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Romantic Approach

LP (Item 384984) Capitol, 1961 — Condition: Very Good
Beautiful beautiful work from Stan Kenton – an album that applies the dark tones of his arranging style to a range of popular numbers that end up completely transformed! The set has Stan working with some unusual instrumentation that features the Kenton-designed "mellophonium" – an odd larger horn that creates a beautiful shimmering finish in the brass section – one that pushes the Kenton "wall of color" style even further than before, as Stan takes the group through a set of lushly emotive numbers. The tones and sounds are still very much in the Kenton mode, despite the "romantic" tag in the title – with a style that shows that brings in the modern along with the mellow – on tracks that include "Fools Rush In", "You're Mine You", "Moonlight In Vermont", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "All The Things You Are".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original pressing, including Kenton catalog inner sleeve.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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