Frank Foster ‎– Basie Is Our Boss (Full Album)

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The arranging here by Foster isn’t in the Basie vernacular. Instead, he seemed to be starting to arrange for the strength of a small group and its individual players rather than shrinking a big band into six parts. While his charts make the group seem larger, there’s a certain soul here that transcends the formality of Basie’s orchestra (AllAboutJazz, https://goo.gl/4ADcdV).

Track listing:

A1 Vested Interest 0:00
A2 Why Try To Change Me Now 8:47
A3 May We 13:07
B1 Samba Blues 18:27
B2 Kelly Blue 25:00
B3 I’ve Got A Lot Of Living To Do 32:40

Personnel:

Buddy Catlett – bass
Phil Thomas – drums
Eric Dixon – flute, tenor saxophone
John Young  – piano
Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
Al Aarons – trumpet

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Argo Records ‎– LP-717
1963

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