Portraits on Standards

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
While most of Stan Kenton's recordings in the 1950s tend to be complex and sometimes bombastic, his versions of standards could often be sentimental and very melodic. This LP from the Creative World catalog music originally released by Capitol alternates between ballads and boppish romps, mostly featuring the 1953-1954 orchestra, a band that could often swing hard. With such major soloists as altoist Art Pepper featured on "Street of Dreams", trumpeter Conte Candoli, Zoot Sims on tenor, altoist Lee Konitz, and trombonist Frank Rosolino, Kenton's orchestra could hold its own with any big band of the period. The arrangements all by either Bill Russo or Kenton showcase these ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
While most of Stan Kenton's recordings in the 1950s tend to be complex and sometimes bombastic, his versions of standards could often be sentimental and very melodic. This LP from the Creative World catalog music originally released by Capitol alternates between ballads and boppish romps, mostly featuring the 1953-1954 orchestra, a band that could often swing hard. With such major soloists as altoist Art Pepper featured on "Street of Dreams", trumpeter Conte Candoli, Zoot Sims on tenor, altoist Lee Konitz, and trombonist Frank Rosolino, Kenton's orchestra could hold its own with any big band of the period. The arrangements all by either Bill Russo or Kenton showcase these talents at their best.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2001
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724353157128
  • Catalog Number: 31571
  • Sales rank: 65,354

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Kenton Primary Artist, Piano, Bandleader
Laurindo Almeida Guitar
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Buddy Childers Trumpet
Bob Cooper Tenor Saxophone
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Herbie Harper Trombone
Bill Holman Tenor Saxophone
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Shelly Manne Drums
Art Pepper Alto Saxophone
Sal Salvador Guitar
Bud Shank Alto Saxophone
Don Bagley Bass
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Ronnie Lang Alto Saxophone
Stan Levey Drums
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Bill Russo Trombone
Milt Bernhart Trombone
Harry Betts Trombone
John Coppola Trumpet
Vinnie Dean Alto Saxophone
Don Fagerquist Trumpet
Bob Fitzpatrick Trombone
Joe Gibbons Guitar
Bob Gioga Baritone Saxophone
John Howell Trumpet
Harry Klee Alto Saxophone
Hank Levy Baritone Saxophone
Ruban McFall Trumpet
George Roberts Bass Trombone
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Ralph Blaze Guitar
Don Paladino Trumpet
Don Dennis Trumpet
Tony Ferina Baritone Saxophone
Stan Fletcher Tuba
Bart Calderell Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Stan Kenton Arranger
Bill Russo Arranger
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Howard Dietz Composer
Sid Feller Producer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Lee Gillette Producer
Patrick Roques Reissue Design
Ary Barroso Composer
Michael Sparke Liner Notes
Henry Nemo Composer
Morgan Lewis Composer
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