Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster - Blue Saxophones

by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster


Ben Webster was considered one of the ‘big three’ of swing tenors along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. ‘Blue Saxophones’ is a studio album recorded in 1957 by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster. Accompanied by a rhythm section with Herb Ellis guitar, Alvin Stoller drums and Ray Brown on double bass led by Oscar Peterson. They just blend together beautifully, and with the great Oscar Peterson on piano, the approach is always very tasteful. This encounter shows the two veterans at the peaks of their powers. Most of the album is a relaxed meeting of old friends, though. Coleman and Webster duet beautifully on the heads of “La Rosita” and “It Never Entered My Mind”.

1x 12" LP

A1. Tangerine
A2. La Rosita
A3. Cocktails For Two
A4. Shine On Harvest Moon
A5. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
B1. Blues For Yolande
B2. Maria
B3. It Never Entered My Mind
B4. Prisoner of Love


    Vinyl Passion, 2018 Reissue

    Originally released 1959