The Loud Minority

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The Loud Minority
The Loud Minority.jpg
Studio album by Frank Foster
Released 1972
Recorded 1972
Los Angeles, CA
Genre Jazz
Length 41:16
Label Mainstream
MRL 349
Producer Bob Shad
Frank Foster chronology
Manhattan Fever
(1968)Manhattan Fever1968
The Loud Minority
Here and Now
(1976)Here and Now1976

The Loud Minority is an album by American saxophonist Frank Foster recorded in 1972 for the Mainstream label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]

AllMusic awarded the album 3½ stars stating "Foster assembled a giant of a big band featuring dual instrumentation all around, including keyboards, basses, and drummers to power a horn section chock-full of the best mainstream jazz and progressive players of the day... a band that knows no bounds or limits, at its core a mighty modern jazz orchestra removed from Foster's work with the Count Basie band".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Frank Foster

  1. "The Loud Minority" - 14:33
  2. "Requiem for Dusty" - 6:12
  3. "J.P.'s Thing" - 11:43
  4. "E.W. - Beautiful People" - 8:48



  1. ^ Edwards, D., Callahan, Eyries, P., Watts, R. & Neely, T. Discography of the Mainstream Label (Preview), accessed November, 13, 2014
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G., Allmusic Review accessed November 13, 2014