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     Frank Wess

Born: Jan 4, 1922 in Kansas City, MO
Died: October 30, 2013 in New York, New York
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Bop, Cool, Swing
Instruments: Flute, Arranger, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)

One of the first major jazz flutists, Frank Wess has also been a top Lester Young-influenced tenorman, an expert first altoist, and an occasional composer/arranger - certainly a valuable man to have around. Early on he toured with Blanche Calloway, served in the military, and had stints with Billy Eckstine Orchestra (1946), Eddie Heywood, Lucky Millinder, and R&B star Bull Moose Jackson. That was all just a prelude to Wess' important period with Count Basie's big band, from 1953-1964. His flute playing, so expertly utilized in Neal Hefti's arrangements, gave the Basie Orchestra a fresh new sound, and his cool-toned tenor contrasted well with the more passionate sound of fellow tenor Frank Foster; Wess also had opportunities to play alto with the classic big band. Since that time, Wess has freelanced in countless settings, playing with Clark Terry's big band, the New York Quartet (with Roland Hanna) during the second half of the 1970s, Dameronia (1981-1985), and Toshiko Akiyoshi's big band, and has also had occasional reunions with Frank Foster. Frank Wess has led sessions for Commodore (1954), Savoy, Prestige, Moodsville, Pablo (with Foster), Progressive, Uptown, Concord, and Town Crier.

-Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
hpnewyork.com/music/musicians/FrankWess/Frank.html About, works
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=11275 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Wess About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Wess About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Frank Wess - 'Jazz For Playboys' - 1957, Savoy
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Dorothy Ashby - 'In A Minor Groove' - 1958, Prestige
 Kenny Burrell - 'Monday Stroll' - 1994, Savoy Jazz
 Ron Carter - 'Parade' - 1979, Parade, Prospekt
 Junior Mance - 'Opus De Funk' - 1993, Absord
  как соисполнитель ...
 Gene Ammons - 'Angel Eyes' - 1960, OJC
 Count Basie - 'April In Paris' - 1956, Verve
 Count Basie - 'Basie Land' - 1963, Verve
 Count Basie - 'Kansas City Suite: The Music Of Benny Carter' - 1960, Roulette
 Count Basie - 'Swinging, Singing, Playing' - 2009, Mack Avenue
 Benny Carter - 'Harlem Renaissance' - 1992, Musicmasters
 Benny Carter - 'Over The Rainbow' - 1989, Musicmasters
 Bill Charlap - 'Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul' - 2005, Blue Note
 Bill Charlap - 'Stardust' - 2002, Prospekt, Blue Note
 Ray Charles - 'The Genius Of Ray Charles' - 1959, Atlantic, M&A Group, Planet Music
 John Coltrane - 'Wheelin' & Dealin'' - 1957, Prestige-OJC
 Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella And Basie!' - 1963, Verve
 Ella Fitzgerald - 'One O'clock Jump' - 1956, Verve Forecast
 Roberta Flack - 'Chapter Two' - 1970, Atlantic
 Aretha Franklin - 'Soul'69. Spirit In The Dark' - 1969, Rhino, Витаком
 Dexter Gordon - 'Sophisticated Giant' - 1979, Legacy, Columbia
 Lionel Hampton - 'Dizzy Spells' - 1977, Jazz Hour, Jazz Time
 Gene Harris - 'At Tawn Hall, N.Y.C' - 1989, Concord Jazz
 Johnny Hodges - '3 Shades Of Blue' - 1970, Flying, Galactic
 Elvin Jones - 'Time Capsule' - 1977, Universe
 Etta Jones - 'Don't Go To Strangers' - 1990, OJC, Fantasy
 Thad Jones - 'After Hours' - 1957, Prestige
 Thad Jones - 'The Fabulous: Thad Jones' - 1958, Debut Records, OJC
 Beverly Kenney - 'Sings With Jimmy Jones & The Basie-ites' - 1956, Fresh Sound
 Freddie King - 'My Feeling For The Blues' - 1972, Atlantic
 Howard McGhee - 'Here Comes Freddy' - 1976, Sonet
 New York Jazz Quartet - 'Blues For Sarka' - 1998, Enja
 New York Jazz Quartet - 'In Concert In Japan' - 1975, Salvation Records
 New York Jazz Quartet - 'Song Of The Black Knight' - 1978, Sonet
 New York Jazz Quartet - 'Surge' - 1993, Enja
 Claus Ogerman - 'A Man And His Music' - 2004, Verve
 Mary Stallings - 'Remember Love' - 2005, Half Note
 Clark Terry - 'Clark Terry's Big B-A-D Band Live At Buddy's Place' - 1970, Vanguard, Universe
 Mel Torme - 'At The Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival In Japan '90' - 1990, Concord Jazz
 Mel Torme - 'Night At The Concord Pavillion' - 1990, Concord Jazz
 Grover Washington Jr. - 'The Best Is Yet To Come' - 1982, Elektra
 Dinah Washington - 'The Fats Waller Songbook' - 1957, GRP

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