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Ben Webster: Gentle Ben        (1 of 4 found this review helpful)
  September 1, 2014

Hard to recommend this from either a performance or sound viewpoint. It is second tier Webster, late in the game, a rather limpid MOR session in Ben's late, breathy ballad style. But the sound is terrible, cut at a very low level indicating that there may well have been a gain reduction applied at ... more
Eric Alexander Quartet: Gentle Ballads V      (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  August 30, 2014

The Gentle Ballads series follows the usual Venus pattern. A solid player of the day, Eric Alexander, agreeing to play a straight ahead set in a conservative, MOR way, very un-representative of the music he usually makes. Musically, this is solid if inessential, but is completely ruined by the Venus ... more

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