Frank Foster (saxophonist)

~ Person


A veteran and gifted tenor saxophonist, Foster can be heard extensively as a sideman with Count Basie.
In fifty years, he also recorded a good twenty albums as a leader for random labels.

Annotation last modified on 2006-07-03 11:59 UTC.



Frank Foster First Album + Al Cohn QuartetFrank Foster, Al Cohn Quartet1


1954Jazz Studio 1Paul Quinichette, Benny Green, Frank Foster, Joseph Newman, Hank Jones, Kenny Clarke, Edward Jones, Sir Jonathan Gasser1
1955Hope Meets FosterElmo Hope Quartet and Elmo Hope Quintet feat. Frank Foster3
1956North, South, East... WessFrank Wess, Frank Foster, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Kenny Burrell, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke2
1956No CountFrank Foster1
1959Taylor's TenorsArthur Taylor, Charlie Rouse, Frank Foster3
1961Good 'n' GroovyJoe Newman with Frank Foster3
1963Basie Is Our BossFrank Foster1
1965Body & SoulDonald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Frank Foster, Hank Mobley, Mal Waldron, Curtis Fuller, Paul Quinichette, Hank Jones1
1966Fearless Frank FosterFrank Foster2
1966Soul Outing!Frank Foster3
1968Manhattan FeverFrank Foster2
1974The Loud MinorityFrank Foster1
1976Here and NowFrank Foster1
1978Bursting Out!Frank Foster1
1978Giant StepsNobuo Hara and His Sharps & Flats Meet Elvin Jones By Frank Foster1
1985Frankly SpeakingFrank Foster1
1985GenerationsPepper Adams, Frank Foster1
1993Sax TalkJames Moody & Frank Foster1
1995A Tribute to Thad JonesThe SDR Big Band With Frank Foster1
1996A Fresh Taste of the BluesFrank Foster And The SDR Big Band1
1997Leo RisingFrank Foster1
1998Swing!Frank Foster1
2006A Fresh Taste of Thad Jones and Frank FosterFrank Foster And The SWR Big Band1
2007Well WaterFrank Foster, The Loud Minority Band1
2015Carnegie Blues: The Music of Duke EllingtonClark Terry Featuring Frank Foster1

Album + Compilation

1954Here Comes Frank Foster / George Wallington: ShowcaseFrank Foster / George Wallington2
19802 Franks PleaseFrank Foster And Frank Wess1
1995James Moody / Frank Foster In ParisJames Moody / Frank Foster1

Album + Live

1977At the Berliner JazztageThe Woody Shaw Concert Ensemble / Frank Foster, Rene McLean, Slide Hampton, Ronnie Mathews, Stafford James, Louis Hayes1
1981A Blues Ain't Nothing but a TripFrank Foster1
1987The Frank Foster Non Electric CompanyFrank Foster1
1997Live at Feuerwache MannheimFrank Foster, Jürgen Seefelder, Thomas Stabenow, Keith Copeland1


1966Raunchy Rita / Baby AnnFrank Foster1
1966Show the Good Side / SkankarooneyFrank Foster1
1968Harlem Rumble / Bring It on HomeFrank Foster1
Rock Around the Clock / Sixteen TonsMaureen Rene, Ernst Jäger, Frank Foster1

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