Dirty Ole Blues

Ben Webster and Charlie Shavers

Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1971

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It was 1971 and the year that Ben Webster would rejoin Duke Ellington for a few sessions. In his earlier years, when he first joined Ellington’s orchestra, Webster could already count legendary Ellington soloist Johnny Hodges as one of his chief influences.

Charlie Shavers was a trumpeter who would become famous for jamming with Billie Holiday, Ellington, and Roy Eldridge.


Ben Webster, tenor sax
Charlie Shavers, trumpet
Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass
Niels Jurgen Steen, piano
Finn Ziegler, violin
Jorn Elniff, drums


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