Frank Wess

~ Person


A major flutist, Mr Wess was also a strong tenor and alto saxophonist, not to mention his arranger talents.
Not only a valuable sideman, he also recorded two dozens albums on his own, mainly for Savoy.
Jazz for Playboys is highly recommended, as a good-cool starter.

Annotation last modified on 2006-07-03 13:56 UTC.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Opus In Swing Frank Wess 3
1958 In a Minor Groove Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess 3
1958 Wheelin' & Dealin' Frank Wess, John Coltrane 1
1959 Bags & Flutes Milt Jackson with Frank Wess & Bobby Jaspar 2
1963 Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me Frank Wess 1
1965 The Dealers Mal Waldron with John Coltrane / Jackie McLean / Paul Quinichette / Frank Wess 1
1973 Flute of the Loom Frank Wess 1
1981 Flute Juice Frank Wess 1
1983 The New York Jazz Quartet in Chicago Roland Hanna, Frank Wess, George Mraz, Ben Riley 1
1992 Jazz for Playboys Frank Wess 1
1992 Jazz Is Busting Out All Over Frank Wess 1
1992 Trombones and Flute Frank Wess 1
1993 North, South, East... Wess Frank Wess 1
1994 Tryin’ to Make My Blues Turn Green Frank Wess 1
1994 Your Story-The Music of Bill Evans The Howard Alden Trio with Frank Wess 1
2004 The Frank Wess Quartet Frank Wess 1
2006 Hank and Frank Hank Jones & Frank Wess 1
2006 Wheelin' & Dealin' John Coltrane / Frank Wess 1
2009 Hank and Frank II Hank Jones & Frank Wess 1
2009 Once Is Not Enough Frank Wess 1
2012 Southern Comfort Frank Wess 2
2014 Magic 201 Frank Wess 1
Going Wess Frank Wess 1
Paris Barcelona Swing Connection Frank Wess 1
Two at the Top Frank Wess 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Giants of the Tenor Sax: Coleman Hawkins / Frank Wess Coleman Hawkins & Frank Wess 1
2002 Go ahead and blow! Bennie Green, Budd Johnson, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Frank Wess, Cecil Payne, Cliff Smalls & Osie Johnson 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Wess to Memphis Frank Wess 1

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