Fresh Taste of Thad Jones and Frank Foster (A)
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||Counter Block||Frank Foster||5:16||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Mean What You Say||Frank Foster||5:14||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Ode to Joe Newman||Frank Foster||5:18||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Winners||Frank Foster||5:11||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Love Handles||Frank Foster||5:01||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Basic-Ally Yours||Frank Foster||6:07||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Victorious Blues||Frank Foster||6:38||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Now That She's Away||Frank Foster||6:04||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||The Biddle-De-Bop Samba||Frank Foster||5:11||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Lady In Lace||Frank Foster||8:01||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||A Fresh Taste of the Blues||Frank Foster||8:46||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
Hanssler Classics is known more for its classical recordings than its occasional jazz releases, but when they feature a visiting American jazz all-star with the SWR Big Band, they make one wonder why they don't do more jazz. Frank Foster is their special guest, leading the band through a series of his charts and a few by another Count Basie alum, the late Thad Jones, though many of these compositions deserve to be more widely known. The band swings while sounding a bit more modern than Basie's recordings of these charts, which should come as no surprise as the original recordings were made decades earlier by a very different lineup. Foster remains a formidable soloist, particularly in Jones' "Mean What You Say," though there are a number of fine soloists with the band, including tenor saxophonists Andi Maile and Peter Weniger, trombonist Ian Cumming, trumpeter/flügelhornist Don Rader, flügelhornist Karl Farrent, and pianist Klaus Wagenleiter, to name a few.
Born: 23 September 1928 in Cincinnati, OH
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s