Between Swing and Bop
Frank Foster – The early years.
Tenor saxophone player Frank Foster joined Count Basie’s band in 1953 and remained a part of this orchestra for a long time, which he would even go on to lead after Basie passed away. Besides that, he made recordings with various groups, some of which under his own name. This time, a selection from the results of all that in the first half of the fifties.
Frank Foster(ts), Benny Powell(tb), Gildo Mahones
(p), Percy Heath(b), Kenny Clarke(d).
How I Spent The Night
Blues For Benny
Recorded: 5 May 1954
Frank Foster(ts), Julius Watkins(fr.horn), Perry
Lopez(g), George Butcher(p), Oscar Pettiford(b),
Recorded: 8 August 1954
Donald Byrd(t), Frank Foster(ts), Hank Jones(p),
Paul Chambers(b), Kenny Clarke)d’.
Someone To Watch Over Me
Recorded: 29 September 1955
Frank Foster(ts), Elmo Hope(p), John Ore(b), Arthur
Recorded: 4 October 1955