FRANK FOSTER

Hard Bop / Progressive Big Band / Soul Jazz • United States
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Frank Foster (b. 21 September 1928) is an American tenor and soprano saxophonist, arranger, and composer, who is best known for his work in different periods with the Count Basie orchestra, as well as under his own name. His playing style has been influenced by that of John Coltrane, but has remained very much his own.

Foster was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and educated at Wilberforce University. In 1949 he played in Detroit with local musicians such as Wardell Gray, and on finishing his military service in 1953 he joined Basie's big band. Aside from his tenor playing, Foster contributed both arrangements and originals to the band's book (his best-known composition being "Shiny Stockings"), and when he left Basie in 1964, he worked as a freelance composer, providing material for such stars as Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra. His time with Basie had also seen him work outside the band,
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FRANK FOSTER Here Comes Frank Foster album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Here Comes Frank Foster
Hard Bop 1954
FRANK FOSTER North, South, East.....Wess album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
North, South, East.....Wess
Hard Bop 1956
FRANK FOSTER No' Count album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No' Count
Hard Bop 1956
FRANK FOSTER Basie is Our Boss album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie is Our Boss
Hard Bop 1963
FRANK FOSTER Soul Outing! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Outing!
Hard Bop 1966
FRANK FOSTER Fearless Frank Foster album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fearless Frank Foster
Hard Bop 1966
FRANK FOSTER Manhattan Fever album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manhattan Fever
Hard Bop 1968
FRANK FOSTER The Loud Minority album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Loud Minority
Progressive Big Band 1974
FRANK FOSTER Giant Steps album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Giant Steps
Progressive Big Band 1975
FRANK FOSTER Here And Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Here And Now
Soul Jazz 1976
FRANK FOSTER Bursting Out! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bursting Out!
Progressive Big Band 1978
FRANK FOSTER Frank Foster And The Loud Minority : Manhattan Fever album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Foster And The Loud Minority : Manhattan Fever
Progressive Big Band 1978
FRANK FOSTER Frank Foster & The Loud Minority Big Band : Shiny Stockings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Foster & The Loud Minority Big Band : Shiny Stockings
Progressive Big Band 1979
FRANK FOSTER Twelve Shades Of Black : For All Intents and Purposes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Twelve Shades Of Black : For All Intents and Purposes
Hard Bop 1979
FRANK FOSTER The House That Love Built album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The House That Love Built
Hard Bop 1982
FRANK FOSTER Frank Foster + Frank Wess ‎: Two For The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Foster + Frank Wess ‎: Two For The Blues
Hard Bop 1984
FRANK FOSTER Frank Foster, Frank Wess ‎: Frankly Speaking album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Foster, Frank Wess ‎: Frankly Speaking
Hard Bop 1985
FRANK FOSTER Frank Foster And SDR Big Band  : A Fresh Taste Of The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Foster And SDR Big Band : A Fresh Taste Of The Blues
Progressive Big Band 1996
FRANK FOSTER Leo Rising album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leo Rising
Hard Bop 1997
FRANK FOSTER Frank Foster & Loud Minority Band : Well Water album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Foster & Loud Minority Band : Well Water
Progressive Big Band 2007

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FRANK FOSTER Live At The N'Hita Jazz Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The N'Hita Jazz Club
Hard Bop 1979
FRANK FOSTER Live At The N'Hita Jazz Club 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The N'Hita Jazz Club "A Blues Ain't Nothing But A Trip"
Hard Bop 1981
FRANK FOSTER The Frank Foster Non Electric Company album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Frank Foster Non Electric Company
Hard Bop 1987
FRANK FOSTER Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swing
Hard Bop 1998
FRANK FOSTER Frank Foster's Loud Minority Big Band : We Do It Diff'rent album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Foster's Loud Minority Big Band : We Do It Diff'rent
Progressive Big Band 2003

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FRANK FOSTER Frank Foster, Elmo Hope ‎: Wail frank Wail album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Foster, Elmo Hope ‎: Wail frank Wail
Hard Bop 1956
FRANK FOSTER Frank Foster And Frank Wess ‎: 2 Franks Please album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Foster And Frank Wess ‎: 2 Franks Please
Hard Bop 1980

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