Sketches on Standards

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This LP contains six Bill Russo arrangements, five from Stan Kenton, and one by Lennie Niehaus. The repertoire features many songs not associated with Kenton such as "Sophisticated Lady," "Pennies from Heaven," and "Over the Rainbow", but the inventive yet melodic treatments certainly sound like the Kenton band. The main soloists are altoist Lee Konitz, guitarist Sal Salvador, trumpeter Conte Canoli, and trombonist Frank Rosolino and, although these concise interpretations none of the dozen performances is much over three minutes are not essential, the music is quite pleasing. This collection is a change of pace for the Stan Kenton ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This LP contains six Bill Russo arrangements, five from Stan Kenton, and one by Lennie Niehaus. The repertoire features many songs not associated with Kenton such as "Sophisticated Lady," "Pennies from Heaven," and "Over the Rainbow", but the inventive yet melodic treatments certainly sound like the Kenton band. The main soloists are altoist Lee Konitz, guitarist Sal Salvador, trumpeter Conte Canoli, and trombonist Frank Rosolino and, although these concise interpretations none of the dozen performances is much over three minutes are not essential, the music is quite pleasing. This collection is a change of pace for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2002
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724353407025
  • Catalog Number: 34070
  • Sales rank: 63,407

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Kenton Primary Artist, Piano, Bandleader
Laurindo Almeida Percussion
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Buddy Childers Trumpet
Bob Cooper Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Counce Bass
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Bill Holman Tenor Saxophone
Richie Kamuca Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis Drums
Charlie Mariano Alto Saxophone
Bill Perkins Tenor Saxophone
Sal Salvador Guitar
Don Bagley Bass
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Carl Fontana Trombone
Lee Katzman Trumpet
Stan Levey Drums
Sam Noto Trumpet
Lennie Niehaus Alto Saxophone
Bill Russo Trombone
René Touzet Percussion
Max Bennett Bass
Jack Costanzo Percussion
Vinnie Dean Alto Saxophone
Bob Fitzpatrick Trombone
Phil Gilbert Trumpet
Bob Gioga Baritone Saxophone
Chico Guerrero Percussion
Kent Larsen Trombone
Ed Leddy Trumpet
Jay McAllister Tuba
Ruban McFall Trumpet
Jack Nimitz Baritone Saxophone
George Roberts Bass Trombone
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Irving Rosenthal French Horn
Spencer Sinatra Tenor Saxophone
Frank Strong Trombone
Ralph Blaze Guitar
Don Kelly Bass Trombone
Don Paladino Trumpet
Don Dennis Trumpet
Fred Fox French Horn
Keith Moon Trombone
Nestor Amaral Percussion
Alluísio Antunes "Lulu" Ferreira Percussion
Bobby Clark Trumpet
Norman Bartold Bass Trombone
Technical Credits
Stan Kenton Arranger
Lennie Niehaus Arranger
Bill Russo Arranger
Johnny Richards Arranger
Joe Coccia Arranger
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Paul Mertz Composer
Lee Gillette Producer
Michael Sparke Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
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