Now, a Jazz Moment...
MUSIC: "Rainy Afternoon" CD: The Frank Wess Quartet, Prestige/Moodsville OJCCD 1103-2 (MV-8) (cut 2)
Frank Wess: Like everything else with me, it seemed my life started when I was ten years old. (:05)
NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess...
Frank Wess: If I said, "I want a saxophone," my mother said, "Wait till you're ten years old." "I wanna bicycle." "Wait till you're ten years old." If I wanted some skates, she says, "Wait till you're ten years old." When I was ten years old, my life started. I got my saxophone, my bicycle, my skates, everything, you know! (:20)
But clearly, saxophone beat out all those other hobbies.
Frank Wess: Oh, well, I always liked saxophone. Saxophone is very rewarding. It's easy to learn to play, but it's not easy to master. (:13)
MUSIC: up and fades under
This Jazz Moment with saxophonist Frank Wess was created by the National Endowment For The Arts.
Frank Wess on when his life started