Frank Wess

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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.



1955Flutes & ReedsErnie Wilkins / Frank Wess / Jerome Richardson / Hank Jones / Eddie Jones / Kenny Clarke1
1956Opus In SwingFrank Wess3
1956North, South, East... WessFrank Wess, Frank Foster, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Kenny Burrell, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke2
1958Wheelin’ & Dealin’Frank Wess / John Coltrane / Paul Quinichette / Mal Waldron / Doug Watkins / Arthur Taylor3
1958In a Minor GrooveDorothy Ashby & Frank Wess4
1958The Spirit of Charlie ParkerFrank Wess - Bobby Jaspar - Seldon Powell1
1959Bags & FlutesMilt Jackson with Frank Wess & Bobby Jaspar4
1963Yo Ho! Poor You, Little MeFrank Wess1
1965The DealersMal Waldron with John Coltrane / Jackie McLean / Paul Quinichette / Frank Wess1
1973Flute of the LoomFrank Wess1
1981Flute JuiceFrank Wess1
1983The New York Jazz Quartet in ChicagoRoland Hanna, Frank Wess, George Mraz, Ben Riley1
1984I Hear Ya Talkin'Frank Wess1
1986Flutin' the Bird... Bird Lives!Herbie Mann, Bobby Jaspar, Seldon Powell, Frank Wess1
1988The Flute Mastery Of Frank WessFrank Wess1
1990Swing SummitHarry Edison, Buddy Tate, Frank Wess, Hugh Lawson, Ray Drummond, Bobby Durham1
1991Wishing Peace From “Liberty Suite”Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin and Frank Wess2
1992Jazz Is Busting Out All OverFrank Wess1
1992Jazz for PlayboysFrank Wess1
1992Trombones and FluteFrank Wess1
1993Going WessFrank Wess1
1994Tryin’ to Make My Blues Turn GreenFrank Wess1
1994Your Story-The Music of Bill EvansThe Howard Alden Trio with Frank Wess1
2000Jazz for PlayboysFrank Wess1
2004The Frank Wess QuartetFrank Wess1
2005One More: Music of Thad JonesBob Brookmeyer, Richard Davis, Benny Golson, “Sir” Roland Hanna, Hank Jones, James Moody, Mickey Roker, Frank Wess1
2006Hank and FrankHank Jones & Frank Wess1
2009Hank and Frank IIHank Jones & Frank Wess1
2009Once Is Not EnoughFrank Wess1
2010Paul Meyers QuartetPaul Meyers Quartet featuring Frank Wess with special guest Andy Bey1
2012Southern ComfortFrank Wess2
2013Magic 101Frank Wess1
2014Magic 201Frank Wess1
Paris Barcelona Swing ConnectionFrank Wess1
Two at the TopFrank Wess1

Album + Compilation

1973The Tenor Sax: Coleman Hawkins & Frank WessColeman Hawkins & Frank Wess1
19802 Franks PleaseFrank Foster And Frank Wess1
1982After HoursThad Jones, Kenny Burrell, Frank Wess, Mal Waldron, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Teddy Charles, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones1
1988Giants of the Tenor Sax: Coleman Hawkins / Frank WessColeman Hawkins & Frank Wess1
1995The Trombone AlbumCurtis Fuller, J.J. Johnson, Frank Rosolino, John “Billy” VerPlanck, Frank Wess1
2000The Long RoadFrank Wess1
2002Go ahead and blow!Bennie Green, Budd Johnson, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Frank Wess, Cecil Payne, Cliff Smalls & Osie Johnson1
2019The Savoy & Prestige CollectionFrank Wess1


1971Wess to MemphisFrank Wess1

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