Friday, June 12, 2015

Fearless Frank Foster

Shortly after leaving Count Basie's Orchestra, tenor saxophonist Frank Foster led this quintet set for Prestige, which in 1997 was reissued on CD in the Original Jazz Classics series. Foster shows off the influence of John Coltrane (as opposed to his earlier cool-toned style) and matches well with the occasionally fiery trumpet of Virgil Jones, pianist Albert Dailey, bassist Bob Cunningham and drummer Alan Dawson. In addition to Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz," Foster performs five originals, some of which (like "Raunchy Rita") fall into the area of funky hard bop. Spirited music.
Scott Yanow

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Frank Foster
Fearless Frank Foster


1 Raunchy Rita (Foster)  5:28
2 Janie Huk (Foster)  11:16
3 Thingaroo (Foster)  3:30
4 Baby Ann (Foster)  6:00
5 Jitterbug Waltz (Maltby, Fats Waller)  9:20
6 Disapproachment (Foster)  5:46


Frank Foster - ts
Virgil Jones - tp
Al Dailey - p
Bob Cunningham - b
Alan Dawson - dr

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 2, 1965

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zero said...

Thumbs up and thanks for the Frank Foster.

FrankDell said...


fcapeau said...

And the occasion to listen to these two amazing musicians : Al Dailey & Alan Dawson.
Many Thanks, Mel.

Melanchthon said...

musician3 said...

AMAZING..........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

deGallo said...

Great album. Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

It's really e very nice album
Many, many thanks, Melancthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You