Early in his occupation, Webster labored with some of the maximum orchestras of the time, together with these led via Willie Bryant, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson, Andy Kirk, Bennie Moten, and Teddy Wilson. In 1940 Webster turned Duke Ellington's first significant tenor soloist, and through the subsequent 3 years he performed on many recognized recordings, together with "Cotton Tail."
Someone to monitor Over Me tells, for the 1st time, the whole tale of Ben Webster's awesome and afflicted occupation. For this finished research of Webster, writer Frank Büchmann-Møller interviewed greater than fifty humans within the usa and Europe, and he comprises various translated excerpts from eu periodicals and newspapers, none formerly to be had in English. moreover, the writer reports each identified Webster recording and picture, together with many deepest recordings from Webster's domestic assortment now not to be had to the public.
Exhaustively researched, this can be a a lot wanted and lengthy past due research of the lifestyles and song of 1 of jazz's most vital artists.