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Stan Kenton: Contemporary Concepts (CD: Capitol)Stan Kenton: Contemporary Concepts (CD: Capitol)
In 1955 with Mel Lewis on drums and Bill Holman as chief arranger, the Stan Kenton Orchestra swung harder that it ever had or would again. TO celebrate the high caliber of jazz in the band, Kenton booked a Chicago studio in July to document Holman's charts and the great solo work of Charlie Mariano, Bill Perkins, Sam Noto and Carl Fontana.

The aptly named Contemporary Concept, which also included Gerry Mulligan's Limelight is the result. Added to the original album are two more tracks from the session, Stan Kenton's Sunset Tower and Gene Roland's Opus In Chartreuse as well as two more Roland opuses. This milestone in Kenton's recording career is on CD for the first time. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £8.99 


Stan Kenton: Standards In Silhouette (CD: Capitol)
 


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Stan Kenton: Standards In Silhouette (CD: Capitol)


Stan Kenton: Portraits On Standards (CD: Capitol)Stan Kenton: Portraits On Standards (CD: Capitol)
 


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Stan Kenton: Back To Balboa (CD: Capitol)
In 1957, Stan Kenton brought his orchestra back to the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa Beach, California, the site of the band's first success 17 years earlier. Capitol set up recording equipment there and recorded this album without an audience over two afternoons.

The majority of the arrangements are by the incredible Johnny Richards although Marty Paich contributed two and Bill Holman one. Soloists include Sam Noto, Lennie Niehaus, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca.

Added to the original album, which appears on CD for the first time, are four tracks from Rendezvous With Kenton, recorded at the ballroom three months earlier. The original mono tapes were mastered in 24 bit. (Blue Note Records) 


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Stan Kenton: Back To Balboa (CD: Capitol)


Stan Kenton: The Ballad Style Of (CD: Capitol- US Import)Stan Kenton: The Ballad Style Of (CD: Capitol- US Import)
 


Price:  £12.99 


Stan Kenton: The Stage Door Swings (CD: Capitol)
 


Price:  £8.99 

Stan Kenton: The Stage Door Swings (CD: Capitol)


Stan Kenton: The Stan Kenton Story (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)Stan Kenton: The Stan Kenton Story (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
The 1940s introduced the Kenton Era with an impact seldom known in music. After introducing the challenging new sounds of "Artistry In Rhythm" Kenton presented "progressive jazz" a dramatic transition in Kenton's turbulent musical career. Here are the extensive highlights of the first ten years of the Kenton era, 93 tracks over 4 CDs. The 48 page booklet tells the story of this extraordinary figure, it also includes rare photos and track information. Just some of the illustrious figures in attendance are: Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Anita O'Day, June Christy, Kai Winding, Shelly Manne, Machito and Laurindo Almeida. 


Price:  £15.49 


Stan Kenton: Artistry In Progressive Jazz (CD: Indigo- US Import)
 


Price:  £13.99 

Stan Kenton: Artistry In Progressive Jazz (CD: Indigo- US Import)


Stan Kenton: West Side Story (CD: Capitol- US Import)Stan Kenton: West Side Story (CD: Capitol- US Import)
 


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Stan Kenton: The Romantic Approach/ Sophisticated Approach (CD: Capitol)
 


Price:  £8.99 

Stan Kenton: The Romantic Approach/ Sophisticated Approach (CD: Capitol)


Stan Kenton: Today...Recorded Live in London (CD: Vocalion, 2 CDs)Stan Kenton: Today...Recorded Live in London (CD: Vocalion, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £16.99 


Stan Kenton & The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra: New Horizons, Vol.1 (CD: Tantara, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £19.99 

Stan Kenton & The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra: New Horizons, Vol.1 (CD: Tantara, 2 CDs)


Stan Kenton & The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra: New Horizons, Vol.2 (CD: Tantara, 2 CDs)Stan Kenton & The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra: New Horizons, Vol.2 (CD: Tantara, 2 CDs)
 


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Stan Kenton: Mellophonium Memoirs (CD: Tantara)
A broad and fascinating exploration of the glorious Stan Kenton Mellophonium Orchestra period. Unreleased performances of lush ballads, soaring Latin pieces and pulsating swingers are all on display. A fitting closing chapter by this elegant ensemble. Includes 12-Page Booklet with extensive commentary by Kenton authority Michael Sparke, along with photos. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £14.99 

Stan Kenton: Mellophonium Memoirs (CD: Tantara)


Stan Kenton: Artistry In Symphonic Jazz (CD: Tantara)Stan Kenton: Artistry In Symphonic Jazz (CD: Tantara)
A live performance of the 1977 orchestra- first time on record. 


Price:  £14.99 

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