Frank Foster - Two for the Blues

Frank Foster - Two for the Blues
Two for the Blues
Recording Location:
Don Elliot Studio, Weston, CT
Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Recording Date:
October 11, 1983 & October 12, 1983
Release Date:

This CD reissue of a Pablo date features Frank Foster (on tenor and soprano) and Frank Wess (tenor, flute and alto) at their best. They perform three Wess originals, one by Foster, and a variety of mostly underplayed standards (including Neal Hefti's "Two for the Blues," plus "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most") and a surprisingly uptempo "Send In the Clowns." With pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith offering stimulating support, this is an excellent showcase for the two Franks. A follow-up Concord set (Frankly Speaking) used the same personnel.

Two for the Blues / Neal Hefti / Jon HendricksFrank Foster feat: Frank Wess6:41
Send in the Clowns / Stephen SondheimFrank Foster feat: Frank Wess6:18
Your Beauty Is a Song of Love / Frank WessFrank Foster feat: Frank Wess4:12
But for the Likes of You / Frank WessFrank Foster feat: Frank Wess4:18
Heat of Winter / Frank FosterFrank Foster feat: Frank Wess5:44
Nancy (With the Laughing Face) / James Van Heusen / Phil SilversFrank Foster feat: Frank Wess4:16
Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most / Fran Landesman / Tommy WolfFrank Foster feat: Frank Wess5:03
A Time for Love / Johnny MandelFrank Foster feat: Frank Wess5:32
Bay Street / Frank WessFrank Foster feat: Frank Wess3:46

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