Southern Comfort (Frank Wess album)

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Southern Comfort
Southern Comfort (Frank Wess album).jpg
Studio album by Frank Wess
Released 1962
Recorded March 22, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 35:37
Label Prestige
PRLP 7231
Producer Esmond Edwards
Frank Wess chronology
The Frank Wess Quartet
(1960)The Frank Wess Quartet1960
Southern Comfort
Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me
(1963)Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me1963

Southern Comfort is an album by jazz saxophonist Frank Wess which was recorded in 1962 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating "Nelson's attractive arrangements serve Wess quite well throughout this session... To his credit, Nelson doesn't over-arrange. There is still plenty of room for blowing and improvising, and Wess sounds very uninhibited on everything... One of Wess' most rewarding sessions".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Frank Wess except as indicated

  1. "Southern Comfort" (Oliver Nelson) - 6:33
  2. "Blue Skies" (Irving Berlin) - 5:45
  3. "Gin's Beguine" - 6:46
  4. "Blues for Butterball" (Bob Bryant, Marshall Dodge) - 4:54
  5. "Summer Frost" - 3:59
  6. "Dancing in the Dark" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 4:39
  7. "Shufflin'" (Nelson) - 3:01



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 21, 2013
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic listing accessed May 21, 2013