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Frank Foster ‎• Let's Jazz Party!



Artist Biography by Scott Yanow
A very talented tenor saxophonist and arranger, Frank Foster was associated with the Count Basie Orchestra off and on from 1953 to 1995. Early on, he played in Detroit with many talented local players and, after a period in the Army (1951-1953), he joined Basie's big band. Well featured on tenor during his Basie years (1953-1964), Foster also contributed plenty of arrangements and such originals as "Down for the Count," "Blues Backstage," and the standard "Shiny Stockings." In the latter half of the 1960s, Foster was a freelance writer. In addition to playing with Elvin Jones (1970-1972) and occasionally with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, he led his Loud Minority big band. In 1983, Foster co-led a quintet with Frank Wess and he toured Europe with Jimmy Smith in 1985. Although influenced by John Coltrane in his playing, Foster was able to modify his style when he took over the Count Basie ghost band in 1986, revitalizing it and staying at the helm until 1995. Outside of his Basie dates, Foster led sessions for Vogue, Blue Note (1954 and 1968), Savoy, Argo, Prestige, Mainstream, Denon, Catalyst, Bee Hive, SteepleChase, Pablo, and Concord. Foster suffered a stroke in 2001 that prevented him from playing the saxophone, but he continued to compose and arrange music during the first decade of the new millennium. He died at home in Chesapeake, Virginia in late July 2011; Frank Foster was 82 years old.

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Biografía del artista por Scott Yanow
Frank Foster, un saxofonista y arreglista tenor muy talentoso, se asoció con la Count Basie Orchestra de 1953 a 1995. Al principio, tocó en Detroit con muchos jugadores locales talentosos y, después de un período en el Ejército (1951-1953) , se unió a la big band de basie. Bien presentado en el tenor durante sus años de Basie (1953-1964), Foster también contribuyó con muchos arreglos y originales como "Down for the Count", "Blues Backstage" y el estándar "Shiny Stockings". En la segunda mitad de la década de 1960, Foster fue un escritor independiente. Además de tocar con Elvin Jones (1970-1972) y ocasionalmente con la Orquesta Thad Jones / Mel Lewis, dirigió su big band Loud Minority. En 1983, Foster co-dirigió un quinteto con Frank Wess y él realizó una gira por Europa con Jimmy Smith en 1985. Aunque fue influenciado por John Coltrane en su forma de tocar, Foster pudo modificar su estilo cuando se hizo cargo de la banda de fantasmas de Count Basie en 1986. revitalizándolo y manteniéndose al mando hasta 1995. Fuera de sus citas con Basie, Foster dirigió las sesiones para Vogue, Blue Note (1954 y 1968), Savoy, Argo, Prestige, Mainstream, Denon, Catalyst, Bee Hive, SteepleChase, Pablo, y Concordia. Foster sufrió un derrame cerebral en 2001 que le impidió tocar el saxofón, pero continuó componiendo y arreglando música durante la primera década del nuevo milenio. Murió en su casa en Chesapeake, Virginia a fines de julio de 2011; Frank Foster tenía 82 años.


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Tracks:
1 - Giant's Steps
2 - Joy Spring
3 - Simone
4 - Just 40 Bars
5 - Fat Shoes
6 - Escale a Victoria
7 - My Heart Stood Still
8 - I'll Take Romance
9 - The Things We Did Last Summer
10 - Chiquito Loco
11 - Shiny Stockings


Release Date: November 8, 2012
Label: Wnts
Total Length: 1:18:13
Genres: Jazz





















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