Quotes by Ben Webster

About Ben Webster:

Benjamin Francis Webster is considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Known affectionately as "The Brute", or "Frog", he had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with growls), yet on ballads he played with warmth and sentiment. Stylistically he was indebted to alto star Johnny Hodges, who, he said, taught him to play his instrument.

Author Bio

  • NameBen Webster
  • DescriptionAmerican saxophonist
  • BornMarch 27, 1909
  • DiedSeptember 20, 1973
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionSaxophonist; Composer; Jazz Musician