Fresh Taste of Thad Jones and Frank Foster

A Fresh Taste of Thad Jones and Frank Foster

by Frank Foster & the SWR Big Band
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2006
Label:
Swrmusic
UPC:
4010276018582
catalogNumber:
93178
Rank:
179761

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Foster & the SWR Big Band   Primary Artist
Frank Foster   Indexed Contributor,Leader,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Keith Copeland   Drums
Bernd Rabe   Woodwind
Don Rader   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Peter Weniger   Woodwind
Marc Godfroid   Trombone
Ludwig Nuß   Trombone
Henning Sieverts   Bass
Thomas Vogel   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Karl Farrent   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Axel Kuhn   Woodwind
Jörg Gebhardt   Drums
Rainer Heute   Woodwind
Klaus Wagenleiter   Piano,Electric Piano
Klaus Graf   Woodwind
Ernst Hutter   Trombone
Andi Maile   Woodwind

Technical Credits

Thad Jones   Arranger,Composer
Frank Foster   Arranger,Composer
Hans Thomas   Producer
Hans Harzheim   Cover Photo
Pat Wilcox   Liner Notes
Karl Farrent   Executive Producer
Thomas Angelkorte   Artistic Director
Ulrich De Veer   Executive Producer
Manfred Deppe   Artistic Director

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