The nickname ”The Brute and the Beautiful” was aptly given to tenor saxophonist Ben Webster. He became famous for his beautiful sound which gave his ballad playing a unique touch of tenderness, while his playing in faster tempos was virile and filled with growl, and when sober he was the kindest and gentlest man, witty and entertaining and the natural center of the gathering, while he was unpredictable and violent when he had consumed too much of alcohol. Despite this Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde-personality he was a much loved musician and recorded a fair amount of excellent records…'Soulville' being among the best.
VMP Edition Features:
- 180g black vinyl
- Embossed numbering on the back of the jacket (up to 7,500)
- Never before on vinyl bonus track, “Boogie Woogie”
- Etched center lab...