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Stan Kenton7.5 On The Richter Scale ... LP
Creative World, 1973. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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. The best proof of this is the cuts "2002-Zarathustrarevistied", and "Down and Dirty", both of which are great funky numbers, and the latter of which features a very tasty break on the intro! Other cuts include "Country Cousin", "Live & Let Die", "Blue Gene", and "It's Not Easy Bein Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Stan KentonAdventures In Blues ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Very Good+ ... $0.99 3.99
With Stan at the helm, you can bet that this set is anything but "blues" in the traditional sense – and is instead more one of Kenton's tone poems of color – tuned to the darker hues of the spectrum, and served up perfectly in a batch of beautifully shimmering arrangements! There's still plenty of Kenton's modern touches in the way the album's laid out, but the overall feel is moody and blue-toned – arranged mostly by Gene Roland, who also composed all the original tracks for the set. Titles include "Dragonwyck", "Blue Ghost", "Exit Stage Left", "Aphrodisia", "Fitz", and "The Blues Story". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, a partially split spine and a lightly bent corner.)

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Stan KentonComplete Capitol Recordings Of The Holman & Russo Charts (4CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Mosaic, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 4CD ... $59.99
A huge range of recordings with two of the best arrangers who ever worked with Stan Kenton! Includes material from a great variety of records and sessions – a really unique package. CD
(Out of print, hand-numbered limited edition pressing – in nice shape!)

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Stan KentonComprehensive Kenton ... LP
EMI, 1940s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $2.99
Amazing stuff, the birth of a legend – and some of the most important modern jazz of the 40s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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Stan KentonCuban Fire ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Very Good ... $2.99 4.99
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 for the group. Titles include "Fuego Cubano", "Quien Sabe", and "La Quera Baila". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing. Cover has light wear, a small sticker spot on the back and a mostly split spine.)

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Stan KentonJourney To Capricorn ... LP
Creative World, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of the best of Stan's mid 70s albums – a very hip set of big band tracks that swings with a fluid and soulful approach that you wouldn't normally associate with the Kenton groove! In a way, the overall feel here is somewhere in the territory of some of Woody Herman's excellent early 70s work – although with a bit less funk and electronics. Titles include "90 Celsius", "Granada Smoothie", "Pegasus", "Too Shy To Say", "Celebration Suite", and "Journey To Capricorn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonLive In Europe ... CD
London/Decca (Germany), 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Recorded 'Live' In Holland. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonPopular Favorites By Stan Kenton ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $0.99 1.99
The modern touch of Stan Kenton is used to transform a host of familiar numbers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has light wear, a few small seam splits and a bit of clear tape along the top seam.)

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Stan KentonStage Door Swings ... CD
Capitol, 1958. Used ... $1.99
A genius set from Stan Kenton – seductively simple, but featuring some great arrangements from Lennie Niehaus! Despite the title, the album's less of a showtune affair than you might think – as Stan and his group run through a number of popular tunes from the 50s, remaking them in washes of color and sound – working beautifully with the Niehaus arrangements to give them all the Kenton touch! Players include Bill Perkins, Jack Sheldon, and Niehaus himself – and titles include "The Party's Over", "Lullaby Of Broadway", "Hey There", "Bali Hai", "Whatever Lola Wants", "All At Once You Love Her", and "I Love Paris". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonStan Kenton Conducts The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton ... CD
Capitol, 1967. Used ... $3.99
One of the hippest Stan Kenton albums of the 60s – a set of original compositions by Dee Barton – Stan's drummer at the time, and a composer to rival the great ones who contributed to the Kenton group of the 40s and 50s! Barton's work here is totally great – modern, but never too academically so – that perfect balance of swinging and thinking that marks some of the best Kenton albums over the years. All numbers are awash in those great Kenton tones and colors we love so much – and the group here features Mike Price on trumpet, Dick Shearer on trombone, Ray Reed on alto & flute, Mike Altschul on tenor, and Don Bagley on bass – as well as Kenton on piano and Barton on drums. Titles include "Man", "Lonely Boy", "Singing Oyster", "Dilemma", "Three Thoughts", "A New Day", and "Woman". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Stan KentonStan Kenton Plays Chicago ... LP
Creative World, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Stan Kenton plays Chicago – and a bit of Blood Sweat & Tears as well – taking all the best energy from the young jazz rock generation, and turning it towards the sound of his orchestra for the 70s! There's some totally kicking rhythms here – thanks to the mighty Peter Erskine on drums and Mike Ross on electric bass – both of whom really help open up the tunes right from the start, and give the horn players plenty of energy to soar nicely! There's some added percussion from Ramon Lopez, and Kenton plays piano – but often stays a bit more in the background, to let the younger players groove over the top – on titles that include "First Child", "The Rise & Fall Of A Short Fugue", "Chicago III Suite", and "From Blood Sweat & Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan Kenton Alumni BandHave Band Will Travel – Live ... CD
Summit, 2010. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Artemis & Apollo", "Swing House", "El Viento Caliente", "Invitation", "Crescent City Stomp", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD

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Stan Kenton OrchestraLive At Newport – 1959, 1963, 1971 (3CD set) ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1959/1963/1971. Used 3 CDs ... $9.99
Three separate live performance by Stan Kenton! CD

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Stan Kenton/June Christy/Four FreshmenRoad Show ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A great example of the Kenton powerhouse in action – a 90 minute double-live recording that really set a new standard for jazz sets of its type! The album features a side apiece dedicated to each of the three acts – one by Kenton's orchestra, one by Christy on vocals, and one by the Four Freshmen – the latter two supported by Kenton's group on their own sides, then joining together for a final fourth side that features all artists together. The approach is a great one – very vibrant, and certainly crowd-pleasing – and titles include "Artistry In Rhythm", "My Old Flame", "I Want To Be Happy", "Midnight Sun", "Day In Day Out", "Angel Eyes", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing, in the gatefold cover with booklet. Cover has half split top seams, light surface wear & aging.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonAdventures In Jazz ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stan reprises his famous modernist swing in a great little album that's one of his best works from the early 60s. The tracks are longish, with the mixture of dark shading and breakout solos that grace some of his best early work – and although the players in the group aren't the famous west coasters that Stan first brought to fame, they all do a fine job when the solo moment comes. Titles include "Waltz Of The Prophets", "Turtle Talk", "Malaguena", and "Body & Soul". CD features the bonus tracks "Body & Soul (first version)" and "Waltz Of The Prophets (first version)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonAdventures In Time ... CD
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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's pretty great on tenor. Titles include "Commencement", "Aspect", "Artemis & Apollo", "Septour From Antares", and "Quintile". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonAt The Las Vegas Tropicana (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "Bernie's Turn", "Home Journey", "Puck's Blues", "It's All Right With Me", "End Of A Love Affair", and "Sentimental Riff" – all recorded live at the Tropicana. Features seven bonus tracks too! CD
(1996 CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonBest Of Stan Kenton ... CD
Capitol, 1940s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Artistry In Rhythm", "Eager Beaver", "Artistry Jumps", "Painted Rhythm", "Intermission Riff", "Collaboration", "Lover", "Unison Riff", "The Peanut Vendor", "Interlude", "Love For Sale", "Laura", "23 Degrees North - 82 Degrees West", "Invention For Guitar And Trumpet", "Stompin' At The Savoy", "La Suerte De Los Tontos (The Fortune Of Fools)", "Waltz Of The Prophets", and "Malaguena". CD
(Out of print, booklet has some wear.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonKenton In Hi-Fi ... CD
Capitol, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily the most successful album that Stan Kenton ever recorded – a brilliant reworking of older Kenton band standards, done with the dynamics of the 50s hi fi scene! The album's a much-needed one to any fan of Stan's genius – as the tunes are presented here in recordings that really sparkle a lot more than their original 40s readings – recordings that not only benefit from the better fidelity of the time, but also from Kenton's finer-tuning on the arrangements, in a way that pushes his original vision even more strongly than before. Players include Lennie Niehaus, Maynard Ferguson, Pete Candoli, Jack Nimitz, Vido Musso, and Bill Perkins – and titles include "Artistry Jumps", "Interlude", "Minor Riff", "Painted Rhythm", "Southern Scandal", and "Eager Beaver". CD
(1992 CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonLive In Europe ... CD
Decca/Vocalion (UK), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Recorded 'Live' At Veghel, Holland, 18 September 1976. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonOne Night Stand – The Innovations Orchestra, Live At The Hollywood Palladium ... CD
Choice, 1951. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Recorded in March 1951 with band that features Maynard Ferguson, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, and Shelly Manne. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonPortraits On Standards (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Notable sidemen include Zoot Sims, Lee Konitz, Conte Candoli, and Art Pepper – on tracks that include "Baia", "Autumn In New York", "Me Reverie", "April In Paris", "You And The Night And The Music", and "Street Of Dreams". CD
(Jazz Heritage pressing with full color artwork.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonRoad Band 67 ... CD
Tantara, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Three Thoughts", "Taboo Montuna", "My Ship", "Street Of Dreams", "Artistry In Rhythm", and "Sophisticated Lady". CD

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✨✧ Stan Kenton/Joel Kaye & New York Neophonic OrchestraNew Horizons Vol 2 – Stan Kenton Conducts The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra/Joel Kaye Directs The New York Neophonic Orchestra ... CD
Tantara, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes a 1965 performance by Stan Kenton – with Shorty Rogers, Conte Candoli, and Bud Shank – and more recent recordings by Joel Kaye's New York Neophonic Orchestra that feature works by composer and arranger Johnny Richards. CD

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✨✧ Stan Kenton1951 Live Hollywood Palladium ... CD
Group 7, 1951. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Maynard Ferguson and Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Bud Shank and Art Pepper on alto, and Shelly Manne on drums. CD
(CDr release.)

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✨✧ Stan Kenton50th Anniversary Celebration – Back To Balboa (5CD set) ... CD
Mama Foundation, 1991. Used 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Maynard Ferguson & the Big Bop Nouveau Band, the Bill Holman Big Band, the Bob Florence Limited Edition, the Lighthouse All-Stars, the Buddy Childers Big Band, the Lee Konitz Quartet, the Bob Cooper Quartet, the Tom Talbert Jazz Orchestra, the Bud Shank Quartet, and the Mark Masters Jazz Orchestra. CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some light edgewear and a spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonStan Kenton Live – Spotlight on Lee Konitz, Chris Connor, & Bill Russo – Unissued Concert In Minature Encores Broadcasts 1952 to 1953 ... CD
Natasha, 1952/1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Lee Konitz & Vinnie Dean on alto saxophone, Bob Gioga & Hank Levy on barritone saxophone, Don Bagley on bass, George Roberts on bass trombone, Stan Levey on drums, Sal Salvador on guitar, Stan Kenton on piano, Bill Holman & Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophone, Bill Russo, Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Keith Moon & Tom Shepard on trombone, – Buddy Childers, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, Don Smith, Ernie Royal, Maynard Ferguson & Ruben McFall on trumpet & Chris Connor on vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonStan Kenton Today/Stan Kenton Recorded Live In London ... LP
Decca/London, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Hip 70s work from Stan Kenton – a set recorded live in the UK in 1972, in the best modern style he was using at the time! As with some of Kenton's other excellent 70s sessions, the players on the records are lesser-known than on his classic sets – but all are extremely well-suited to the Kenton groove, and are younger players that have a free-thinking approach that makes for some great solo work. Tracks are all relatively long, and have a rhythmic pulse that's really great – not really electric, but clearly informed at times by the use of electric instrumentation in bigger bands at the time. Titles include "Malaguena", "Artistry In Percussion", "Chiapas", "Bogota", "Fringe Benefit", "Walk Softly", and "Ambivalence". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ June Christy & Stan KentonDuet ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Haunting stuff – and one of June Christy's darkest albums! June's singing here with her old boss, Stan Kenton, at the piano – no other real backing, just the pair of them working together in a session that's uniquely stripped down for the time. June's vocals are frail and tender – with even more sadness than in some of her more fully arranged sessions, all of which we love to death. Titles include "Come To The Party", "Angel Eyes", "Lonely Woman", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "We Kiss In A Shadow", and "You're Mine You". CD

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✨✧ June Christy & Stan KentonDuet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Haunting stuff – and one of June Christy's darkest albums! June's singing here with her old boss, Stan Kenton, at the piano – no other real backing, just the pair of them working together in a session that's uniquely stripped down for the time. June's vocals are frail and tender – with even more sadness than in some of her more fully arranged sessions, all of which we love to death. Titles include "Come To The Party", "Angel Eyes", "Lonely Woman", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "We Kiss In A Shadow", and "You're Mine You". Plus, the CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks not on the original LP! CD

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✨✧ Stan Kenton23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West – Concert In Miniature Encores 1952 to 1953 ... CD
Natasha Imports, 1952/1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Lee Konitz and Chris Conner. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonChristmas 1962 – Good King Wenceslas/Reuban's Blues/Twelve Days Of Christmas/Just In Time ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1962. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Stan KentonFrom The Creative World of Stan Kenton Comes - A Merry Christmas! ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan KentonKenton's Christmas (aka Merry Christmas) ... LP
Capitol/Creative World, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous little Christmas album from Stan Kenton – filled with rich colors, deep tones, and a sense of majesty that's very much in keeping with the best spirit of the holiday! Stan's working here with Ralph Carmichael on the arrangements – in a mode that's still got the interesting instrumental touches of the late Kenton sound, but which avoids the atonal, and goes instead for the warmly unified sound of that incredible Kenton horn section. The set features both secular and spiritual tunes – and titles include "The Holly & The Ivy", "We Three Kings Of Orient Are", "Good King Wenceslas", "Twelve Days Of Christmas", "Once In Royal David's City", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "Christmas Medley". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan KentonMerry Christmas ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous little Christmas album from Stan Kenton – filled with rich colors, deep tones, and a sense of majesty that's very much in keeping with the best spirit of the holiday! Stan's working here with Ralph Carmichael on the arrangements – in a mode that's still got the interesting instrumental touches of the late Kenton sound, but which avoids the atonal, and goes instead for the warmly unified sound of that incredible Kenton horn section. The set features both secular and spiritual tunes – and titles include "The Holly & The Ivy", "We Three Kings Of Orient Are", "Good King Wenceslas", "Twelve Days Of Christmas", "Once In Royal David's City", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "Christmas Medley". CD also features the bonus "Christmas For Moderns"! CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonMerry Christmas ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous little Christmas album from Stan Kenton – filled with rich colors, deep tones, and a sense of majesty that's very much in keeping with the best spirit of the holiday! Stan's working here with Ralph Carmichael on the arrangements – in a mode that's still got the interesting instrumental touches of the late Kenton sound, but which avoids the atonal, and goes instead for the warmly unified sound of that incredible Kenton horn section. The set features both secular and spiritual tunes – and titles include "The Holly & The Ivy", "We Three Kings Of Orient Are", "Good King Wenceslas", "Twelve Days Of Christmas", "Once In Royal David's City", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "Christmas Medley". CD also features the bonus "Christmas For Moderns"! CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonTunes & Topics – Part 2 ... CD
Tantara, 1970/1972. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Part two of a live set recorded at the Golden Lion in Dayton, Ohio – plus an interview with Bob Foskett. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonUncollected Stan Kenton Vol 4 – 1944 - 1945 ... LP
Hindsight, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "The Man I Love", "Tico Tico", " Tabby The Cat", "Conversin' With The Brain", "Got A Penny, Jenny", "St Louis Blues" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan KentonV-Disc – A Musical Contribution By America's Best ... CD
V Disc/Collectors Choice, Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "I'm A Shy Guy", "Ride On", "I Never Thought I'd Sing The Blues", "That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch", "Southern Scandal", "Intermission Riff", "Tampico", "Monotony", "Eager Beaver", "Artistry In Rhythm", and "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine". CD

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✨✧ Stan Kenton OrchestraCool Hot & Swingin' – Live ... CD
Tantara, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
17 tracks recorded live in San Bernardino in 1956. Players include Lennie Niehaus on alto sax, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Curtis Counce on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. CD

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✨✧ Stan Kenton23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West – Concert In Miniature Encores 1952 to 1953 ... CD
Viper's Nest, 1952/1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Lee Konitz and Chris Conner. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonBirthday In Britain ... CD
Creative World, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Recorded with his orchestra at Albert Hall and Fairfield Hall, with songs including "Happy Birthday To You", "Street Of Dreams", "Of Space And Time", "No Harmful Slide Effects", "Ambivalence" and more. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonContemporary Concepts (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Contemporary concepts that are as bold today as they were when first released in the mid 50s! Stan's at the height of his powers here – working with the brilliant Bill Holman to craft some incredible versions of tunes that had become jazz standards, tired ones at that – but which explode into new colors and tones in the hands of the Kenton magic! Titles include sublime readings of "What's New", "Stella By Starlight", "Yesterdays", "Cherokee", and "I've Got You Under My Skin" – and the CD features bonus material that includes "Opus In Chartreuse", "Opus In Turquoise", "Opus In Beige", and "Sunset Tower" – most of which were arranged by Gene Roland, and are even more modern than some of the other material. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonCreative World Of Stan Kenton – By Request Vol IV ... LP
Creative World, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With solos by Art Pepper, Milt Bernhart, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Laurindo Almeida, Maynard Ferguson, Don Bagley, Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Holman, Lennie Niehaus, Don Dennis, Frank Rosolino, and Lee Konitz. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan KentonHair ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great album by Stan Kenton – a reading of the Hair score, and a lot groovier than most of his other 60s work! Part of the reason for this is Ralph Carmichael – who does the arrangements for the record, and brings in plenty of the cool touches he was using on his own records from the time. The band bumps along with some great electric bass, tight drums from Paul Humphrey, and nice use of keyboards and percussion. Many tracks have vocals by a chorus that includes Edna Wright – and titles include "Where Do I Go", "Sodomy", "Easy To Be Hard", "Walking In Space", "Frank Mills", and "Colored Spade". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan KentonKenton '76 ... CD
Creative World, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 batch of warmly-grooving numbers that stretch out in a completely different way than earlier work – almost soul jazz at times, with a good blend of rhythms that soar with some of the changes that were showing up in Woody Herman's work of the time. The record's got a great jazz dance number called "Samba De Haps", with solo work by a young Tim Hagans – plus a nice soaring tune called "Time For A Change", and the tracks "Tiburon", "Decoupage", and "A Smith Named Greg". CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonKenton 53 – Concert In Weisbaden ... CD
Astral Jazz, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes Kenton's amazing orchestra – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Lee Knonitz and Zoot Sims on sax, and June Christy on vocals! CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonLive At Brigham Young University ... CD
Creative World/GNP, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stan Kenton on piano, Chuck Carter, Kim Frizell, Quin Davis, Richard Torres, and Willie Maiden on saxophone, Dick Shearer, Fred Carter, Graham Ellis, Mike Jamieson, and Mike Wallace on trombone, Dennis Noday, Gary Pack, Jay Saunders, Joe Marcinkiewicz, and Mike Vax on trumpet, Gary Todd on bass, John Von Ohlen on drums, and Ramon Lopez on percussion. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonLive At The Sunset Ridge Country Club 1976 Vol 2 ... CD
Magic (UK), 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stan Kenton on piano, Dave Kennedy, Jay Sollenberger, Joe Casano, Steve Campos, and Tim Hagens on trumpet, Terry Layne on alto saxophone, Alan Yankee and Greg Smith on baritone saxophone, Dan Salmasian and Roy Reynolds on tenor saxophone, Dave Keim, Dick Shearer, and Mike Egan on trumbone, Alan Morrissey and Doug Purviance on bass trombone, Doug Purviance on tuba, John Worster on bass, Gary Hobbs on drums, and Ramon Lopez on congas. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonLive Birdland Encores (2CD) ... CD
Mr Music, Early 50s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Chris Connor and The Four Freshman. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonStan Kenton Conducts The Berlin Dream Band – Berliner Philharmonie 7th November 1969 ... CD
Sounds Of Yesteryear (UK), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Opening Applause", "Artistry In Rhythm", "Reuben's Blues", "Stompin' At The Savoy", "Artemis And Apollo", "Young Blood", "Stan Kenton Medley", "To Duke", and "Malaguena". CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonStan Kenton Live & His Orchestra – Concert In Minature Vol 2 ... CD
Sounds Of Yesteryear (UK), 1952. Used ... Out Of Stock
22 tracks in all, including "Stardust", "Love for Sale", "Ennui", "Bill's Blues", "Artistry In Rhythm", "Dynaflow", "Opus In Pastels", "Round Robin", "You Go To My Head", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Young Blood", "Artistry In Rhythm", and more. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonStan Kenton Presents ... LP
Capitol, 1950. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Excellent early Stan Kenton – and a perfect album to pick if you're looking for a great example of the way he blended modernist jazz with more traditional swing based forms. The album's a showcase of rich shimmering colors, played by Kenton and the orchestra to perfection, and highlighting some of the current group's strongest talent – with a lineup that includes Shorty Rogers and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets, Art Pepper and Bud Shank on alto sax, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Halls of Brass", "Art Pepper", "Shelly Manne", "House Of Strings", and "June Christy", an incredible number that has June singing some excellent wordless vocals! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan Kenton & His OrchestraLive At Redlands University ... CD
Creative World, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
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. CD

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✨✧ Stan Kenton/Collegiate Neophonic OrchestraHorns Of Plenty Vol 1 ... CD
Tantara, 1961. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Stan Kenton Orchestra and the Collegiate Neophonic Orchestra conducted by Jack Wheaton and Bill Fritz. CD

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✨✧ Stan Kenton/Trinity Big BandHorns Of Plenty Vol 3 ... CD
Tantara, 1962. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Stan Kenton Orchestra and the Trinity Big Band conducted by Bobby Lamb. CD

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✨✧ Bill HolmanFabulous Bill Holman – His Octet & Orchestra (Stan Kenton Presents/Fabulous Bill Holman) ... CD
Jazz City/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954/1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 slices of work from tenor saxophonist Bill Holman – a key force in the Stan Kenton band of the early 50s, but a player who sounds even better as a leader on his own! The first half of this set brings together material from Holman's Kenton Presents sessions for Capitol in 1954 – octet material done with Don Fagerquist, Bob Eneveldsen, and Stu Williamson providing full brass support on trumpet and trombones – while Holman, Herb Geller, and Bob Gordon cut some broader lines themselves on saxes. Tunes are all great originals by Holman – extremely inventive in both melody and structure – with titles that include "Sparkle", "Tanglefoot", "Song Without Words", "Cousin Jack", "Back To Minors", and "Jughaid". Next up is material from the 1957 Coral album The Fabulous Bill Holman – a record that's got a maturity of expression that pushes Holman way past his Kenton years! The tracks are all larger ensemble ones, arranged and partially written by Bill, and played by the group in a broad chromatic style that's very nice – certainly Kenton-esque, but with a style that's somehow a bit more personal. Players include Charlie Mariano, Herb Geller, Richie Kamuca, Conte Cantoli, Stu Williamson, and Holman himself – and titles include "Evil Eyes", "You & I", "Bright Eyes", and the extended "The Big Street" – a great 17 minute tune! CD

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✨✧ Gabe BaltazarStan Kenton Presents Gabe Baltazar ... LP
Creative World, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Notable personnel include Bud Shank on reeds, Conte Condoli on trumpet, and Pete Jolly on piano LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Serge ChaloffBoston Blow-Up! ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few key recordings issued by baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff before his untimely early death – a tremendous little record that really helped redefine the place of his instrument in jazz! The album is one of a number produced by Stan Kenton for Capitol at the time, but it's far from the cooler jazz outings of other "Kenton Presents" sessions – a real Boston Blow up that has Serge standing starkly out front on the baritone, hitting some tremendous notes that show a command and dexterity on his instrument that few other players could match! Also noteworthy is the presence of the great Boots Mussulli on alto sax – a sharp-edge player with a lot of Charlie Mariano touches, and an artist who's rarely heard in a setting so stripped-down as this. Other artists include Herb Pomeroy on trumpet, Ray Santisi on piano, and Jimmy Zitano on drums – and titles include the original numbers "Kip", "Unison", "Bob The Robin", and "Sergical" – plus versions of "What's New", "Yesterday's Gardenias", and Jaki Byard's "Diane's Melody". CD
Also available Boston Blow-Up! ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Serge ChaloffBoston Blow-Up! ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the few key recordings issued by baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff before his untimely early death – a tremendous little record that really helped redefine the place of his instrument in jazz! The album is one of a number produced by Stan Kenton for Capitol at the time, but it's far from the cooler jazz outings of other "Kenton Presents" sessions – a real Boston Blow up that has Serge standing starkly out front on the baritone, hitting some tremendous notes that show a command and dexterity on his instrument that few other players could match! Also noteworthy is the presence of the great Boots Mussulli on alto sax – a sharp-edge player with a lot of Charlie Mariano touches, and an artist who's rarely heard in a setting so stripped-down as this. Other artists include Herb Pomeroy on trumpet, Ray Santisi on piano, and Jimmy Zitano on drums – and titles include the original numbers "Kip", "Unison", "Bob The Robin", and "Sergical" – plus versions of "What's New", "Yesterday's Gardenias", and Jaki Byard's "Diane's Melody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s UK Affinity pressing.)
Also available Boston Blow-Up! ... CD 13.99

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Chris ConnorCocktails & Dusk (aka This Is Chris) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A 70s repackaging of one of Chris Connor's classic early Bethlehem recordings, with some perfect icy vocals in the great June Christ/Stan Kenton style. The accompaniment's by a sensitive group that includes Milt Hinton, Ralph Sharon, and Joe Puma, and they drop out and really lay back as Chris takes center stage with her sharp clear voice. Very boozy stuff, with heartrending versions of "Trouble Is a Man", "Blame It On My Youth", and "The Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear, edge wear, and is bent a bit at the sides.)

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Bill HolmanIn A Jazz Orbit ... LP
Andex, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99 14.99
A wonderful showcase for the arranging talents of Bill Holman – one that steps off with a more straightforward and swinging style than some of his work of the time for the Stan Kenton group! Holman here is in a great mode that bridges the large group styles of the swing years and the changes in big band sounds that would take place in the 60s – and he's almost prefacing the style of the Clarke Boland Big Band by writing charts here that pack a real punch on the ensemble passages, yet which also rely very strongly on breakaway horn solos to tear up the tunes! The strength of the players is a key factor in the success of the album – as soloists include Frank Rosolino, Jack Sheldon, Herb Geller, Richie Kamuca, and Holman himself – on titles that include "Kissin Bug", "You Go To My Head", "Far Down Below", "Aura", "Theme & Variation #2", and "No Heat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese stereo Baybridge pressing – UPS 2170. Cover has light wear.)

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New Jazz OrchestraWestern Reunion London 1965 ... LP
Decca/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $37.99 39.99
An amazing debut from a groundbreaking British jazz big band of the 60s – an ensemble led by trumpeter Neil Ardley, and one with a sound that's a lot more modern than some of their contemporaries! The group here definitely earns their "new jazz" name – as it's filled with some of the best up and coming players of the second big wave of modern British jazz – Trevor Watts on alto and flute, Ian Carr and Ardley on trumpets, Paul Rutherford on trombone, and Barbara Thompson on tenor sax – all working in an even larger ensemble with a sharpness and full-on tone that's really amazing! At some level, the group borrows a wide sense of sound and tone from Stan Kenton or Gil Evans – but at another level, they've got much more sharpness and focus – really some of the bolder late 60s styles that were explored heavily by the larger European groups on MPS. Tracks are short, but the solos wail out with tremendous power – and titles include "Milestones", "So What", "Shades Of Blue", "Big P", "Western Reunion", "Maria", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank RosolinoFrankly Speaking ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A very nice little LA jazz session – not necessarily for Rosolino's trombone, which is still pretty nice, but really for the presence of Charlie Mariano, who gets a good chance to lay down some great solos in the session's small quintet with Walter Norris, Max Bennett, and Stan Levy. The tracks are tightly arranged – as you'd expect from an album like this in the "Kenton Presents" series – but Mariano always manages to get a bit of soul in, and has some very nice moments that are worth the price of the album. Titles include "Slan", "Kingfish", "The Missus", and "Now I Lay Me Down To Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK Affinity pressing. Cover has light wear and a small center split in the top seam.)

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Sal SalvadorColors In Sound – Sal Salvador Quartet With Brass ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A beautiful title for a beautiful session – one that unlocks the tones and hues in Sal Salvador's guitar work! Sal's working here with arranger George Roumanis, who brings some real Kenton-like touches to his backings for Salvador's guitar solos on the sessions – and like Stan, he manages to write charts for the set that let the soloist stand out starkly, yet still get plenty of assistance from the larger group. And while you might be worried that the "brass" in the title could overwhelm Sal's guitar, don't – because there's a perfect poise and subtle timing here that avoids any pitfalls that might occur. Part of the excellent Mood Jazz In Hi Fi series for Decca – with titles that include "Desert Fever", "What Is There To Say", "Deep Down", "Easy Living", "Walkin Time", and "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label mono pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is great overall. Cover has a trace of an old sticker that used to be over the "with brass" – common for this.)

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VariousDark Exotica – As Dug By Lux & Ivy (Polynesia/Provocatif/Cuban Fire/Seven Deadly Sins) ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 24.99
A set that definitely lives up to its title – but in a way that's a bit different than some of the other Lux & Ivy compilations on the Righteous label! This time around, the set is more of a four-pack, featuring different albums that have a great way of blending exotica, higher ideas, and a bit of jazz! First up is Polynesia, by reedman Buddy Collette – very different than any of his better-known work of the 50s – and a complex little set that really shows off a whole new side of his talents! The album was issued by a tiny label away from the LA scene – and has Buddy blending jazz and exotica, but at a level that's way hipper than any of the more mainstream bachelor pad records of the period – maybe even pointing the way towards the very cool records that Buddy would cut overseas. The group is great – very hip – with Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Gene Cipriano on reeds, Justin DiTullo on cello, Red Callender on bass and tuba, Earl Palmer on drums, and either Al Viola or Billy Bean on guitar – very versatile jazz musicians who really follow Buddy's lead on the unusual tunes. Colette himself plays flute and a bit of clarinet – and the set also features some cool vocals from singer Marni Nixon. Next is the very rare Provocatif album from John McFarland – an obscure contribution to the exotica genre, with loads of non-western percussion, bird calls, ukuleles, and vibes. McFarland plays some original compositions like "Watusi", "Summer Storm", "Forbidden", and "The Chimp And The Bumble Bee", and other tunes like "Jungle Bells", "Tangerine", "Where Or When", and "Head Hunters". A more famous album is next, Stan Kenton's Cuban Fire – 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 for the group. Titles include "Fuego Cubano", "Quien Sabe", and "La Quera Baila". Last up is Seven Deadly Sins – one of the most high-concept albums ever recorded by Bill Russo – a full suite of tracks dedicated to the Seven Deadly Sins, and scored with a level of sophistication to match the Stan Kenton group at its modernist height! Although the overall feel is jazz, there's also a fair bit of more serious modes too – almost 20th Century classical at points, or at least some soundtrack sophistication. The tunes are awash in dark colors, and players include Don Sebesky and Eddie Bert on trombones, Burt Collins and Lou Mucci on trumpets, Larry Wilcox on tenor, and Howard Collins on guitar – plus a section of cellos as well. Titles, as you might expect, include "Greed", "Lechery", "Gluttony", "Anger", "Envy", and "Sloth". CD

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✨✧ Art FarmerBrass Shout/Aztec Suite ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing 2-in-1 CD – filled with sublime work from the mighty Art Farmer! First up is Brass Shout – a great little album by this wonderful trumpeter – and one that we passed up for years because we were afraid of the words "brass" and "shout" in the title! If you're a Farmer fan, though, don't worry about this being some sort of snoozy "bold n brassy" session – because it's a much more subtle record, and features some excellent lead solos by Farmer, set amidst a larger group arranged wonderfully by Benny Golson! Golson brings a great sense of balance to the album – mixing some larger horn passages with soulfully snapping rhythms, all at a level that still allows plenty of space for Farmer to solo sweetly on trumpet. Other players on the record include Lee Morgan on trumpet and Curtis Fuller on trombone, Percy Heath on bass, and either Philly Joe Jones or Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "Minor Vamp", "Nica's Dream", "Stella By Starlight", "Moanin", "April In Paris", and "Five Spot After Dark". Aztec Suite is a rare Latin outing from trumpeter Art Farmer – one that has him working with the mighty Cuban arranger Chico O'Farrill! The grooves here are hardly "Aztec", as Chico brings a hip postwar vibe to the session – a blend of American jazz and Latin rhythms that's totally great, and played by an all-star array of players conducted by Al Cohn! Side one of the record features the extended "Aztec Suite" – an ambitious number that begins with modern moments that are somewhere in a space between Stan Kenton and Ralph Burns' experiments of this nature, but which always has Farmer's trumpet as the center focus. Side two features tracks that are a bit more conventional Latin jazz – still played by the bigger group, but with an even stronger sense of swing! Titles include "Aztec Suite", "Heat Wave", "Drume Negrita", "Alone Together", "Woody N You", and "Delirio". CD
(2008 Connoisseur pressing.)

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✨✧ Serge ChaloffBoston Blow-Up! ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few key recordings issued by baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff before his untimely early death – a tremendous little record that really helped redefine the place of his instrument in jazz! The album is one of a number produced by Stan Kenton for Capitol at the time, but it's far from the cooler jazz outings of other "Kenton Presents" sessions – a real Boston Blow up that has Serge standing starkly out front on the baritone, hitting some tremendous notes that show a command and dexterity on his instrument that few other players could match! Also noteworthy is the presence of the great Boots Mussulli on alto sax – a sharp-edge player with a lot of Charlie Mariano touches, and an artist who's rarely heard in a setting so stripped-down as this. Other artists include Herb Pomeroy on trumpet, Ray Santisi on piano, and Jimmy Zitano on drums – and titles include the original numbers "Kip", "Unison", "Bob The Robin", and "Sergical" – plus versions of "What's New", "Yesterday's Gardenias", and Jaki Byard's "Diane's Melody". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available
Boston Blow-Up! ... LP 14.99
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✨✧ Serge ChaloffBoston Blow-Up! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few key recordings issued by baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff before his untimely early death – a tremendous little record that really helped redefine the place of his instrument in jazz! The album is one of a number produced by Stan Kenton for Capitol at the time, but it's far from the cooler jazz outings of other "Kenton Presents" sessions – a real Boston Blow up that has Serge standing starkly out front on the baritone, hitting some tremendous notes that show a command and dexterity on his instrument that few other players could match! Also noteworthy is the presence of the great Boots Mussulli on alto sax – a sharp-edge player with a lot of Charlie Mariano touches, and an artist who's rarely heard in a setting so stripped-down as this. Other artists include Herb Pomeroy on trumpet, Ray Santisi on piano, and Jimmy Zitano on drums – and titles include the original numbers "Kip", "Unison", "Bob The Robin", and "Sergical" – plus versions of "What's New", "Yesterday's Gardenias", and Jaki Byard's "Diane's Melody". CD features 3 bonus tracks that include "Boomareemaroja", plus long and short takes on "Herbs". CD
Also available
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✨✧ Pete RugoloFugitive – Original Television Series Soundtrack ... CD
Silva (UK), 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little soundtrack from Pete Rugolo – Stan Kenton's right-hand man during the early 50s modernist years, and a hell of an arranger in his own right! Pete wrote some of the best crime jazz soundtracks of the late 50s and early 60s – and his work for television ranks up there with the best by Mancini or Nelson Riddle. This 24-track set is the first time that Rugolo's work for the original Fugitive TV show has been reissued – and it's a nice mix of crime themes, chase numbers, and mellower scene-setting tunes. Titles include "Kimble vs One Armed Man", "The One Armed Man's Name is Fred Johnson", "Theme From The Fugitive", "Tragic Homecoming", "Under Arrest", "On The Run", "Brass Interlude", "Freedom & Finale", and "Back On The Road". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Palais SchaumburgLupa (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Tapete, Used ... Out Of Stock
A funky post-punk gem from Palais Schaumburg – a set that has the group tightening things up since their debut, but in a pretty great way! Like some of their British contemporaries of the post punk years, Palais Schaumburg first started with a rough blend of basslines, horns, and other odd elements – the same sort of bits you might hear in music from A Certain Ratio or Pigbag, evolved here to the level of the later work by those groups – clear evidence that the group was learning to play their instruments a bit better than before, and honing their sound into an even more powerful groove. Things are still plenty darn quirky, and far from any commercial music of the time – and if anything, the tightness in sound helps the group get their message across even better than before. Titles include "3 Nach 9", "Nationen", "Rosen", "Sieg Auf Knien", "Sprung Uber Vier Pferde", "Papperazzo", and "Stich Auf Stich". Features 3 bonus tracks too – "Stan Kenton", "Hockey", and "Packt Die Herzen Aus" – plus notes in English. CD

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✨✧ Johnny RichardsSomething Else By Johnny Richards ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Some of the best work ever from one of the most under-acknowledged jazz composers and arrangers of the 50s! Johnny Richards is probably best known for his recordings with Stan Kenton in the early part of the decade – but when he moved out on his own, he developed a tremendous sound that was even richer, even more full of color and tone than Kenton's own – and which was often done without any arch-modern tones, yet still fresh and free of cliche. The album's one of Richards' first as a leader – and features a wonderful lineup filled with top-shelf players – including Charlie Mariano on alto, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Stu Williamson and Pete Candoli on trumpets, and Frank Rosolino and Milt Bernhardt on trombones – all players who really bring a bold sort of energy to Johnny's vibrant arrangements. The sax work alone is tremendous – cutting with a beautiful edge across the larger charts – and titles include "Waltz Anyone", "Turn Aboot", "Band Aide", "Dimples", and "Burrito Borracho". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pete Rugolo & His OrchestraAdventure In Sound - Reeds In Hi Fi ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Pete Rugolo's greatest albums – and some of his most groundbreaking work away from Stan Kenton! The album features Rugolo arranging for a tight group of west coast reed players – including Bud Shank, Dave Pell, and Bob Cooper – and the tracks are angular, complicated, and dosed with that right mixture of modernism and swing that made Kenton's best work from the early 50s so great. Titles include "Theme For Alto", "Igor Beaver", "Impressionism", "Our Waltz", "Polytonal Blues", and "Collaboration". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill RussoWorld Of Alcina ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious recordings ever from Bill Russo – the composer/arranger who first rose to fame with Stan Kenton, and who's working here in an even more modern extension of Kentonite ideals! Side one of the record features Russo's beautiful composition "The World Of Alcina" – a tune originally written as a jazz ballet, but which comes across here with the fluid tones and deep colors of some of the more serious jazz soundtracks from the time. The 18 minute piece features some especially great work on horns – played by a large brace of brass instruments used with the careful, sensitive styles that clearly show an influence from Kenton. Side two features shorter tunes – most composed by Russo too, and played in ways that resonate more strongly with west coast small combo work of the time. There's a nice sense of counterpoint on most numbers, and a few tunes feature great interplay between Russo's valve trombone, Bill Porter's slide trombone, and the twin tenors of Sandy Mosse and Bill Trujillo – while others have a more open soloing style, with just Russo and Trujillo as the main horns. Rhythm is by Eddie Baker on piano, Israel Crosby on bass, and Mickey Simonetta on drums – and tracks include "For My Sister", "Under The Greenwood Tree", "L'Affair Bugs", "Bill's Blues", and "Speculum". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBig Band Jazz – From The Beginnings To The Fifties – The Smithsonian Collection (6LP Box Set) ... LP
Smithsonian/RCA, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
Includes 80 original recordings with the orchestras of Paul Whiteman, Fletcher Henderson, Luis Russell, Bennie Moten, Earl Hines, chick Webb, Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Glenn Miller, Benny Carter, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSwing Time – The Fabulous Big Band Era 1925 to 1955 (3 CD box set) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Erskine Hawkins, Luis Russell, Harry James, Paul Whiteman, Bunny Berigan, Benny Goodman, The Chocolate Dandies, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Red Norvo, Stan Kenton, and others! CD

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✨✧ Lennie NiehausLennie Niehaus – Vol 1 The Quintets ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the first moments of genius as a leader from saxophonist/arranger Lennie Niehaus – a set that has Lennie stepping out of the larger Stan Kenton orchestra, into the limelight with a hip quintet that includes Jack Montrose on tenor, Bob Gordon on baritone, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. The feel here is quite similar to the best Montrose/Gordon collaborations from the time – impeccably tight reed lines, but still played with enough sense of soul to bring in a good deal of humanity to the otherwise modern setting. The tracks are tight and short – and titles include "Bottoms Up", "I Remember You", "Poinciana", "I Should Care", "Inside Out", "Prime Rib", and "Happy Times". CD
 
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Duke EllingtonEllington Indigos ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of Duke Ellington's best albums of the 50s – a well-conceived session of dark moody tracks that revisits a few old favorites, hits a few standards, and offers a new gem that's right up there with the classics! The "indigos" title is taken very seriously here – as the album's awash in blue tones and darker hues – a bit Kenton in inspiration, but carried off with a lot more intimacy and sense of soul throughout. The group by this point is completely mature – and old bandmates like Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Cat Anderson and Ray Nance on trumpets, and Jimmy Woode on bass all fit together perfectly under Ellington's direction. Titles include Duke's great "The Sky Fell Down", plus "Mood Indigo", "Autumn Leaves", "Tenderly", "Dancing In The Dark", "Where Or When", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing – CS 8053. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ann RichardsMany Moods Of Ann Richards (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the greatest album ever from Kenton vocalist Ann Richards – and a set that really helps her break into some new territory too! The set's definitely got the many moods implied in the title – thanks to arrangements from Ralph Carmichael, Bill Holman, and Tak Shindo – all of whom do a good job of pushing Ann past the standard torchy female singer styles of the time – especially Shindo, who brings in a nice touch of the exotic! Richards has a great sound – one that's clearly inherited from June Christy, but in the best possible way – and titles include "Something's Coming", "I'm Late", "Lazy Afternoon", "By Myself", "I'm Gonna Laugh", and "Where Did You Go" – a nice vocal take on "Jordu"! CD

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✨✧ Pete RugoloIntroducing Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra (10 inch LP) ... LP
Philips (UK), Early 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Great early work from Pete Rugolo – a Kentonite who mostly recorded for Mercury, and did some great arrangements on Capitol – but who also turned in some great early work on Columbia too! The work is great – nicely dynamic and modern, but also nicely swinging – and titles include "Come Back Little Rocket", "Early Stan", "California Melodies", "360 Special", and "Bazaar". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From the Pen Of Johnny Richards & Quincy Jones ... CD
Roost/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1953/1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two gems by Sonny Stitt! The first set features Sonny blowing clean and soulfully, over larger arrangements by Johnny Richards – in a format that's quite different than any of his other records! The Richards touch is wonderful here – mellow and warm, with some Kentonite styles, but cleaner and leaner, in a way that works perfectly with Stitt's horn. Titles include "Hooke's Tours", "Loose Walk", "Pink Satin", "Opus 202", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Sancho Pozo". The second album features Sonny plus the early genius of Quincy Jones – a really great combination that makes for a standout session on Roost! As you might guess with Quincy handling the arrangements, the group here is bigger than usual for Stitt – especially given that the bulk of his Roost sessions were small group ones – but that aspect makes for a really strong record here, one that has Sonny's alto soaring out over the top of some hiply swinging Jones' charts, already infused with the kind of soul that would burst forth more famously in the 60s. Titles include a few nice originals, like "Quince" and "Sonny's Bunny", but even on the standards – like "Stardust", "Lover", and "Love Walked In" – Stitt's in top form, and solos with creativity and imagination that show him at the top of his talents! CD

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✨✧ Claude Williamson TrioKeys West ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A great solo set from Kentonite Claude Williamson. The west coast piano player takes on a number of standards, some in solo format, some with a trio including Max Bennett and Stan Levey. Nice fifties jazzy line drawing on the cover. Titles include "Spring Is Here", "Get Happy", "Yesterdays", "Like Someone In Love", and "My Heart Stood Still". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
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