Kenyatta Beasley: Frank Foster Songbook

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A very nice surprise. The leader, originally from New Orleans and a name new to me, turns out to be a formidable trumpeter. Also, I had never studied the writing of Frank Foster at any length. We all know and admire his Shiny Stockings arrangement for Count Basie, a tune deliberately omitted from this collection, but most people would find it hard to name too many others. Having often felt let down by the originals that make up so-called blowing dates, I’ve absolutely
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