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Frank Wess at 91
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The great reed player Frank Wess–who started out in the original Basie Band and his been playing steadily ever since–celebrated his 91st birthday with a week at Birdland in January. And yes, I am obsessed with the nonagenarian and his great spirit as well as his magnificent playing.

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