He was one of the two Franks to lead the Basie Band. The other being Frank Weiss. Neal Hefti wrote a neat little set piece called "Two Franks". They have very contrasting solo styles. And both played flute.
Because of his failing health Frank Foster concentrated more on the flute and his most recent works with the Amsterdam Concert Gebouw is very tasteful .
I remember the evening my wife and I danced the night away under the stars at New York's Lincoln Center , as he swung the Basie Band, especially Shiny Stockings.