Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Flute Mastery Of Frank Wess (aka Flute Juice)

An all-flute album from Frank Wess – a great small combo date that really gets at the lyrical modes in Frank's style ! Wess had been playing flute on record for over 20 years by the time of this early 80s date – but there's a really special feeling to the album that brings out some of Frank's more sensitive, personal qualities – a mode that's quite free from the Basie-tinged work of his youth, and awash with wonderful colors and tones that really show a great deal of development on his instrument. Wess would often balance a bit of tenor on most sessions alongside the flute – but here, it's almost as if his continued focus on flute allows things to be even more expressive than usual. CD features four bonus alternate takes, too !
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Frank Wess
Flute Mastery of Frank Wess
(aka Flute Juice)
(with bonus tracks) 


1 Lover Come back to Me (Hammerstein, Romberg)  6:17
2 Spring is Here (Rodgers, Hart)  5:59
3 Riled Up (Wess)  5:05
4 There is no Greater Love (Jones, Symes)  6:26
5 Nada Mas (Wess)  5:15
6 Battle Royal (Ellington)  5:37
7 Lover Come back to Me [take 1] (Hammerstein, Romberg)  6:36
8 Spring is Here [take 1] (Rodgers, Hart)  5:45
9 There is no Greater Love [take 3] (Jones, Symes)  6:46
10 Nada Mas [take 1] (Wess)  4:54


Frank Wess - fl
Tommy Flanagan - p
Chuck Wayne - g
George Mraz - b
Ben Riley - dr

Recorded at RCA Recording Studio B 110 West 44th St., New York ; April 8, 1981


danair said...

Fine line up,don't think I've ever heard this,thanks as always Mel.

wouter said...

a welcome upgrade for me, thank you Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

A Great Surprise on a grey Sunday. Thank you

deGallo said...

Yes, thank you for this very welcome upgrade.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

ita diegues said...

Gracias Melanchthon.

Rodney said...

Wonderful. Many thanks.

moha said...

Thank You, thank You!

John Pickworth said...

Very nice Mel !

Chris said...

Thanks Mel for the upgrade

neil said...

Not only an upgrade, but bonus tracks, too! Many thanks mel...

Roberto Ferrari said...

Thanks a lot! Great Frank Wess on flute & stellar band!

egroj jazz said...


JD said...

Cheers mel - an album of Wess on flute....wanna hear it now!

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel for another gem.

Melanchthon said...


Scraps said...

Thank you very much.