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Someone to watch over me : the life and music of Ben Webster

Author: Frank Büchmann-Møller
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2006.
Series: Jazz perspectives (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For a half century, Ben Webster, one of the "big three" of swing tenors - along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young - was one of the best-known and most popular saxophonists." "Early in his career, Webster worked with many of the greatest orchestras of the time, including those led by Willie Bryant, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson, Andy Kirk, Bennie Moten, and Teddy Wilson. In 1940 Webster became
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Büchmann-Møller, Frank.
Someone to watch over me.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607793238
Online version:
Büchmann-Møller, Frank.
Someone to watch over me.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607797740
Named Person: Ben Webster; Ben Webster; Ben Webster, Musiker.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Büchmann-Møller
ISBN: 0472114700 9780472114702
OCLC Number: 61758011
Description: xiv, 369 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Kansas City childhood (1909-1927) --
From piano to saxophone (1927-1931) --
From Kansas City to New York (1931-1934) --
From smack to Duke (1934-1940) --
Golden years with Ellington (1940-1943) --
From Fifty-Second Street to Kansas City (1943-1949) --
From Kansas City to Monterey (1949-1959) --
Last years in the United States (1959-1964) --
First years in Europe (1964-1966) --
The Dutch years (1966-1969) --
The last busy years in Denmark (1969-1973).
Series Title: Jazz perspectives (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Responsibility: Frank Büchmann-Møller.
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"For a half century, Ben Webster, one of the "big three" of swing tenors - along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young - was one of the best-known and most popular saxophonists." "Early in his career, Webster worked with many of the greatest orchestras of the time, including those led by Willie Bryant, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson, Andy Kirk, Bennie Moten, and Teddy Wilson. In 1940 Webster became Duke Ellington's first major tenor soloist, and during the next three years he played on many famous recordings, including "Cotton Tail."".

"Someone to Watch Over Me tells, for the first time, the complete story of Ben Webster's brilliant and troubled career. For this comprehensive study of Webster, author Frank Buchmann-Moller interview more than fifty people in the United States and Europe, and he includes numerous translated excerpts from European periodicals and newspapers, none previously available in English. In addition, the author studies every know Webster recording and film, including many private recordings from Webster's home collection not available to the public."--BOOK JACKET.

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