Ben Webster: His Life and Music

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Berkeley Hills Books, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 280 pages
"De Valk tells the whole story of Ben's life and times, beginning with his years as a piano player, his switch to saxophone in Kansas City bands, his glory years with the Duke, tours with Jazz at the Philharmonic, and years abroad playing with local and expatriate musicians. The author has interviewed dozens of Ben's friends, fellow musicians, and surviving relatives. He sheds light on his complex personality, as well as the secret of his seductive sound. There is a select discography and many photos from all phases of Webster's career."--BOOK JACKET.

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