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  

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

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 - 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.
Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax: Coleman Hawkins/Frank Wess (1988)

Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess - Giants Of The Tenor Sax: Coleman Hawkins/Frank Wess (1988)
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Label: Commodore Records | Catalog#: CCD 7003 | Genre: Jazz, Swing

While Hawkins represents the beginnings and one of the summits of jazz tenor saxophone, Frank Wess slips in the back door as one of the finest of the many second-generation players coming out of both Bean and Lester Young's lineage. Taking off from his groundbreaking work with Fletcher Henderson in the '20s and his pinnacle "Body and Soul" solo from 1939, Hawkins spent a good deal of the '40s rubbing shoulders with bebop youngsters and forward-looking swing players on a variety of small-combo recordings…
Jack Teagarden Octet & Frank Rosolino Quartet - Great Trombones (2008)

Jack Teagarden Octet & Frank Rosolino Quartet - Great Trombones (2008)
DVD5 | Video: NTSC 720x480 (4:3) | Audio: PCM 2.0 | 3.7 Gb | Scans | Time: 59:50 + 10:08
Standing Ovation | Oh! 44647
Jazz, Swing

This DVD contains rare filmed performances from two of the greatest exponents of Jazz trombone in musical history!
John Coltrane & Frank Wess - Wheelin' & Dealin' (1957) {1991 Prestige Remaster} [Repost]

John Coltrane & Frank Wess - Wheelin' & Dealin' (1957) {1991 Prestige Remaster}
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© 1991 Prestige / Fantasy / OJC | 00025218667227
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

It's the fall of 1957, and John Coltrane finds himself in another session with overtones of Kansas City, thanks to the inclusion of Basie alumni Frank Wess and Paul Quinichette. WHEELIN' & DEALIN' reprises the Mal Waldron/Art Taylor rhythm section (with Doug Watkins on bass instead of Paul Chambers), only with a bit more bite and jet propulsion than on Trane's other Prestige all-star dates. The chemistry between Coltrane, Wess and Quinichette makes WHEELIN' & DEALIN' a particular joy. Listen to the coquettish "Salt Peanuts" vamp Trane and Quinichette introduce behind Wess' percolating flute on "Things Ain't What They Used To Be," and how modern Wess' conception of this instrument is (rarely has Wess gotten the credit he deserves for his total command of the flute, and for popularizing it in a jazz setting).