Kenny Burrell with Frank Wess – Monday Stroll

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“Although the original LP was reissued under guitarist Kenny Burrell’s name, it was originally led by Frank Wess, who is heard doubling on flute and tenor. With the assistance of Burrell, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Eddie Jones and either Kenny Clarke or Gus Johnson on drums, Wess is in excellent form on a set very reminiscent (not too surprisingly considering the personnel) of the Count Basie band. Wess contributed four of the songs, Burrell brought in “Southern Exposure” and the quintet also plays “Over the Rainbow” and the obscure “Woolafunt’s Lament.” This is a fine straightahead date, with Wess’s flute taking solo honors.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic .

Track listing:
1 Monday Stroll (F. Wess) 00:00
2 East Wind ( K. Burell) 04:22
3 Wess Side (F. Wess) 09:36
4 Southern Exposure ( K. Burell) 14:39
5 Woolafunt’s Lament ( F. Wess) 21:29
6 Over The Rainbow ( E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen) 28:36
7 Kansas City Side ( F. Wess) 34:37

Eddie Jones – bass
Gus Johnson (tracks: 1, 5), Kenny Clarke (tracks: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7) – drums
Frank Wess – flute, tenor saxophone
Freddie Green, Kenny Burrell – guitar


Label: Savoy Records ‎– SJL 1120
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 1978
Recorded: December 17, 1956 & January 5, 1957
Recording Location: Hackensack, NJ