May 28, 2024

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CD review: Frank Wess – Whatever You Want 2021: Video, CD cover

Allmusic reviewer by Jim Todd stating, “the four horns carved out from the Count Basie band for this Frank Foster-led date get along just fine with drummer Kenny Clarke, bassist Eddie Jones, and guitarist Kenny Burrell.

The set is a companion to Frank Wess’ North, South, East….Wess, recorded by the same players at the same sessions. No Count, however, stays closer to Kansas City swing than the Wess release … Foster’s charts provide for lots of interplay and counterpoint between the two trombones and two tenors”.

01. Dancing on the Ceiling
02. I Hear Ya Talkin’
03. June Is Bustin’ out All Over
04. But Beautiful
05. Hard Sock Dance
06. Gone with the Wind
07. Monday Stroll
08. What’d Ya Say
09. It’s so Peaceful in the Country
10. Stop Gap
11. Dill Pickles
12. Liz
13. Opus Pocus
14. Salvation
15. I See Your Face Before Me
16. Lazy Sal
17. Stella by Starlight
18. Opus de Blues
19. Struttin’ Down Broadway
20. Serenata
21. Rainy Afternoon
22. Excursion
23. Star Eyes
24. Boop-De-Doop
26. You Leave Me Breathless

Frank Wess – tenor sax, flute
Thad Jones – trumpet
Frank Foster – tenor sax, soprano sax
Henry Coker – trombone
Curtis Fuller – trombone
Milt Jackson – vibes
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Hank Jones – piano
Eddie Jones – bass
Kenny Clarke – drums

Whatever You Want - Album by Frank Wess | Spotify

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