American jazz saxophonist (1909–1973) generally regarded, along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young, as one of the three greatest ‘swing tenors.’ ALS signed “Ben,” two pages, lightly-lined, 5.75 x 8.25, 1968. Letter to Claire Gordon. In part: “I saw Alan DuBois in Switzerland some time ago, and he gave me some money, however I don’t remember the exact amount, and I saw Jimmy Woodie Sat. night here in Amsterdam, and he said he had some money for me. Please don’t worry about it. The thing about it is, poor Rex is gone. What a severe shock it was to me, when I heard the sad news. It’s funny, how in a matter of seconds, things that happened almost thirty years ago flash across your mind…So far, gig wise, things have been O.K. For me of course, I’m a little fat, smile, you know how I love to eat and drink beer.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Webster’s hand, and signed on the reverse in the return address areas, “B. Webster.” RR Auction COA. Learn more about Larry Rafferty.
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