Tag Archives: Ben Webster

Episode19 Jazz

1. Ron Carter – Woolaphant, Milestone
2. Kenny Burrell – Rock salt, Blue Note
3. Jimmy Smith – Dancin on the ceiling, Guest Star Records
4. Sonny Rollins – Playing on the yard, Milestone
5. Andrew Hill – Morning flower, SleepleChase Records
6. Hank Mobley – Hanks’s other souL, Blue Note
7. Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster – Shine on the Harvest Moon, Verve
8. Lionel Hampton – At the Woodchoppers ball, Joker
9. Johnny Hodges and his Orchestra – Squatty roo, Verve
10. Thelonius Monk – Reflections, Prestige
11. Art Blakey – Dawn on the Desert, Roulette Records
12. Larry Young – Tyrone, Blue Note

Episode17 Jazz

1. the George Shearing Quintet – the Beb-bop Irishman, Capitol
2. Ben Webster – Jive at six, Metro
3. Cliff Jordan and John Gilmore – Billie’s bounce, Blue Note
4. Buck Clayton and Big Joe Turner – Honeysuckle rose, Fontana
5. Lionel Hampton – Hamp’s got the blues, Timeless Records
6. Horace Silver – Senor blues, Blue Note
7. Thelonious Monk – Epistrophy, Riverside
8. Coleman Hawkins / Roy Eldridge / Howard McGee – the Blue room, Ozone
9. Roland Kirk with Jack McDuff – Skaters waltz, Prestige
10. Cecil Taylor – Conquistador, Blue Note
11. Art Blakey Quartet – Blues back, Jasmine
12. Dizzy Gillespie – Here t’ is, Philips

Ben Webster

During the eight years where Ben Webster lived in Denmark (he died here in 1973), he did not have a personal manager or agent to take care of his artistic rights. In 1972 he joined up with Billy Moore Jr., former arranger for Jimmie Lunceford, among others. Mr. Moore took it upon him to clarify Webster’s present and past recording history in an attempt to secure all the means and royalties that Webster was legally entitled to – but rarely received – from the different companies that kept reissuing Webster on LP and CD. After Webster’s death Billy Moore Jr. took the initiative to create The Ben Webster Foundation together with the trustee of Webster’s estate. Since Webster’s only legal heir, Mr. Harley Robinson in Los Angeles, gladly assigned his rights to the foundation, The Ben Webster Foundation was confirmed by The Queen of Denmark’s Seal in 1976. In the Foundation’s trust deed, one of the initial paragraphs reads: ‘to support the issemination of jazz in Denmark’. The board of the Foundation consists of friends and relations of Ben Webster. It is a beneficial Foundation, where Webster’s annual royalties are conveyed back to musicians, both in Denmark and the US. An annual Ben Webster Prize is awarded to a young, but outstanding musician. The prize is not grand, but considered highly prestigious. During the years, several American musicians have visited Denmark with the help of the Foundation, and concerts, a few recording and other jazz related events have been supported. First of all the Foundation monitors Ben Webster’s artistic rights and has a keen eye for the many reissues of his music that pop up all over the world, sometimes more or less legal and often dubious with regard to technical quality and musical validity. The Foundation has been in charge now for 29 year, and it is rewarding to observe that Ben Webster’s outstanding music is still being enjoyed all over the globe. The Foundation is ready to keep working in Webster’s spirit for years to come.



  1. Ben Webster – Late Date, Metro Records
  2. Ben WebsterJive at six, Metro
  3. Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben WebsterShine on the Harvest Moon, Verve

Episode05 Jazz

1. John Coltrane – Equinox, BBE
2. Gemini – Ecstasy, Fantasy Records
3. George Braith – Home Street, Blue Note
4. Miles Davis – How Deep is the Ocean, Blue Note
5. Miles Davis – Out of Nowhere, Mr. Pickwick
6. Sun Ra – Ankhnation, Saturn
7. the Jahari Massamba Unit ft. Karriem Riggins Trio – Umoja, Stones Throw
8. Ben Webster – Late Date, Metro Records
9. Kenny Dorham – Venita´s Dance, Blue Note
10. Jef Gilson avec Hal Singer – Chant Inca, Kindred Spirits
11. Benny Goodman – Tiger Rag, Quintessence Jazz
12. Sun Ra – Sun_Earth Rock, Saturn

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