Kenton in Hi-Fi

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
After years of big band experimentation, Stan Kenton seemed to settle into a more grounded groove on 1956's In Hi-Fi. To his credit, Kenton did keep things swinging before, even in the midst of high brow bombast like the string-laden, 39 piece Innovations in Modern Music orchestra and numerous jazz meets Stravinsky projects. This uncanny balance of flow and brains came out of Kenton's own tempered direction and fine contributions by the likes of arranger Pete Rugolo, trumpeter Shorty Rogers, alto saxophonist Art Pepper, and singers Anita O'Day and June Christy. Thanks to a seamless mix of dazzling charts and liberal doses of Lunceford and Ellington-inspired swing, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
After years of big band experimentation, Stan Kenton seemed to settle into a more grounded groove on 1956's In Hi-Fi. To his credit, Kenton did keep things swinging before, even in the midst of high brow bombast like the string-laden, 39 piece Innovations in Modern Music orchestra and numerous jazz meets Stravinsky projects. This uncanny balance of flow and brains came out of Kenton's own tempered direction and fine contributions by the likes of arranger Pete Rugolo, trumpeter Shorty Rogers, alto saxophonist Art Pepper, and singers Anita O'Day and June Christy. Thanks to a seamless mix of dazzling charts and liberal doses of Lunceford and Ellington-inspired swing, the marriage certainly works on Kenton in Hi-Fi. Old hits like "Eager Beaver" and "Artistry In Boogie" sparkle in the warm glow of '50s stereo technology, while fiery renditions of "Lover" and "The Peanut Vendor" show the famous muscle of the Kenton band. With the stellar playing of tenor saxophonist Vido Musso, trumpeter Pete Candoli, and drummer Mel Lewis to look forward to, one can see why this album was not only one of Kenton's most popular releases, but a critical success as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/1992
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077779845125
  • Catalog Number: 98451
  • Sales rank: 38,776

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Artistry Jumps (2:35)
  2. 2 Interlude (3:02)
  3. 3 Intermission Riff (4:13)
  4. 4 Minor Riff (3:00)
  5. 5 Minor Riff (2:58)
  6. 6 Collaboration (2:36)
  7. 7 Painted Rhythm (3:01)
  8. 8 Southern Scandal (3:02)
  9. 9 Peanut Vendor (4:33)
  10. 10 Eager Beaver (3:20)
  11. 11 Concerto to End All Concertos (7:01)
  12. 12 Artistry in Boogie (2:34)
  13. 13 Lover (2:31)
  14. 14 Unison Riff (3:08)
  15. 15 Opus In Pastels (4:06)
  16. 16 Machito (2:54)
  17. 17 Artistry In Rhythm (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Kenton Primary Artist, Piano
Laurindo Almeida Guitar
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Mel Lewis Drums
Shelly Manne Percussion
Red Mitchell Bass
Bill Perkins Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank Flute, Alto Flute
Don Bagley Bass
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Carl Fontana Bass, Trombone
Vido Musso Tenor Saxophone
Sam Noto Trumpet
Lennie Niehaus Alto Saxophone
Jim Amlotte Trombone
Israel Baker Violin
Milt Bernhart Bass, Trombone
Larry Bunker Percussion
Bob Fitzpatrick Bass, Trombone
Frank Flynn Percussion
David Frisina Violin
Benny Gill Violin
Chico Guerrero Bongos, Timbales
Skeets Herfurt Alto Saxophone
Armand Karpoff Cello
Kent Larsen Bass, Bass Trombone
Ed Leddy Trumpet
Dan Lube Violin
Alfred Lustgarten Violin
Virginia Majewski Viola
Joe Mondragon Bass
Alexander Neiman Viola
Erno Neufeld Violin
Jack Nimitz Baritone Saxophone
Lou Raderman Violin
Nathan Ross Violin
Kenny Shroyer Trombone
Paul Shure Violin
Spencer Sinatra Tenor Saxophone
Marshall Sosson Violin
David Sterkin Viola
Vinnie Tanno Trumpet
Joseph Saxon Cello
Eleanor Slatkin Cello
Ralph Blaze Guitar
Murray Kellner Violin
Don Kelly Trombone
Kurt Reher Cello
Don Paladino Trumpet
Sanford Schonbach Viola
Alex Neimann Viola
Technical Credits
Stan Kenton Composer
Pete Rugolo Composer
Ted Daryll Producer, Reissue Producer
Bob Russell Composer
Ray Wetzel Composer
Moisés Simóns Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert Composer
Marion Sunshine Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not What You Think It Is

    The title should have been almost the Kenton in HI-FI album. All tracts except 15 , 16, & 17 were not on the Kenton In HI-FI album. These tracts were recorded on an album titled Lush Interlude recorded in 1958. These recordings were string versions of original 1956 Kenton in HI-FI and are just not the same sound as the 1956 album. I was extremely disappointed that this was done to deface the original sound. Otherwise this is the best recording of the Kenton in HI-FI cuts.

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