 2Ben Webster1952Compil.
The Big TenorBen Webster1951Album
The Big TenorBen Webster1951Single
Sleep / Linger AwhileBig Sid Catlett Quartet Featuring Ben Webster1947Album
Limehouse Blues / My Old FlameBenny Morton's All Stars Featuring Ben Webster & Barney Bigard1945Album
The Sheik Of Araby / Conversing In BlueBenny Morton's All Stars Featuring Ben Webster & Barney Bigard1945Album
Honeysuckle Rose / Blue SkiesBen Webster1944Album
Tenor Sax Album No. 2Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Don Byas, Ben Webster1942Album
Tenor SaxLester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Don Byas, Ben Webster1942Album
Rare Broadcast PerformancesJohn Lewis, Kenny Clarke, Ben Webster, Milt JacksonAlbum
"The Frog" - 1956 - 1962Ben Webster With: Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones - Guest: Harry EdisonCompil.
He Played it That WayBen WebsterAlbum
Do Nothing 'Till You Hear From Me / Come Rain Or Come ShineBen WebsterSingle
Sax In SatinDon Byas, Ben Webster, Johnny HodgesCompil.
Quintet & Septet Vol. 2Ben WebsterSingle
Tenor Sax Volume 1Coleman Hawkins / Ben Webster / Lester YoungCompil.
You're Only Happy When I'm Blue / Ten Lessons With TimothyTony Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster, Trummy Young, Jimmy Jones, Gene Ramey, Eddie NicholsonAlbum
Quintet & Septet Vol. 1Ben WebsterSingle
Big Sound TenorsJulian Dash, Al Sears, Eddie Chamblee, Ben WebsterCompil.
Newport Jazz Festival 3 July 1958/ Paris Jazz Festival 3 November 1965Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Tyree Glenn, Hilton Jefferson, Ben Webster, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, Roy Eldridge, Stuff Smith, Don Byas, Earl Hines, Jimmy Woode, Kenny ClarkeAlbum
A Tribute To A Great JazzmanBen WebsterAlbum
Ben Webster's Big SoundBen WebsterCompil.
Wanted To Do One TogetherBen Webster, Harry EdisonSingle
Ben Webster In CopenhagenBen WebsterCompil.
Live At The Jazzhus Montmartre, Vol. 1Ben WebsterCompil.
Rare Broadcast PerformancesDuke Ellington, Ben Webster, Billie HolidayAlbum
More Sax In SatinJohnny Hodges, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Don ByasCompil.
Sax Scene - 5 Tenor Giants.Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Lucky Thompson, Don Byas, Leon "Chu" BerryAlbum
Live At Pio'sBen WebsterAlbum
Saxophone GiantsColeman Hawkins - Don Byas - Johnny Hodges - Barney Bigard - Lester Young - Flip Phillips - Ben Webster - Dickie Wells - Eddie HeywoodCompil.
In Europe Vol. 2Ben WebsterAlbum
The Influence Of FiveColeman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Don Byas, Leon "Chu" BerryCompil.
Jazz Berry Jam: "Jamming Jazz"Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Louis BellsonAlbum
Makin' Whoopee / Lover Come Back To MeBen WebsterSingle
Tenor Giants • Live At Pio's / In SwedenBen Webster / Gene AmmonsCompil.
I Surrender, Dear / Kat's FurBen WebsterAlbum
Verve Jazz No. 4Ben Webster With Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Coleman HawkinsCompil.
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