Stan Kenton ‎– This Is An Orchestra!

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Tantara Productions ‎– T2CD-1125
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2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered
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February 22, 1948 DownBeat Awards - Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois
1-1 Theme And Introduction
Composed By, Arranged By – Stan Kenton
1:21
1-2 Lover
Arranged By – Pete rugoloComposed By – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart*Soloist, Bass – Safranski*Soloist, Piano – Kenton*Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Cooper*
2:04
1-3 DownBeat Award To June Christy
Presenter – Ned Williams (2)
2:04
1-4 Lonely Woman
Arranged By – Pete RugoloComposed By – Benny Carter, Ray Sonin
4:19
1-5 DownBeat Award To Pete Rugulo 0:51
1-6 Impressionism
Composed By, Arranged By – Pete RugoloSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Weidler*Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Cooper*
3:05
1-7 DownBeat Award To Eddie Safranski 1:07
1-8 Safranski
Composed By, Arranged By – Pete RugoloSoloist, Bass – Safranski*Soloist, Piano – Kenton*
3:21
1-9 DownBeat Award To Shelly Manne 0:46
1-10 Artistry In Percussion
Composed By, Arranged By – Pete RugoloSoloist, Drums – Manne*Soloist, Trombone – Bernhart*
3:09
1-11 DownBeat Award To Stan Kenton 1:56
1-12 The Peanut Vendor
Composed By – Marion Sunshine, Moises Simons, Wolfe GilbertSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Pepper*Soloist, Piano – Kenton*Soloist, Trombone – Bernhart*
4:04
1-13 Theme & Sign-Off
Composed By, Arranged By – Stan Kenton
0:47
February 1, 1956 - Soldiers' Club, Ford Ord, Monterey, California
1-14 A Theme Of Four Values
Composed By, Arranged By – Bill RussoSoloist, Piano – Kenton*Soloist, Trombone – Fitzpatrick*
3:13
1-15 Young Blood
Composed By, Arranged By – Gerry MulliganSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Niehaus*Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Sinatra*Soloist, Trumpet – Leddy*, Tanno*
4:41
1-16 Intermission Riff
Composed By – Ray WetzelSoloist, Baritone Saxophone – Nimitz*Soloist, Piano – Kenton*Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Perkins*Soloist, Trombone – Fontana*
4:48
1-17 Cherokee
Arranged By – Bill HolmanComposed By – Ray NobleSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Niehaus*
3:09
1-18 Take The 'A' Train
Composed By – Billy StrayhornSoloist, Bass – Counce*Soloist, Trombone – Fontana*Soloist, Trumpet – Leddy*, Tanno*
4:55
1-19 Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Arranged By – Bill HolmanComposed By – James Van Heusen, Johhny Burke*Soloist, Trombone – Fontana*
4:56
1-20 Fearless Finlay
Composed By, Arranged By – Bill HolmanSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Niehaus*Soloist, Trombone – Larson*Soloist, Trumpet – Noto*
4:19
1-21 I'm Glad There Is You
Arranged By – Joe CocciaComposed By – Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira*Soloist, Alto Saxophone – Niehaus*
3:16
1-22 Kingfish
Composed By, Arranged By – Bill HolmanSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Niehaus*Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Perkins*Soloist, Trumpet – Tanno*
4:50
1-23 Out Of Nowhere
Arranged By – Bill HolmanComposed By – Edward Heyman, Johnny GreenSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Perkins*
3:40
1-24 Limelight
Composed By, Arranged By – Gerry MulliganSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Niehaus*Soloist, Drums – Lewis*Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Spencer SinatraSoloist, Trombone – Fontana*Soloist, Trumpet – Tanno*
7:00
June 17, 1961 - Moonlight Gardens, Coney Island Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
2-1 Gone With The Wind
Arranged By – Lennie NiehausComposed By – Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson*Soloist, Trombone – Fitzpatrick*Soloist, Trumpet [Muted] – Stamm*
3:38
2-2 Intermission Riff
Composed By – Ray WetzelSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Baltazar*Soloist, Baritone Saxophone – Holladay*Soloist, Piano – Kenton*Soloist, Trombone – Spurlock*
5:38
2-3 Sophisticated Lady
Arranged By – Lennie NiehausComposed By – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell ParishSoloist, Trombone – Fitzpatrick*Soloist, Trumpet [Muted] – Stamm*
4:03
September 28, 1962 - Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California
2-4 Lullaby Of Birdland
Arranged By – Lennie NiehausComposed By – B.Y. Foster*, George ShearingSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Baltazar*Soloist, Trumpet – Stamm*
3:06
Agust 24, 1962 - Patio Gardens Ballroom, The Lagoon, Salt lake City, Utah
2-5 It's A Big Wide Wonderful World
Arranged By – Bill HolmanComposed By – John Rox
2:02
2-6 Give Me A Song With A Wonderful Melody
Arranged By – Lennie NiehausComposed By – Jule Styne And Sammy Cahn
2:35
March 15, 1961 - Band Rehearsal, Hollywood, California
2-7 Prologue - West Side Story
Arranged By – Johnny RichardsComposed By – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
3:37
2-8 Maria
Arranged By – Johnny RichardsComposed By – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen SondheimSoloist, Piano – Kenton*Soloist, Trombone – Fitzpatrick*Soloist, Trumpet [Muted] – Bernhardt*
3:56
2-9 Malaguena
Arranged By – Bill HolmanComposed By – Ernesto LecuonaSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Donahue*Soloist, Trombone – Fitzpatrick*
5:17
30 November, 1971 - Memorial Hall, Wittenberg university, Springfield, Ohio
2-10 What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Arranged By – Ken HannaComposed By – Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Michel LegrandSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Quin DavisSoloist, Piano – Kenton*
6:23
February 16, 1973 - Colston Hall, Bristol, Somerset, England
2:11 No Harmful Slide Effects
Composed By, Arranged By – Willie MaidenSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Torres*Soloist, Trombone – Coonin*
5:27
2-12 Of Space And Time
Composed By, Arranged By – Hank LevySoloist, Alto Saxophone – Park*Soloist, Bass – Worster*
5:58
2-13 For Better And For Worster
Composed By, Arranged By – Willie MaidenSoloist, Bass – Worster*
4:36
2-14 Street Of Dreams
Arranged By – Kenton*Composed By – Sam Lewis, Victor Young
6:48
2:15 Malaga
Composed By, Arranged By – Bill HolmanSoloist, Piano – Kenton*
8:05
2-16 Artistry In Rhythm
Composed By, Arranged By – Stan KentonSoloist, Piano – Kenton*
4:25

Credits

Notes

The Companion CDs to the Book "This Is An Orchestra" featuring previously unreleased Kenton Performances

Recording dates & locations:
Tracks 1-1 to 1-13: February 20, 1944 - Civic Opera House, Chicago Illinois
Tracks 1-14 to 1-24: February 1, 1956 - Soldiers Club, Fort Ord, Monterey, California
Tracks 2-1 to 2-3: June 17,1961 - Moonlight Gardens, Coney Island Park, Cincinatti, Ohio
Track 2-4: September 28, 1962, Hollywood Palladium Hollywood, California
Track 2-5 & 2-6: August 24, 1962Patio Gardens Ballroom, The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah
Tracks 2-7 to 23-9: March 15, 1961 at Band Rehearshal, Hollywood California
Track 2-10:November 30, 1971, Memorial Hall, Wittenberg Univerity,Springfield, Ohio
Tracks 2-11 to 2-16:February 16, 1973, Colston Hall, Bristol, Sommerset, England

Addendum:
Track 2-6 "Give me a song with a beautiful melody" (recorded as printed on booklet on August 24, 1962) is not confirmed by the M. Sparke discography. Confirmed date is here September 10, 1963 at Capitol Tower studios.
Track 2-9 "Malaguena" (recorded as printed on booklet on March 15, 1961) is not confirmed by the Book of M.Sparke. Available rec. dates from the Sparke discography for this title are Jan. 25, 1955 / December 11, 1961/ December 12, 1961 and February 10, 1972

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