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 […]