A Fresh Taste of Thad Jones and Frank Foster

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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: Hanssler Classics
  • EAN: 4010276018582
  • Catalog Number: 93178
  • Sales rank: 186,637

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 Mastering, Artistic Director
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