Frank Wess Quartet - (Import CD)
Frank Wess Qt.
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- Jazz Instrument
- Mono / Stereo
- Esmond Edwards
- The Frank Wess Quartet
Personnel: Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Eddie Jones (bass); Bobby Donaldson (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York on May 9, 1960.
Frank Wess: Frank Wess; Eddie Jones (double bass); Tommy Flanagan, Bobby Donaldson.
Personnel: Frank Wess (flute, tenor saxophone); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Bobby Donaldson (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Liner Note Author: Ron Eyre.
Recording information: New York, NY (05/09/1960); Nj (05/09/1960).
Photographer: Esmond Edwards.
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. Wess is best known for his swinging tenor saxophone, heard on the richly textured "Gone With the Wind," a spacious "Stella by Starlight" (which will rival any saxophonist's recording for pure beauty), as well as his bluesy original "Rainy Afternoon," with Donaldson's light percussion possibly suggesting stepping in sidewalk puddles or windshield wipers clearing intermittent precipitation. Highly recommended. ~ Ken Dryden
- Country of Origin
- Original Jazz Classics
- Ryko Distribution
- Frank Wess
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] It's So Peaceful in the Country
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Rainy Afternoon
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Star Eyes
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Stella by Starlight
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] But Beautiful
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Gone with the Wind
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] I See Your Face Before Me
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Rudy VanGelder; Rudy VanGelder
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