Frank Wess Quartet

Frank Wess - The Frank Wess Quartet (1960) {Prestige-Moodsville OJCCD-1103-2 rel 2004}

Frank Wess - The Frank Wess Quartet (1960) {Prestige-Moodsville OJCCD-1103-2 rel 2004}
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© 1960, 2004 Prestige / Moodsville / Fantasy | OJCCD-1103-2
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Flute / Saxophone

Frank Wess has long been one of the most underrated flautists in jazz, but it's his primary instrument on this CD reissue of a Moodsville LP recorded in 1960. With fine accompaniment by piano master Tommy Flanagan, bassist Eddie Jones and drummer Bobby Donaldson, the leader's lyrical chops are evident in Alec Wilder's rarely performed ballad "It's So Peaceful in the Country." The light Latin setting of "Star Eyes" initially spotlights Flanagan's elegant piano, with the rhythm switching gears as Wess works his magic on flute. Flanagan alone introduces the dreamy interpretation of "But Beautiful," while Wess will melt any heart with his gorgeous flute solo.

Frank Wess: The Frank Wess Quartet  Music

Posted by zerumuga at Feb. 14, 2008
Frank Wess: The Frank Wess Quartet

Frank Wess: The Frank Wess Quartet
Jazz | 1960 | Flac 251,6 MB | Mp3 320Kbps 96,6 MB | Time 37:58 | Covers

The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra - Dear Mr. Basie (1989)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 31, 2018
The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra - Dear Mr. Basie (1989)

The Frank Wess - Harry Edison Orchestra - Dear Mr. Basie (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 380.48 Mb + 23.41 Mb (Scans) | 1:06:25
Big Band, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Concrod Jazz - CCD-4420

Frank Wellington Wess (January 4, 1922 – October 30, 2013) was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist. In addition to his extensive solo work, Wess is remembered for his time in Count Basie's band from the early 1950s into the '60s. Critic Scott Yannow described him as one of the premier proteges of Lester Young, and a leading jazz flautist of his era – using the later instrument to bring new colors to Basie's music.

Frank Wess - Trombones & Flute (1956) [Reissue 1992] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 25, 2018
Frank Wess - Trombones & Flute (1956) [Reissue 1992] (Repost)

Frank Wess - Trombones & Flute (1956) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 142 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nippon/Savoy Jazz (SV-0190)

The album, recorded for Savoy in July 1956, paired Wess on flute with four trombonists - Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Benny Powell and Bill Hughes. They were backed by Ronnell Bright (p), Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b) and Kenny Clarke (d). The gorgeous arrangements were by Frank Foster. At the time, Wess, Foster, Coker, Powell, Hughes, Green and Jones were all members of Count Basie's New Testament band while Ronnell Bright would periodically sub for Basie into the 1980s. In 1956, to hold his band together, Basie let his musicians make extra money recording as leaders during the band's down time…

Frank Wess Nonet - Once Is Not Enough (2009)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 22, 2017
Frank Wess Nonet - Once Is Not Enough (2009)

Frank Wess Nonet - Once Is Not Enough (2009)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62 min | 144 MB
Label: Labeth Music | Rel:2009

Known affectionately as "Magic" to his professional colleagues, saxophonist/flautist Frank Wess is a living legend in the jazz world. His résumé includes stints with Billy Eckstine, the Clark Terry Big Band and a decade performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, and he is recognized as one of the first major flautists to have an impact on the music. Once Is Not Enough is an audacious recording that follows his most recent collaboration with Hank Jones on Hank and Frank II (Lineage Records, 2009), with six original compositions and three covers tastefully arranged to feature the many soloists on his hand-picked nine-piece ensemble. Among the members of the Frank Wess Nonet are trumpeters Terell Stafford and Frank Greene, trombonist Steve Turre, altoist Ted Nash and baritone/bass saxophonist Scott Robinson, with bassist Peter Washington, pianist Gerald Clayton and drummer Winard Harper rounding out the rhythm section. Guests Michael Weiss (piano) and Rufus Reid (bass) sub for Clayton and Washington, respectively, on two tracks.

Frank Wess - The Long Road (2000)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Sept. 22, 2017
Frank Wess - The Long Road (2000)

Frank Wess - The Long Road (2000)
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Jazz, Bop | Label: Prestige Records, PRCD-24247-2 | 01:08:51

From Count Basie and Billy Eckstine to Clark Terry and Toshiko Akiyoshi, Frank Wess has a long resumé when it comes to playing with big bands. No discussion of his history would be complete without some mention of his big-band credentials, especially his association with Basie from 1953-1964. But at the same time, there is also a lot to be said for hearing the saxman/flutist stretch out in smaller combos, which is exactly what he does on 1962's Southern Comfort and 1963's Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me. In 2000, Fantasy reissued those two Prestige dates back to back on the 68-minute CD The Long Road.

Frank Wess - Wess Point, The Commodore Recordings (1954) [2007]  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at June 1, 2014
Frank Wess - Wess Point, The Commodore Recordings (1954) [2007]

Frank Wess - Wess Point, The Commodore Recordings
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 17 Tracks | 01:04:07 | 150 MB | Year: 1954, release: 2007
Genre: Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound Records

Frank Wess, a first-class multi-reedman, arranger, composer and notable soloist in Count Basie’s great 50s big band, is the protagonist of this special compilation of his complete 1954 sessions for Commodore, his first as a leader. Inspired by both Ben Webster and, particularly, Lester Young, he shows in these swinging New York quintet-sextet recordings his light yet full-bodied sound, backed by such exceptional jazzmen as Henry Coker, Urbie Green, Joe Wilder and Oscar Pettiford. As a bonus, Bitty Ditty and Elusive, two equally engaging tracks he recorded for Debut the same year, under the leadership of trumpeter Thad Jones, are included. Especially noteworthy on these tunes—and on the session as a whole—is his great solo work on tenor saxophone.
Frank Wess - The Flute Mastery Of Frank Wess (2013) {Progressive Records}

Frank Wess - The Flute Mastery Of Frank Wess (2013) {Progressive Records}
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© 2013 Progressive Records | PCD-7057
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Flute

An all-flute album from Frank Wess – a great small combo date that really gets at the lyrical modes in Frank's style! Wess had been playing flute on record for over 20 years by the time of this early 80s date – but there's a really special feeling to the album that brings out some of Frank's more sensitive, personal qualities – a mode that's quite free from the Basie-tinged work of his youth, and awash with wonderful colors and tones that really show a great deal of development on his instrument.
Frank Wess - North, South, East... Wess & No Count (1956) {2012 Fresh Sound 24-bit Remaster}

Frank Wess - North, South, East… Wess & No Count (1956) {2012 Fresh Sound 24-bit Remaster}
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© 2012 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 704 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Cool

In Memoriam. RIP Mr.Wess. There’s no Count Basie here, but his spirit pervades these relaxed, swinging sessions, not least because five Basie alumni – Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Benny Powell, Henry Coker and Eddie Jones – splendidly lead the way. Aided by guitarist Kenny Burrell and drummer Kenny Clarke, with arrangements that offer plenty of space for soloists, this is a typically accomplished, unpretentious Basie-type small group blowing session. The piano-less rhythm section is buttressed by the solid bass of Eddie Jones and a cooking Kenny Clarke, while Kenny Burrell proves a fine comper and a down-home blues player.

Frank Wess - Magic 101 (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 27, 2013
Frank Wess - Magic 101 (2013)

Frank Wess - Magic 101 (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 53:06 min | 117 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Ipo

The last of the giants of the Golden Age of Jazz, Frank Wess s unique sound has never been captured so beautifully!
NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess presents a unique and personal statement that stands as a testament to his 75-year career playing with all the modern jazz giants. Also features NEA Master Kenny Barron. The shared intelligence and empathy of these two great musicians is astounding to hear. First in a series of three CDs.