No 'Count

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No 'Count
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Studio album by
RecordedMarch 5 and 7, 1956
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
MG 12078
ProducerOzzie Cadena
Frank Foster chronology
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No 'Count is an album by saxophonist Frank Foster recorded in 1956 and released on the Savoy label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic reviewer by Jim Todd stating, "the four horns carved out from the Count Basie band for this Frank Foster-led date get along just fine with drummer Kenny Clarke, bassist Eddie Jones, and guitarist Kenny Burrell. The set is a companion to Frank Wess' North, South, East....Wess, recorded by the same players at the same sessions. No Count, however, stays closer to Kansas City swing than the Wess release ... Foster's charts provide for lots of interplay and counterpoint between the two trombones and two tenors".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Frank Foster except where noted

  1. "Stop Gap" – 6:01
  2. "Excursion" – 5:13
  3. "Casa de Marcel" – 6:31
  4. "Apron Strings" – 3:35
  5. "Alternative" – 8:56
  6. "Serenata" (Leroy Anderson) – 4:52
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ on March 5, 1956 (tracks 1, 5 & 6) and March 7, 1956 (tracks 2-4)



  1. ^ Jazzdisco: Savoy Records Catalog: 12000 series accessed September 21, 2018
  2. ^ a b Todd, Jim. 'Frank Foster: 'No Count – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 21, 2018.