Saturday, March 23, 2013

Jazz for Playboys

This CD reissue has three songs apiece from two similar sessions. One half of the set features Frank Wess (doubling on flute and tenor) accompanied by both Kenny Burrell and Freddy Green on guitars, bassist Eddie Jones and drummer Gus Johnson; the other three titles add trumpeter Joe Newman and have Ed Thigpen in Johnson's place. The music is essentially cool-toned swing/bop very much in a Count Basie vein and is easily recommended to straightahead jazz fans despite the so-so packaging and LP-length playing time.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hcfrxq9gld6e

Frank Wess
Jazz for Playboys

Tracks

1 Playboy (Wilkins) 5:27
2 Miss Blues (Newman) 9:40
3 Baubles, Bangles and Beads (Forrest, Wright) 4:16
4 Low Life (Mandel) 5:02
5 Pin Up (Wess) 4:07
6 Blues for a Playmate (Burrell) 11:00
7 Southern Exposure (Burrell) 7:42

Personnel
[#1, 2 & 4]
Joe Newman - tp
Frank Wess - fl & ts
Kenny Burrell - g
Freddie Green - rht g
Eddie Jones - b
Ed Thigpen - dr
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; December 26, 1956.
[#3, 5 & 6]
Frank Wess - fl & ts
Kenny Burrell - g
Freddie Green - rht g
Eddie Jones - b
Gus Johnson - dr
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; January 5, 1957.
[#7]
Frank Wess - fl
Kenny Burrell - g
Freddie Green - rht g
Eddie Jones - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; June 20, 1956.

3 comments:

Jesse said...

I love Frank Wess! Thanks!!

lcbriza said...

Thanks, Mel for another Frank Wess.

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