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Stan KentonAdventures In Jazz ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a surface wear, a price sticker remnant, and minor splitting on the top seam.)

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Stan KentonAdventures In Time ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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", "Apercu", "Artemis & Apollo", "Septour From Antares", and "Quintile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has light surface wear, a split bottom seam, and a mostly spilt spine.)

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Stan KentonChronological Stan Kenton & His Orchestra 1946 ... CD
Classics (France), 1946. Used ... $9.99
With Kai Winding, June Christy, Vido Musso, Shelly Manne, Bob Cooper, John Anderson, Boots Mussulli, and Eddie Sadranski. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonEncores (10-inch) ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
A collection of some of Kenton's early 50s hits. Most of the tracks that are included were arranged by Pete Rugolo and they include "Peg O' My Heart", "He's Funny That Way", "Capitol Punishment", "Painted Rhythm", "Lover", "Somnambulism", "Abstraction", and "Chorale For Brass, Piano & Bongo". Packaged in a very cool cover featuring a conductor standing amidst a odd Dali-esque landscape of hands and lines. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing with deep groove.)

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Stan KentonJazz Compositions Of Stan Kenton ... LP
Creative World, Mid 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Sealed ... $4.99
A wide span of Kenton's compositions, with featured soloists that include Vido Musso, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Eddie Safranski, John Graas, Shelly Manne, Al Porcino, Art Pepper, Chico Alvarez, Eddie Bert, Jack Costanzo, Carl Fontana, Don Bagley, Lennie Neihaus, Maynard Ferguson, and Mel Lewis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is torn at the top corners and the top half in back.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonJourney To Capricorn ... LP
Creative World, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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 wear.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonKenton Touch – Portraits In Strings ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Although Stan Kenton's always best known for his famous work with 50s LA reedmen, he's equally great at working with strings as he is with saxes! This set reunites Stan with arranger Pete Rugolo – the darkly modern talent who helped Kenton hit some of his highest heights in the early 50s, and who scored backgrounds for some of our favorite vocal sessions of the 50s. An amazing sides with lush backdrops of strings soaring, snaking, swanning about as horns dart in and out of the mix, and occasional percussive touches create some even further tension. 10 tracks in all: "Salute", "Monotony", "The End Of The World", "Opus In Chartreuse", "Elegy For Alto", "Theme For Sunday", "Ballade For Drums", "Minor Riff", "A Rose For David", and "Painted Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label Capitol pressing. Cover has a half split top seam and a mark from sticker removal.)

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Stan KentonSolo – Stan Kenton Without His Orchestra ... LP
Creative World, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
A nice solo piano outing with the great Stan Kenton! Titles include "Theme To The West", "Eager Beaver", "Sunset Tower", "Lush Waltz", and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan KentonStan Kenton Conducts The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a FREE punch-out.)

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Stan KentonUncollected Stan Kenton Vol 4 – 1944 - 1945 ... LP
Hindsight, Mid 40s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Includes the tracks "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 KentonViva Kenton! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1959/1963. Used ... $3.99
Stan the man, grooving in a sweet Latin mode! The paring of Kenton modernism and Latin rhythms might seem an odd combination – but it works beautifully on this session by adding in rich tones and shades of colors to the lively percussion in the set! Kenton's orchestra is augmented by a great percussion section that includes Mike Pacheco, Willie Rodriguez, and Tommy Lopez – and horn players like Don Sebesky, Charlie Mariano, and Rolf Ericson really flesh out the tunes with some fluid ensemble work. Titles are mostly originals by Roland, and include "Siesta", "Mission Trail", "Agua Marine", "Chocolate Caliente", and "Opus In Chartreuse Cha Cha Cha". Plus, added to the album are 6 bonus tracks from Artistry In Bossa Nova – recorded in 1963, and including "Artistry In Bossa Nova", "Interlude", "Jump For Joe", "Loco Nova", and "Concerto To End All Concertos". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan Kenton & his Orchestra18 Original Big Band Recordings ... CD
Hindsight, 1962. Used ... $0.99
18 Original Big Band Recordings from 1962. CD

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Stan Kenton/June ChristyPowerful Stan Kenton Band & Pretty June Christy Voice ... LP
Pickwick, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Ann Richards/Stan KentonTwo Much ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
Ann's a more lustily voiced singer than the sort that usually worked with Stan Kenton during the 50s – with a deep range in her delivery of a song, and a mode of singing that's a bit more unbridled than you'd expect for someone working under Stan. This set's a lot more Ann's album than it is Kenton's – and arrangements, by the likes of Gene Roland, Bill Holman, and Johnny Richards, are all pretty swinging with more room for Ann's voice than horn solos. Titles include "No Moon At All", "The Morning After", "I Was The Last One To Know", "All Or Nothing At All", and "Don't Be That Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has split seams held with old tape, an index sticker on the spine, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonSketches On Standards (Creative World) ... LP
Capitol/Creative World, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Kenton – warm and seductive, yet also modern and adventurous, tunes that are familiar, yet inexplicably transformed by the Kentonite approach! The record's got a similar feel to some of the best work coming out of the Kenton school at the time – and players on the set include Lee Kontiz, Frank Rosolino, and Conte Candoli – all of whom get in some good solos on the record. Arrangements are by Bill Russo and Kenton – never too over the top or complicated, but complex enough to please our modern ears, and to make the set much more than a package of big band standards! Titles include "There's A Small Hotel", "Lover Man", "Fascinatin Rhythm", "Sophisticated Lady", "Shadow Waltz", and "Pennies From Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Duophonic pressing. Cover has light wear and some fading along the spine.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonNew Concepts Of Artistry In Rhythm ... CD
Capitol, 1952. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful modernist work from Kenton – one of the first albums to cull his genius together as a whole, filled with the kind of tracks that perfectly sum up his unique approach at the time! If you've ever wondered what makes Kenton so great, this is the album to begin with – as it's filled with fantastic original tunes that provide a shimmering solo showcase for work of players like Lee Konitz, Frank Rosolino, and Bill Holman. Titles include "23 N - 82 W", "Young Blood", "Improvisation", and the haunting "Invention For Guitar And Trumpet", which features Sal Salvador and a young Maynard Ferguson. CD adds 4 bonus tracks to the original 10" LP. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonStan Kenton Conducts The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
With Bud Shank on alto sax & woodwind, John Lowe on baritone sax & woodwind, John Worster on bass, Jim Amlotte on bass trombone, Nick Ceroli on drums, Dennis Budimer on guitar, Arthur Maebe, John Cave, Richard Perissi, Vince De Rosa & Bill Hinshaw on French horn, Frank Carlson on percussion, Claude Williamson on piano, Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper & Don Lodice on tenor saxophone & woodwind, Bob Fitzpatrick, Gil Falco & Vernon Friley on trombone, Dalton Smith, Frank Huggins, Gary Barone, Ollie Mitchell & Ron Ossa on trumpet, John Bambridge on tuba & Emil Richards on vibraphone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing in the textured cover.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonInnovations Orchestra ... CD
Capitol, Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant collection of work from Stan Kenton – recordings from his Innovations Orchestra, the groundbreaking group from the years 1950 and 1951, which featured players that include Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, and Laurindo Almeida! The work features Kenton in some of his most modern modes – taking the broad range of colors and tones he first started forging in the late 40s, and fusing them onto some modern jazz ideals of the early 50s. The result is some incredible music that still sounds extremely fresh today – tracks that still have a swinging rhythm and jazz-based solos, but which also have a keen ear towards the 20th Century Classical Music of mid century. Titles include "Solitaire", "Soliloquy", "June Christy", "Shelly Manne", "House Of Strings", "Cello-logy", "Art Pepper", "Halls Of Brass", "In Veradero", "Blues In Riff", and "Coop's Solo". 2CDs, great notes, and 30 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)
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Johnny KeatingRobbery ... LP
London, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A killer soundtrack from jazzy Johnny Keating – a set that we'd rank right up there with his other non-film work of the 60s! The score's got a bold, edgey sort of quality – one that shows a real maturation in Keating's music since the earlier part of the decade – but still that great sense of rhythm and repetition that first made him stand out so strongly. The horns are especially great – bold and brassy one minute, then laidback and compressed the next – filled with great colors and tones that show a link back to Stan Kenton sounds of the 50s, turned towards much groovier ends for Johnny's 60s generation. All tracks are originals, and the titles include the lead vocal "Born To Lose", sung by Jackie Lee – plus "Kate's Theme", "Gang's Arrest", "Accident", "Diamond Robbery", "Breaking Into The Mail Van", and "Passing The Mail Bags". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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North Texas State College Lab BandNorth Texas State College Lab Band ... LP
90th Floor, 1961. Very Good- ... $7.99
Early work from the North Texas Lab Band – an ensemble that would go onto become one of the biggest breeding grounds for jazz talents in the Lonestar State! At this point in their recorded career, the group have a heavy Kentonite influence – no surprise, since they get notes and an endorsement from Stan himself! Players in the group include Marvin Stamm, Dee Barton, and Herb Porter – and the tracks are pretty fresh and original, with that Kenton blend of modern, swing, and solo space. Titles include "Dee Day", "Vino For Doris", "Moon Bag", and "Waltz Of The Prophets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and bottom seam.)

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Johnny RichardsSomething Else By Johnny Richards ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good- ... $4.99
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
(Heavy mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has center splits in the spine and bottom seam, some wear and aging, and bumped corners.)

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Pete RugoloMusic From Richard Diamond ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Excellent work by composer/leader Pete Rugolo – Stan Kenton's old partner in modernist jazz, and the force behind excellent work by June Christy, The Four Freshmen, and others. This album's got a great "crime jazz" sound – with an approach that sort of starts at the Peter Gunn level, but which gets much crazier as the record goes on. Titles include "The Teaser", "Richard Diamond Theme", "Who's Sam?", "All Star", and "Teen Age Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing deep groove. Cover has a thin strip of adhesive residue on the opening, light wear, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Bill HolmanIn A Jazz Orbit ... LP
Andex, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(80s VSOP pressing.)

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