Frank Wess

Real Name:
Frank Wellington Wess
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American jazz saxophonist, flautist, arranger and composer.
Born: 4th January 1922 Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Died: 30th October 2013 Manhattan, New York.

Member of Billy Eckstine's orchestra from 1946 to 1947, Eddie Haywood's orchestra in 1947 and Lucky Millinder's orchestra in 1948. Worked with Bullmoose Jackson from 1948 to 1949, Count Basie from 1953 to 1964, where he formed a famous pairing, billed as "The Two Franks", with fellow saxophonist Frank Foster and Clark Terry's Big Band from 1967 to 1970. Has also done a lot of session work, Broadway shows, jingles and played in the bands for TV shows Saturday Night Live and The David Frost Show (1969-72). Made a National Endowment for the Arts jazz master in 2007.
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MG 12022 Frank Wess - Flutes & Reeds album art Ernie Wilkins / Frank Wess / Jerome Richardson / Hank Jones / Eddie Jones / Kenny Clarke Ernie Wilkins / Frank Wess / Jerome Richardson / Hank Jones / Eddie Jones / Kenny Clarke - Flutes & Reeds (Album) Savoy Records MG 12022 US 1955 Sell This Version
MG 12036 Frank Wess - Opus De Jazz album art Milt Jackson, Frank Wess, Kenny Clarke, Hank Jones, Eddie Jones Milt Jackson, Frank Wess, Kenny Clarke, Hank Jones, Eddie Jones - Opus De Jazz (Album) Savoy Records, Savoy Records MG 12036 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
MG 12072 Frank Wess - North, South, East.....Wess album art Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Kenny Burrell, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Kenny Burrell, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke - North, South, East.....Wess (Album) Savoy Records MG 12072 US 1956 Sell This Version
MG 12085, MG-12085 Frank Wess - Opus In Swing album art Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke - Opus In Swing (Album) Savoy Records, Savoy Records MG 12085, MG-12085 US 1956 Sell This Version
LTZ-C.15088 Frank Wess - Trombones album art Frank Wess, Henry Coker, Bill Hughes (2), Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell Frank Wess, Henry Coker, Bill Hughes (2), Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell - Trombones (Album) Savoy Records LTZ-C.15088 UK 1956 Sell This Version
7084, LP 7084, PRLP 7084 Frank Wess - Olio album art Thad Jones - Frank Wess - Teddy Charles - Mal Waldron - Doug Watkins - Elvin Jones Thad Jones - Frank Wess - Teddy Charles - Mal Waldron - Doug Watkins - Elvin Jones - Olio (Album) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige 7084, LP 7084, PRLP 7084 US 1957 Sell This Version
7118 Frank Wess - After Hours album art Thad Jones / Kenny Burrell / Frank Wess / Mal Waldron / Paul Chambers (3) / Arthur Taylor* Thad Jones / Kenny Burrell / Frank Wess / Mal Waldron / Paul Chambers (3) / Arthur Taylor* - After Hours (Album) Prestige 7118 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG 12095 Frank Wess - Jazz For Playboys album art Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Ed Thigpen, Gus Johnson Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Ed Thigpen, Gus Johnson - Jazz For Playboys (Album) Savoy Records MG 12095 US 1957 Sell This Version
7131, PRLP 7131 Frank Wess - Wheelin' & Dealin' album art Frank Wess, John Coltrane, Paul Quinichette, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Arthur Taylor* Frank Wess, John Coltrane, Paul Quinichette, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Arthur Taylor* - Wheelin' & Dealin' (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7131, PRLP 7131 US 1958 Sell This Version
8209, PRLP 8209 Frank Wess - In A Minor Groove album art Dorothy Ashby And Frank Wess Dorothy Ashby And Frank Wess - In A Minor Groove (Album) Prestige 8209, PRLP 8209 US 1958 Sell This Version
7140, PRLP 7140 Frank Wess - Hip Harp album art Dorothy Ashby With Frank Wess Dorothy Ashby With Frank Wess - Hip Harp (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7140, PRLP 7140 US 1958 Sell This Version
MGS-20003 Frank Wess - The Spirit Of Charlie Parker album art Frank Wess - Bobby Jaspar - Seldon Powell Frank Wess - Bobby Jaspar - Seldon Powell - The Spirit Of Charlie Parker(LP, Album) World Wide Records (10) MGS-20003 US 1958 Sell This Version
SVLP 2011 Frank Wess - Jive At Five album art The Joe Newman Quintet* Featuring Frank Wess The Joe Newman Quintet* Featuring Frank Wess - Jive At Five (Album) Prestige Swingville SVLP 2011 US 1960 Sell This Version
SR 3024, VJLP-3024 Frank Wess - Juggin' Around album art Gene Ammons, Nat Adderley, Frank Foster, Benny Green*, Frank Wess, Tommy Flanagan, Ed Jones*, Albert Heath Gene Ammons, Nat Adderley, Frank Foster, Benny Green*, Frank Wess, Tommy Flanagan, Ed Jones*, Albert Heath - Juggin' Around (Album) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records SR 3024, VJLP-3024 US 1962 Sell This Version
PR 7231 Frank Wess - Southern Comfort album art Frank Wess Southern Comfort (Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7231 US 1962 Sell This Version
PRST 7266, 7266 Frank Wess - Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me album art Frank Wess Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me (Album) Prestige PRST 7266, 7266 US 1963 Sell This Version
56033 Frank Wess - The Award Winner album art Frank Wess The Award Winner (Album, Comp) Mainstream Records 56033 US 1964 Sell This Version
8316, ST 8316 Frank Wess - The Dealers album art Mal Waldron With John Coltrane / Jackie McLean / Paul Quinichette / Frank Wess Mal Waldron With John Coltrane / Jackie McLean / Paul Quinichette / Frank Wess - The Dealers (Album) Status Records (2), Status Records (2) 8316, ST 8316 US 1965 Sell This Version
ENS 5001 Frank Wess - Wess To Memphis album art Frank Wess Wess To Memphis (Album) Enterprise ENS 5001 US 1971 Sell This Version
ENS-5006 Frank Wess - Flute Of The Loom album art Frank Wess Flute Of The Loom (Album) Enterprise ENS-5006 US 1973 Sell This Version
SJL 1120 Frank Wess - Monday Stroll album art Kenny Burrell With Frank Wess Kenny Burrell With Frank Wess - Monday Stroll (Album) Savoy Records SJL 1120 US 1978 Sell This Version
8 55 718 Frank Wess - Frank Wess • Roland Hanna album art Frank WessRoland Hanna Frank WessRoland Hanna - Frank Wess • Roland Hanna(LP, RE) AMIGA 8 55 718 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1980 Sell This Version
KUX-159-G Frank Wess - Flute Juice album art Frank Wess Flute Juice (Album) Progressive Records (2) KUX-159-G Japan 1981 Sell This Version
UP 27.14 Frank Wess - Two At The Top album art Frank Wess / Johnny Coles Frank Wess / Johnny Coles - Two At The Top (Album) Uptown Records (2) UP 27.14 US 1983 Sell This Version
WL70503 Frank Wess - I Hear Ya Talkin' album art Frank Wess I Hear Ya Talkin' (Album) SJ Records, Inc. WL70503 Germany 1984 Sell This Version