Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate (2014)



Thirteen tracks, perfect for dancing.. with a big mix of tempos - Balboa, Lindy and Blues. And not bad for listening either!
Celebrated ‘King of Swing’, New York pianist Gordon Webster, met Melbourne’s Hetty Kate on the bandstand at Jumptown Jam 2013 amidst a crowded dance hall full of twirling skirts and dapper gentlemen. Thanks to Swing Patrol, Jumptown Swing and exuberant supportive dancers, Gordon and Hetty recorded an album in New York in October 2013.. and they released it in April 2014. 

This couldn’t have been done without the love and support of Australia’s swing scene, and we’re so thrilled that we had the opportunity to collaborate together WITH YOU and make the first USA and Australian dance cd. This album has also been generously sponsored by Swing Patrol Australia and Jumptown Swing in Canberra! Thank you! x


Well Gordon barely needs any introduction as he’s the number one pianist and bandleader for dancers, Gordon Webster regularly tours around the world, often invited to Europe and Asia as well as touring regularly across the USA. Drawing on influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, Gordon passionately serves up a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic.. irresistible danceability! (www.gordonwebsterswings.com)

Gordon and Hetty are joined by an all star New York Band (with a cameo from Australian trombonist Shannon Barnett), and so this is an album that really swings!


1.  Button Up Your Overcoat (DeSylva / Brown / Henderson) 172bpm
2.  Blitzkreig Baby (You Can't Bomb Me) (Fisher / Fisher) 159bpm
3.  Peek-a-boo (Springer / Adler) 130bpm
4.  Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy (Gallop / Wood) 175bpm
5.  How D'ya Like To Love Me? (Loesser / Lane) 139bpm
6.  Eight, Nine & Ten (Henderson / Lewis) 172bpm
7.  There's Frost On The Moon (Young / Ahlert) 184bpm
8.  Busy Line (Semos / Stanton) 216bpm
9.  Sweet Lover No More (Frishberg) 100bpm
10.  I Wanna Be Around (Vimmerstedt / Mercer) 98bpm
11.  Hard Hearted Hannah (Yellen / Ager / Bigelow / Bates) 104bpm
12.  Besame Mucho (Velasquez / Skylar) 110bpm
13.  I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City (Rene / Lange) 58bpm

You can visit Swing Patrol Australia here: www.swingpatrol.com.au and Jumptown Swing here: www.jumptown.org

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