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Ben Webster & Tete Montoliu Trio - Gentle Ben (1972) Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

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Ben Webster & Tete Montoliu Trio - Gentle Ben (1972) Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

Ben Webster & Tete Montoliu Trio - Gentle Ben (1972) Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Scans ~ 178 Mb | Time: 00:56:22
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Discmedi | # DM5182-02

This aptly named set was recorded on November 28, 1972, in Barcelona, Spain. Although many of Ben Webster's European sessions suffered when compared to his American ones, this outing is one of the exceptions, due in no small part to the fluid piano work of Tete Montoliu. Supported by a rhythm section of Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums, both Webster and Montoliu have plenty of room to breathe, and the result is a wonderful and pleasant set highlighted by the opening track, "Ben's Blues," and an easy, elegant version of "Sweet Georgia Brown." Webster's trademark breathy tenor sax tone is in full supply here, but the real revelation is Montoliu, who proves to be a marvelous jazz pianist, making Gentle Ben somewhat of an overlooked gem.