A.K. Salim ‎– Flute Suite (Full Album)

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Flute Suite is an album by American jazz composer and arranger A. K. Salim featuring flutists Frank Wess and Herbie Mann recorded in 1957 for the Savoy label.

The first time Frank Wess and Herbie Mann recorded shoulder to shoulder on flute was in 1957, for an album led by arranger A.K. Salim called Flute Suite. The six tracks are neatly divided between mid-tempo blues and sophisticated originals. On four of the tracks, the two bop pipers run down complex lines in tandem and blow superb individual solos. On the remaining two, they play tenor saxes. Best of all, the album showcases Salim’s little-known prowess as a small-group jazz writer, not bad for an enormously gifted arranger and composer known for producing anvil-heavy big-band swingers. (All About Jazz, http://bit.ly/2GoVoRU).

Track listing:
All compositions by A. K. Salim except where noted

“Duo-Flautist” – 2:45
“Miltown Blues” – 7:20
“Woolafunt’s Lament” (Frank Wess) – 7:05
“Ballin’ the Blues” – 3:23
“Pretty Baby” – 4:57
“Loping” – 2:51
“Talk That Talk” – 4:11

A. K. Salim – arranger, director
Herbie Mann, Frank Wess – flute, tenor saxophone
Joe Wilder – trumpet
Frank Rehak – trombone
Hank Jones – piano
Wendell Marshall – bass
Bobby Donaldson – drums

Track 3 was an advance selection added on to the original LP release to promote the forthcoming album Jazz for Playboys and featured the following personnel:

Frank Wess – tenor saxophone
Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green – guitar
Eddie Jones – bass
Gus Johnson – drums

Released: 1957
Recorded: March 21, 1957
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Length: 32:32
Label: Savoy
MG 12102
Producer: Ozzie Cadena