Someone To Watch Over Me – 1965

Ben Webster

A beautiful ballad statement

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Ben Webster (1909-1973) always had his own sound and style on the tenor.

Webster, who was usually rather raspy and fiery on uptempo tunes, could purr like a pussycat on ballads.

The latter quality is heard throughout this tender version of “Someone To Watch Over Me,” performed before a private audience at the legendary Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen on January 21, 1965.

Webster, who had recently moved to Europe, is joined by pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and drummer Ole Streenberg.

-Scott Yanow


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