FRANK WESS

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One of the first major jazz flutists, Frank Wess was also a top Lester Young-influenced tenor man, 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 the 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. Wess subsequently freelanced in countless settings, playing with Clark Terry's big band, the New York Jazz Quartet (with Roland Hanna) during the second half read more...
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FRANK WESS The Frank Wess Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Frank Wess Quintet
Bop 1954
FRANK WESS The Frank Wess Sextet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Frank Wess Sextet
Bop 1954
FRANK WESS North, South, East...Wess album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
North, South, East...Wess
Bop 1956
FRANK WESS Opus In Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Opus In Swing
Bop 1956
FRANK WESS Trombones and Flute album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trombones and Flute
Bop 1956
FRANK WESS Jazz Is Busting Out All Over album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Is Busting Out All Over
Bop 1957
FRANK WESS Jazz For Playboys (with Joe Newman ; Kenny Burrell ; Eddie Jones ; Freddie Greene ; Ed Thigpen ; Gus Johnson) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz For Playboys (with Joe Newman ; Kenny Burrell ; Eddie Jones ; Freddie Greene ; Ed Thigpen ; Gus Johnson)
Bop 1957
FRANK WESS Wheelin' And Dealin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wheelin' And Dealin'
Bop 1957
FRANK WESS Frank Wess - Bobby Jaspar - Seldon Powell : The Spirit Of Charlie Parker album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Wess - Bobby Jaspar - Seldon Powell : The Spirit Of Charlie Parker
Bop 1958
FRANK WESS The Frank Wess Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Frank Wess Quartet
Bop 1960
FRANK WESS Southern Comfort album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Southern Comfort
Bop 1962
FRANK WESS Yo Ho! Frank Wess Poor You, Little Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yo Ho! Frank Wess Poor You, Little Me
Bop 1963
FRANK WESS Steamin' (with Kenny Burrell) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Steamin' (with Kenny Burrell)
Bop 1963
FRANK WESS The Award Winner album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Award Winner
Bop 1964
FRANK WESS Wess To Memphis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wess To Memphis
Bop 1971
FRANK WESS Flute Of The Loom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flute Of The Loom
Bop 1973
FRANK WESS Flute Juice (aka Battle Royal aka The Flute Mastery Of Frank Wess) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flute Juice (aka Battle Royal aka The Flute Mastery Of Frank Wess)
Bop 1981
FRANK WESS Frank Wess And Johnny Coles ‎: Two At The Top album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Wess And Johnny Coles ‎: Two At The Top
Bop 1983
FRANK WESS I Hear Ya Talkin' (aka Opus De Blues) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Hear Ya Talkin' (aka Opus De Blues)
Bop 1984
FRANK WESS Frank Wess Meets The Paris-Barcelona Swing Connection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Wess Meets The Paris-Barcelona Swing Connection
Bop 1992
FRANK WESS Going Wess album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Going Wess
Bop 1993
FRANK WESS Tryin' to Make My Blues Turn Green album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tryin' to Make My Blues Turn Green
Bop 1994
FRANK WESS Once Is Not Enough album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Once Is Not Enough
Bop 2009
FRANK WESS Ménage à Bleu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ménage à Bleu
Bop 2012
FRANK WESS Magic 101 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Magic 101
Cool Jazz 2013
FRANK WESS Magic 201 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Magic 201
Cool Jazz 2013

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FRANK WESS Dear Mr. Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dear Mr. Basie
Bop 1990
FRANK WESS Entre Nous album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Entre Nous
Big Band 1991
FRANK WESS Surprise! Surprise! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Surprise! Surprise!
Bop 1996

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FRANK WESS The Flute Mastery Of Frank Wess album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Flute Mastery Of Frank Wess
Bop 1988
FRANK WESS The Long Road album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Long Road
Bop 2000
FRANK WESS North, South, East... Wess and No Count album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
North, South, East... Wess and No Count
Bop 2012
FRANK WESS Two at the Top album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two at the Top
Bop 2012
FRANK WESS Opus de Blues. Frank Wess & Thad Jones Septets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Opus de Blues. Frank Wess & Thad Jones Septets
Bop 2012

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