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Like some of the better bandleaders of earlier years, Stan Kenton hit the 70s with a keen ear for younger talents and fresher sounds – and although his fame at the time was waning, the quality of his work really seemed to be taking off! This set's one of Stan's best from the period – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Later modern work by Kenton – but still pretty darn great! The album features arrangements by Johnny Richards – clever explorations in time that still swing with that nice Richards touch, played by a group that features a number of lesser-known younger players, including Don Menza, who' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Featured soloists include Quinn Davis on alto, Warren Gale on trumpet, Graham Ellis on tuba, Willie Maiden on baritone, Dick Shearer on trombone, Richard Torres on flute, and Jim Kartchner on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album
Arranged by Robert Curnow, with Jay Saunders, Dennis Noday, Mike Vax, Mike Snustead, and Ray Brown on trumpets; Dick Shearer, Harvey Coonin, Fred Carter, Mike Wallace, and Phil Herring on trombones; Quin Davis, Chris Galuman, Willie Maiden, and Chuck Carter on saxophones; Peter Erskine on drums, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A seminal work in the development of the American jazz avant garde, and one of the most "out" records that Kenton (or Capitol) ever released! The whole album is based around two startling compositions by Robert Graettinger – "This Modern World" and "City Of ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great set by Stan Kenton – one that applies the dark tones of his style to a range of popular numbers that end up completely transformed! The album features some wonderful charts from arranger Lennie Niehaus – emerging here as one of the more complicated talents of the west coast ... LP, Vinyl record album
Funky stuff from Stan – a very different album than usual! The style here is 70s big band funk – mixing the usual horn-heavy frontline with some electric bass and more of the groove that was showing up with the European big bands at the time – particularly those on the MPS label. ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Kenton's greatest records, and the one in which he proves his dedication to Latin styles, by serving up a killer batch of Afro-Cuban tracks with an incredibly authentic feel. The great Johnny Richards handled the arrangements, and the tracks are long and drawn out, with plenty of solo space ... LP, Vinyl record album
Late Kenton on Capitol – but great Kenton too! In a way, Stan was almost best when he was working with standards – as on a set like this, he has an incredible way of transforming the sound of familiar numbers into something dark, moody, and modern. It's amazing to hear the way he ... LP, Vinyl record album
Two favorites of the trad jazz scene get together on this extremely well-selling Capitol album. Players include Peanuts Hucko, Billy Bauer, and Ernie Caceres – and titles include "Mama's Gone", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "55th & Broadway", "It's ... LP, Vinyl record album