City of Glass: Stan Kenton Plays Bob Graettinger

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Bob Graettinger was arguably the most radical arranger to ever work in jazz. In fact, it is doubtful if any other big-band leader other than Stan Kenton who always encouraged adventurous writers would have used his very complex charts during this era. Graettinger's works, which were influenced by aspects of modern classical music but were not at all derivative are all included on this fascinating, if difficult, CD reissue. The four-part "City of Glass," the pieces that comprised This Modern World, and a variety of shorter works including the remarkably dense "Thermopylae" make for some very stimulating listening. This is avant-garde music that still sounds futuristic in the...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Bob Graettinger was arguably the most radical arranger to ever work in jazz. In fact, it is doubtful if any other big-band leader other than Stan Kenton who always encouraged adventurous writers would have used his very complex charts during this era. Graettinger's works, which were influenced by aspects of modern classical music but were not at all derivative are all included on this fascinating, if difficult, CD reissue. The four-part "City of Glass," the pieces that comprised This Modern World, and a variety of shorter works including the remarkably dense "Thermopylae" make for some very stimulating listening. This is avant-garde music that still sounds futuristic in the 21st century.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/1995
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724383208425
  • Catalog Number: 32084

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Kenton Primary Artist, Piano
Laurindo Almeida Guitar
Eddie Bert Trombone
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Frank Capp Drums, Timpani
Buddy Childers Trumpet
Bob Cooper English Horn, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone
Bill Holman Tenor Saxophone
Richie Kamuca Tenor Saxophone
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Shelly Manne Drums, Timpani
Art Pepper Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Sal Salvador Guitar
Bud Shank Flute, Alto Saxophone
Don Bagley Bass
Pete Candoli Trumpet
John Graas French Horn
Ken Hanna Trumpet
Stan Levey Drums
Lennie Niehaus Oboe, Alto Saxophone
Bill Russo Trombone
Stu Williamson Trumpet
Don Lamond Drums
Hal Schaefer Piano
Shorty Rogers Trumpet
Eddie Safranski Bass
Al Porcino Trumpet
Milt Bernhart Trombone
Harry Betts Trombone
Billy Byers Trombone
Bob Burgess Trombone
Jimmy Cathcart Violin
John Coppola Trumpet
Vinnie Dean Alto Saxophone
Donald Dennis Trumpet
Gene Englund Tuba
Bob Fitzpatrick Trombone
Bob Gioga Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Jim Holmes Violin
John Howell Trumpet
George Kast Violin
Johnny Mandel Bass Trumpet
Joe Mondragon Bass
Ruban McFall Trumpet
Dick Meldonian Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
George Price French Horn
Clyde Reasinger Trumpet
George Roberts Bass Trombone
Frank Rosolino Trombone
John Rotella Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Irving Roth Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Leonard Selic Viola
Bart Varsalona Bass Trombone
Carlos Vidal Conga
Ray Wetzel Trumpet
George Wiedler Alto Saxophone
Gregory Bemko Cello
Ralph Blaze Guitar
Lee Elliott Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Harris Viola
Johnny Halliburton Trombone
George Weidler Alto Saxophone
Anthony S. Doria Violin
Abe Luboff Double Bass
Dick Kenney Trombone
Bob Cooper Quartet & Quintet English Horn, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Chico Alvarez Trumpet
Lew Elias Violin
Barton Gray Violin
Carl Ottobrino Violin
Don Paladino Trumpet
Ben Zimberoff Violin
Earl Cornwell Violin
Dwight Muma Violin
Harry Forbes Trombone
Alex Law Violin
Lloyd Otto French Horn
Don Dennis Trumpet
Bart Caldarell Clarinet, Bassoon, Tenor Saxophone
Phil Davidson Violin
Zachary Bock Cello
Mary Jane Gillan Cello
Gabe Jellen Cello
Seb Mercurio Violin
Danny Napolitano Violin
Herbert Offner Violin
Dave Schackne Violin
Jack Wulfe Cello
Fred Fox French Horn
Charlie Scarle Violin
Sam Singer Viola
Dave Smiley Viola
Warren Weidler Tenor Saxophone
Keith Moon Trombone
Stan Fletcher Tuba
Paul Israel Viola
Maurice Koukel Violin
Aaron Shapiro Viola
Bart Barsalone Bass Trombone
John David Coppola Trumpet
Gerald Finch Trombone
Cesare Pascarella Cello
John S. Howell Trumpet
George Martimore Roberts Bass Trombone
Bob Burgess Trombone
Stu Williamson Trumpet
Anthony Doria Violin
Stan Harris Viola
Lee Elliot Tenor Saxophone
Jasper Hornyak Violin
Bart Cardarell Clarinet, Bassoon, Tenor Saxophone
William Holman Tenor Saxophone
Robert F. Graettinger Conductor
Irv Roth Baritone Saxophone
Jim Cathcart Violin
Casare Pascarella Cello
Technical Credits
Matt Dennis Composer
Malcolm Addey Contributor, Mastering
Michael Cuscuna Producer, Contributor
Gunther Schuller Liner Notes
Max Harrison Liner Notes
Tom Adair Composer
Lisa Cuscuna Cover Photo
Robert F. Graettinger Arranger, Composer
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