West Side Story

West Side Story

by Stan Kenton
     
 
When the producers of the film West Side Story heard a sampling of what the Stan Kenton Orchestra had done to their score, they were disappointed that they had not thought to ask the band to play on the soundtrack. Johnny Richards's arrangements of ten of the famous

Overview

When the producers of the film West Side Story heard a sampling of what the Stan Kenton Orchestra had done to their score, they were disappointed that they had not thought to ask the band to play on the soundtrack. Johnny Richards's arrangements of ten of the famous play's melodies are alternately dramatic and tender with plenty of the passion displayed by the characters in the story. Soloists include altoist Gabe Baltazar, veteran tenor Sam Donahue and trumpeter Conte Candoli, but it is the raging ensembles that are most memorable about the classic recording. This CD reissue is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/1994
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724382991427
catalogNumber:
29914
Rank:
59532

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Kenton   Primary Artist,Piano
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Gabe Baltazar   Alto Saxophone
Sam Donahue   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Roland   Mellophonium
Mike Pacheco   Bongos
George Acevedo   Conga
Clive Acker   Tuba
Jim Amlotte   Bass Trombone
Ernie Bernhardt   Trumpet
Bud Brisbois   Trumpet
Larry Bunker   Timpani
Joe Burnett   Mellophonium
Dwight Carver   Mellophonium
Pete Chivily   Bass
Gordon Davison   Mellophonium
Wayne Dunstan   Baritone Saxophone
Bob Fitzpatrick   Trombone
Paul Heydorff   Trombone
Marvin Holladay   Baritone Saxophone
Larry McGuire   Trumpet
Paul Renzi   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Rolfe   Trumpet
Sanford Skinner   Trumpet
Dalton Smith   Trumpet
Dave Wheeler   Bass Trombone
Jerry Lestock McKenzie   Drums

Technical Credits

Johnny Richards   Arranger
Lee Gillette   Producer
Kent Larson   Producer

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