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 Flutes & Reeds — Frank Wess 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
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MG 12036 Opus De Jazz — Frank Wess 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
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MG 12072 North, South, East.....Wess — Frank Wess 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
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MG 12085, MG-12085 Opus In Swing — Frank Wess 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
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LTZ-C.15088 Trombones — Frank Wess 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
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7084, LP 7084, PRLP 7084 Olio — Frank Wess 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
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7118 After Hours — Frank Wess 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
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MG 12095 Jazz For Playboys — Frank Wess 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
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7131, PRLP 7131 Wheelin' & Dealin' — Frank Wess 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
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8209, PRLP 8209 In A Minor Groove — Frank Wess Dorothy Ashby And Frank Wess Dorothy Ashby And Frank Wess - In A Minor Groove (Album) Prestige 8209, PRLP 8209 US 1958 Sell This Version
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7140, PRLP 7140 Hip Harp — Frank Wess Dorothy Ashby With Frank Wess Dorothy Ashby With Frank Wess - Hip Harp (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7140, PRLP 7140 US 1958 Sell This Version
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MGS-20003 The Spirit Of Charlie Parker — Frank Wess 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
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SVLP 2011 Jive At Five — Frank Wess 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
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SR 3024, VJLP-3024 Juggin' Around — Frank Wess 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
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PR 7231, ST 7231 Southern Comfort — Frank Wess Frank Wess Southern Comfort (Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7231, ST 7231 US 1962 Sell This Version
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PRST 7266, 7266 Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me — Frank Wess Frank Wess Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me (Album) Prestige PRST 7266, 7266 US 1963 Sell This Version
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56033 The Award Winner — Frank Wess Frank Wess The Award Winner (Album, Comp) Mainstream Records 56033 US 1964 Sell This Version
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ST 8316 The Dealers — Frank Wess 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) ST 8316 US 1965 Sell This Version
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ENS 5001 Wess To Memphis — Frank Wess Frank Wess Wess To Memphis (Album) Enterprise ENS 5001 US 1971 Sell This Version
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ENS-5001 Wess To Memphis — Frank Wess Frank Wess Wess To Memphis(LP, Album, Son) Enterprise ENS-5001 US 1971 Sell This Version
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ENS-5006 Flute Of The Loom — Frank Wess Frank Wess Flute Of The Loom (Album) Enterprise ENS-5006 US 1973 Sell This Version
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SJL 1120 Monday Stroll — Frank Wess Kenny Burrell With Frank Wess Kenny Burrell With Frank Wess - Monday Stroll (Album) Savoy Records SJL 1120 US 1978 Sell This Version
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8 55 718 Frank Wess • Roland Hanna — Frank Wess Frank WessRoland Hanna Frank WessRoland Hanna - Frank Wess • Roland Hanna(LP, RE) AMIGA 8 55 718 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1980 Sell This Version
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KUX-159-G Flute Juice — Frank Wess Frank Wess Flute Juice (Album) Progressive Records (2) KUX-159-G Japan 1981 Sell This Version
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UP 27.14 Two At The Top — Frank Wess Frank Wess / Johnny Coles Frank Wess / Johnny Coles - Two At The Top (Album) Uptown Records (2) UP 27.14 US 1983 Sell This Version