The Frank Wess Quartet

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The Frank Wess Quartet
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Studio album by Frank Wess
Released 1960
Recorded May 9, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 37:59
Label Moodsville
Producer Esmond Edwards
Frank Wess chronology
Opus De Blues
(1959)Opus De Blues1959
The Tommy Flanagan Trio
Southern Comfort
(1962)Southern Comfort1962

The Frank Wess Quartet is an album by jazz flautist Frank Wess which was recorded in 1960 and released on the Moodsville label.[1]


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

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating "Frank Wess has long been one of the most underrated flautists in jazz, but it's his primary instrument on this CD reissue of a Moodsville LP recorded in 1960... Highly recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's So Peaceful in the Country" (Alec Wilder) - 4:01
  2. "Rainy Afternoon" (Frank Wess) - 8:26
  3. "Star Eyes" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) - 3:54
  4. "Stella by Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 5:10
  5. "But Beautiful" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 4:36
  6. "Gone with the Wind" (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) - 5:46
  7. "I See Your Face Before Me" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 6:05



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 21, 2013
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic listing accessed May 20, 2013