GLIMT FRA DEN STORE BEN WEBSTER PRISFEST I KRUDTTØNDEN TORSDAG 26. MARTS 2015
Ben Websterprisen 2015: Uffe Steen
Uffe Steen, guitar. Henrik Gunde, piano. Lennart Ginman, bas. Jeppe Gram, trommer.
Ærespris: Vincent Nilsson
Vincent Nilsson, basun. Steen Hansen, basun. Ole Kock Hansen, piano. Alex Riel. Trommer.
GUITAR MASTER WINS PRIZE
In a well attended concert The Ben Webster Prize was celebrated at ’Krudttønden’ (The Gunpowder Barrell) where we have been before. The brilliant but until now not so well-known guitarist UFFE STEEN who mainly perform his magic in Jutland and Fyen gave a happy and inspired concert with Henrik Gunde, piano, Lennart Ginman,bas and Jeppe Gram, drums. Broad smiles all over.
Frank Büchman-Møller, author, jazz archivist and member of the board, motivated the choice in a speech where he hailed Steen for not repeating himself, always inspired and in full control of his instrument. (look up Uffe Steen on Youtube and get a taste).
The Special Honorary Prize was given to trombonist and arranger Vincent Nilsson who has spread his great tone and phrasing in Denmarks Radio Big Band for more than 40 years – lately with his great CD ‘Spirituals’. He was accompanied with former Prize-winners Ole Kock Hansen, Bo Stief and Alex Riel… plus his trombone partner Steen Hansen in some smashing duets.
Henrik Bolberg performed ‘Squeeze me” in a Flugelhorn-salute of the Foundations honorary member Clark Terry who departed last month, 94 years old and a dear friend of Webster.
All the music had a special quality, performed by the best of the best.
For a closer the two prize-winners joined in a ‘Blues for Webster’.
This was the 39’tre time the Ben Webster Prize was celebrated. A day short of the tenor masters birthday.
Henrik Wolsgaard-Iversen, Frank Büchmann-Møller, prisvinder 2015 Uffe Steen
Henrik Wolsgaard-Iversen, æresprisvinder 2015 Vincent Nilsson
Steen Hansen, Vincent Nilsson, Bo Stief
Uffe Steen, Vincent Nilsson
Henrik Bolberg, Alex Riel, Bo Stief, Ole Kock Hansen
Check you discography. You won't find it. Previously unreleased recordings.
BEN WEBSTER, tenor sax
TORE SANDNAES, piano
BORJ ALTERHAUG, bass
KJELL JOHANSE, drums
Recorded at Pub Trondhjem, Norway, March 17, 1970.
Storyville Records in agreement with the Ben Webster Foundation
The Ben Webster Foundation
The mission of The Ben Webster Foundation is to keep the music and the memory of one of the worlds finest tenor saxophonists alive. Ben Webster (27.3.1909-20.9.1973) spent his last years in Denmark.
►Check out all known gigs by Ben Webster from 1925 to 1973.
Listed by Frank Brückmann Møller, member of the Ben Webster Foundation
See all the Ben Webster prize winners
Then Ben Webster Foundation supports Jazz in Denmark. Since 1977 we have given a yearly prize to numerous of Danish jazz musicians.
►all the prizewinners