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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Valk, Jeroen de, 1958-
Berkeley, Calif. : Berkeley Hills Books : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2001
|Named Person:||Ben Webster; Ben Webster; Ben Webster|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jeroen de Valk
|Description:||xi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||The brute and the beautiful --
Kansas City --
Henderson, Calloway and Wilson --
With the Guv'nor : Duke Ellington --
52nd Street--on his own --
Norman Granz and the fruitful fifties --
Final years in the States --
A new life in Europe --
The Amsterdam years --
Someone to watch over me --
Twilight years in Denmark --
The final tours --
Records in the decade 1964-1973 --
" ... and i'm old and going" --
|Other Titles:||In a mellow tone.|
|Responsibility:||Jeroen de Valk.|
"De Valk tells the whole story of Ben's life and times, beginning with his years as a piano player, his switch to saxophone in Kansas City bands, his glory years with the Duke, tours with Jazz at the Philharmonic, and years abroad playing with local and expatriate musicians. The author has interviewed dozens of Ben's friends, fellow musicians, and surviving relatives. He sheds light on his complex personality, as well as the secret of his seductive sound. There is a select discography and many photos from all phases of Webster's career."--Jacket.
- Webster, Ben, -- 1909-1973.
- Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
- African American jazz musicians -- Biography.
- Saxophonists -- United States -- Biography.
- Webster, Ben.
- Musiciens de jazz -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
- African American jazz musicians.
- Jazz musicians.
- United States.