Remembering Frank Foster


Grammy Award

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On July 26, Frank Foster, singer, composer, flautist and saxophonist passed away.  Frank worked very closely with many Jazz and blues greats, including Count Basie, Thelonius Monk and George Benson.  He received a Grammy in 1988 for Best Instrumental Arrangement, Jazz Category.  This was for arranging “Basie’s Bag” for George Benson.  In 1987 he won his first Grammy for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocal, 1987.  He made a big band arrangement of “Deedles’ Blues” to win this award.

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I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

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