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This 1952 Kenton classic is the ultimate nexus of swinging band and innovative composer. Maynard Ferguson, Lee Konitz, Conte Candoli and others play Invention for Guitar and Trumpet; Young Blood; Portrait of a Count , and more including bonus tracks!
Band leader/pianist Stan Kenton is known for his superheated, shouting brass sections and eccentric conceptualizations for big bands, and this 1952 recording shows why. The set opens with "Prologue (This Is an Orchestra!)," in which Kenton delivers a spoken-word explanation of the unit's purpose and introduces the members to the listener. The star-studded lineup includes Lee Konitz and Vinnie Dean on alto saxophones, Richie Kamuca and Bill Holman on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone, five trumpets (including Maynard Ferguson), five trombones (including Frank Rosolino), and Sal Salvador on guitar. The CD reissue contains four additional tracks not on the original release. --John Swenson
I helped my neighbor buy this as he doesn't have a computer. He enjoys it very much. I might borrow it from him some day, as I'm a Stan Kenton fan, too!Published 15 months ago by Jan Wilson
I had this Stan Kenton album years ago when I was a teen. It somehow got lost down through the years and I was delighted to find it on Amazon. Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Peter DeMaio
Great CD if you like big band jazz. Too bad there isn't a band of this caliber today.Published on January 25, 2009 by Gary J. Smith
What tape were your reviewers listening to ?
This is a hodgepodge of numbers recorded in 1952,
before Stan got his act together. Only "My Lady"
This cd proves that Stan Kentons music will never die out.It was ahead of it's time when it first came out and still sounds fresh. Read morePublished on October 29, 2007 by Mr. Michael Claridge