Doc: Ben Webster in Europe


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In this 31-minute documentary of Ben Webster in Europe in 1967, there are whimsical moments and moments of great artistry. In '67, Webster moved to Amsterdam for a year, where director Johan van der Keuken captured him on film between March and June. It's a vastly humanistic mid-length portrait that showcases Webster's sense of humor and his enormous skill on the tenor saxophone. A special thanks to Gerard Sikma in Rotterdam for sending along the link. For more on the director, go here.

Johan van der Keuken died in 2001; Ben Webster died in 1973.

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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