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News: Frank just released his new CD “Once Is Not Enough!”
“Once is not Enough”, Frank Wess’ newest release is capturing his optimism and romanticism very well. All the nonet pieces are full of light-hearted energy which reminds listener of Frank’s long career with the Basie Band. Another Basie alumni, Mr. Dennis Mackrel’s arrangements of Frank’s originals are dynamic, strong and musical.
Frank Wess – tenor saxophone, flute
Frank Greene – trumpet
Terell Stafford – trumpet
Steve Turre – trombone
Ted Nash – alto saxophone, flute
Scott Robinson – bass saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute
Gerald Clayton – piano
Michael Weiss – piano
Peter Washington – bass
Rufus Reid – bass
Winard Harper – drums
On the following pages you can find out about the Magic of Frank Wess, one of the most important flute and saxophone players in Jazz history.