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rare oop FRANK WESS Septet 'Opus De Blues' CD jazz Curtis Fuller Savoy
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Album Features
Artist:Frank Wess
Release Year:1991
Record Label:Savoy Jazz (USA)
Genre:Bebop, Jazz Instrument

Track Listing
1. I Hear Ya Talkin
2. Liz
3. Boop-Pe-Doop
4. Opus de Blues
5. Struttin' Down Broadway

Playing Time:33 min.
Distributor:RED Distribution
Recording Type:Studio
Recording Mode:Mono
SPAR Code:n/a

Album Notes
The Frank Wess Septet: Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute), Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone), Thad Jones (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Hank Jones (piano), Eddie Jones (bass), Gus Johnson (drums).Originally released on Savoy (MG 12142).Personnel: Frank Wess (flute, tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Thad Jones (trumpet); Curtis Fuller, Henry Coker (trombone); Hank Jones , Jimmy Jones (piano); Gus Johnson , Osie Johnson (drums).Recording information: 12/08/1959.Previously unreleased until 1991, this 1959 date features Frank Wess leading a septet of players mainly associated with Count Basie, pianist Hank Jones the only one not from some version of the Count's organization.Unlike some of the other Savoy releases in the Opus De series, this is not chamber jazz, but a relaxed, blowing session. The five blues-based themes are pleasant, easygoing vehicles, familiar ground for any Basie associate. The playing is skillful, although unremarkable. The exceptions, typical for a Wess session, occur when the leader switches to flute, giving listeners a taste of the most interesting aspect of his musicianship: a satisfying blend of fluid grace and breathy impertinence.Besides the leaders' flute work, the Jones brothers, Hank and Thad, contribute the session's more original blues interpretations. There is also some tight ensemble work from the horns on Wess's "I hear Ya Talkin'" and Thad Jones' "Struttin' Down Broadway."Not essential listening, but of possible interest to Basiephiles. The sound recording is good, accurately capturing the horns, rhythm section, and ensemble parts. ~ Jim Todd

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3.5 Stars - Good Plus - ...a slick, unreleased 1959 septet date led by tenor saxophonist Frank Wess...
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 Disc shows some light marks but plays perfectly. A few light creases to booklet - altogether clean and sharp.

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