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Frank Foster: Xpanded Mission

Frank Foster

Tenor saxophonist Frank Foster may be as old as he looks, to paraphrase one of the new tunes on his new quartet recording, but there’s no musical generation gap 
separating him from the younger players he’s teamed up with in his latest career phase.

Long associated with the Count Basie Orchestra-first as a player and arranger from 1953 to 1964, then as its musical director from 1986 to 1995-Foster is busier than ever with his own projects, including leading his own quartet, the Non-Electric Company, and his 21-piece big band, The Loud Minority, as well as recording and 
arranging for several world-class jazz orchestras.

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