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In Hannover Germany 1973
In Hannover Germany 1973
Actors: Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster, Niels-Henning rsted Pedersen
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2006     0hr 55min


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Actors: Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster, Niels-Henning rsted Pedersen
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jazz
Studio: Impro-Jazz Spain
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/22/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Two of the greats
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 03/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well this is quite something. The DVD cover might lead you to believe this is old grainy black and white film of Webster. But no, its colour film taken from a concert in Hanover in December 1972.

Sadly Ben Webster only lived 9 months after this recording. However if his playing isn't as fluid as it was back in the 50's its a joy to see him here, still in fine form. He's backed by the Oscar Peterson trio, with the late Neils Pedersen on bass.

They play:
1. Poutin' (a Webster original)
2. Sunday
3. I Got It Bad and That Aint Good
4. Perdido
5. Come Sunday
6. For All We Know
7. Cottontail

This part of the DVD lasts 55mins, the sound is good, and the playing is superb. As a bonus there are 3 extra tracks, "Ben's Blues" "In A Mellow Tone" and "Autumn Leaves" (a Peterson Piano solo). These tracks are audio only and were not filmed by German TV.

For any Jazz fan this is an essential purchase.
Ben's last great concert
A. P. Van Kampen | krommenie, Netherlands | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't let the cover fool you: Hannover, Germany 1973 should in fact be: 1972 ! But the concert is just great. During his long career Ben Webster did many fine records, but to these ears his best were together with the Oscar Peterson Trio. These records for Verve in the 50ths and 60ths were studio recordings, but this one, broadcasted in colour for German television, is live ! Actually it was the second part of a splendid concert. The first part was a solo concert by Oscar Peterson, who was during the 70ths at the peak of his powers. For the second part Oscar Peterson used NHOP, The Viking, the fastest bassplayer ever, while Ben had his longtime drummer at his side: Tony Inzalaco. As always Ben is sitting on a chair and very much enjoyed playing with his old friend: Oscar. The greatest jazzpianist ever, also had a ball and gives Ben all the support he needed. This is not only a great concert, but also one with historical value. First this is the only recorded live recording of these giants, Second it was the last great concert of Uncle Ben, as he died the next year in Amsterdam.
It is a great concert, with love and understanding, and I enjoyed every minute of it!

Arnold van Kampen, writer about jazz, Netherlands."
rayjazz | las vegas, NV | 11/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The other reviewers were right on the mark. This is a
top notch DVD, well filmed, great sound, material per-
fectly suited to this world class crew. What makes this
session truly great, it's the musicians. These men are
true masters and they love what they do, one can see it
in their faces. This DVD is a must have, and the only
thing you will not like, is that the audio only portion,
wasn't filmed with this concert. I say that only because
I didn't want this to end, so I played it over after
listening to the audio, and imagine this crew in action."