Saturday, October 22, 2016

Frank Wess - Opus in Swing

Enjoyable recording on which Frank Wess sticks to flute, accompanied primarily by cohorts from the Count Basie band. Wess' playing is superb, while the guitar solos of then-newcomer Kenny Burrell shine brightly above the solid accompaniment of the swinging rhythm section. This is timeless music.
Jim Newsom

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Frank Wess
Opus in Swing


1 Kansas City Side (Wess)  8:28
2 Southern Exposure (Burrell)  6:46
3 Over the Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg)  5:57
4 Wess Side (Wess)  4:58
5 East Wind (Wess)  5:09


Frank Wess - fl
Kenny Burrell - g
Freddie Green - g
Eddie Jones - b
Kenny Clarke - dr

Recorded in New York City ; June 20, 1956

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rowgatien said...

Thanks! Appreciated post.

Philo said...

That flute-guitar combo is a nice sound.

Slideguy said...

Thanks - I was excited to see Freddie Green on the date!

fragrence said...

Yes, a chanced to hear Freddie up close has me excited.

WinterStatic said...

Melanchthon do you perhaps *have* a record from this live show? The date and place are not mentioned on the it's a shot in the dark.

Orbyt said...

Great share Mel, thank you. I'm with Philo - the flute/guitar sound is wonderful, especially with players like these.

This was also reissued as a Kenny Burrell date titled "Monday Stroll" which included two more tracks-"Woolafunt's Lament" and, you guessed it, "Monday Stroll." Do you have that release?

Baron said...

Thanks Mel ... Baron

rog said...

Thank you Mel !

deGallo said...

Yes! Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

DEEP said...


Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a million Mel.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

Carlos Tibau said...


Kovina Kris said...

I'll raise Fred Archtop and thank you a billion Mel! :-)