Ballad Style of Stan Kenton

The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton

by Stan Kenton
     
 

Stan Kenton's early arrangements set the tone for his orchestra, but through the years, he generally farmed out the writing chores to other talented arrangers who could move the big band forward. However, he did arrange occasional ballad charts, and this 1958 album (reissued on CD in 1997) showcases Kenton's writing. The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton is an…  See more details below

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Stan Kenton's early arrangements set the tone for his orchestra, but through the years, he generally farmed out the writing chores to other talented arrangers who could move the big band forward. However, he did arrange occasional ballad charts, and this 1958 album (reissued on CD in 1997) showcases Kenton's writing. The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton is an unusual set, for other than some muted trumpet, Kenton's melodic piano is the only soloist. The 13 ballads (a dozen standards and a band original) are given restrained treatments which hint at the band's power without overtly expressing it, and the music is both romantic and danceable. An underrated set.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1997
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724385668821
catalogNumber:
56688

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Kenton   Primary Artist,Piano
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis   Drums
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Katzman   Trumpet
Lennie Niehaus   Alto Saxophone
Jim Amlotte   Trombone
Bill Catalano   Trumpet
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Bob Fitzpatrick   Trombone
Phil Gilbert   Trumpet
Kent Larsen   Trombone
Archie LeCoque   Trombone
Ed Leddy   Trumpet
Stephen Perlow   Baritone Saxophone
Don Reed   Trombone
Kenny Shroyer   Bass Trombone
Bill Robinson   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Lestock McKenzie   Drums
Jules Chaikin   Trumpet
Red Kelly   Bass

Technical Credits

Frankie Laine   Composer
Louis Prima   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Stan Kenton   Arranger
Ralph Burns   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Carl Fischer   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Michael Sparke   Liner Notes
Sam Coslow   Composer
Anita Leonard   Composer
Stan Rhodes   Composer
Barbara Belle   Composer

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