expected late july / early august 2021
Ben Webster: Live At Pio's
Cat No: ENJA2038
Format: 180 gram LP x 1 single sleeve
Re-mastering by: Cicely Baston at Alchemy/Air Mastering
A great small club date from Ben Webster – different than some of his European concerts of his final years, in that this one was done at a lounge in Rhode Island, and maybe has a bit more bite and focus overall! The tracks are short, and Webster gets superb rhythm accompaniment from the trio of Junior Mance on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – who really come out swinging, and push Ben to take some of his boldest solos of the period – plenty of bite throughout, and a fire that you don't always hear on his other 60s recordings. Titles include "Cookin For T", "Sunday", "Pennies From Heaven", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Gone With The Wind".
© 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
Side A: 1. Cookin’ For T 2. Gone With The Wind 3. Sunday
Side B: 1. Pennies From Heaven 2. How Long Has This Been Going On
3. Sometimes I’m Happy
Personnel: Ben Webster – tenor saxophone
Junior Mance – piano
Bob Cranshaw – bass
Mickey Roker - drums
Produced by Horst Weber & Matthias Wincklemann
Recorded by Tom diPietro live at Pio’s Lodge, Rhode Island, Feb 18, 1964