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Tribute To Frank Wess/Live Jazz From Carnegie Hall-Part 2

Nov 14, 2013

Jazz Unlimited on Sunday, November 17 will be “A Tribute to Frank Wess and Live Jazz From Carnegie Hall-Part 2.”  Frank Wess, who brought the flute into the big band lexicon in 1954 with Count Basie, died October 30 at the age of 91.  We will celebrate his career and also listen to live music from Carnegie Hall that spans the years 1943 to 2005.  In addition to Wess, some of the artists featured during this show include Joe Newman, Count Basie, the Wess-Edison Orchestra, Kenny Burrell, Hank Jones, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, John Lewis, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Billy Strayhorn, Keith Jarrett, Dizzy Gillespie with a large brass ensemble and John Handy.

Images of some of the artists heard on this show are found in the Slide Show.

This Archive will be available until the morning of November 25, 2013.

Here is Frank Wess playing flute with Count Basie in Milan, Italy in 1960.  The other soloists are Thad Jones (tp) and Billy Mitchell (ts)