Frank Wess (1922-2013) RIP.

Frank Wess Quintet – Live At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – 2011 – Past Daily Downbeat

Frank Wess (1922-2013) RIP.

Frank Wess (1922-2013) RIP.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Frank Wess Quintet – live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, New York – Nov. 2, 2011

More sad news earlier this week with the passing of Frank Wess, a cornerstone in the New York Jazz scene as well as gifted and influential Flute and Tenor Sax player for several decades. An alumnus of the Count Basie band, as well as bands of Billy Eckstine, Eddie Heywood, Lucky Milliner and Bull Moose Jackson, Wess also led his own groups and was a tremendously talented band leader in his own right.

This weekend it’s the Frank Wess Quintet, consisting of Michael Weiss on piano, Greg Gisbert on Trumpet, Noriko Ueda on bass and Winard Harper on Drums, recorded at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York on February 11, 2011.

Here’s the rundown:

01. You Made a Good Move (Frank Wess) 8:46

02. Nica’s Dream (Horace Silver) 14:11

03. Time For Love (Johnny Madell) 11:22

04. Woody N’ You (Minus FW) (Dizzy Gillespie) 7:07

05. Did You Call Her Today (Ben Webster) 11:18

06. Just One of Those Things 9:18

A vital and much loved voice in the Jazz world.

He will be missed.

RIP: Frank Wess – January 4, 1922 – October 30, 2013

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