Melody Maker, April 20, 1957

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Frank Wess leads the flute revival – by Frank Dixon “Every time I look around I see a new jazz flute player,” says Frank Wess, who was in at the start of the jazz flute revival. We were in the artists’ bar at Belle Vue, Manchester. Frank was relaxing between the two Basie sessions of […]

AAJ: “Frank Wess Wisdom”

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Another great article from Scott H. Thompson (All About Jazz) One of the first major jazz flutists, Frank Wess has also been a top Lester Young-influenced tenorman, an expert first altoist, and an occasional composer/arranger—certainly a valuable man to have around. Early on he toured with Blanche Calloway, served in the military, and had stints […]

AAJ: “Frank Wess: The Message of Swing”

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Riel Lazarus of All About Jazz did a great article on Frank last year. We now got permission to reprint it here. THANKS A LOT!!! The genetic makeup of sax and flute legend Frank Wess is pure jazz. What else could explain over 60 years on the bandstand, dozens of cities seen and conquered, the […]