With the Danish Radio Big Band

With the Danish Radio Big Band

by Stan Kenton
     
 
This CD is a bit unusual, for it features Stan Kenton in Copenhagen without his orchestra, lending his repertoire and his piano playing to the Danish Radio Big Band. This performance from 1966 was important in gaining recognition for the orchestra, and it also showed that the power of Kenton's music could be transferred to a

Overview

This CD is a bit unusual, for it features Stan Kenton in Copenhagen without his orchestra, lending his repertoire and his piano playing to the Danish Radio Big Band. This performance from 1966 was important in gaining recognition for the orchestra, and it also showed that the power of Kenton's music could be transferred to a completely different band. The arrangements of Kenton, Bill Holman, Gene Roland, Pete Rugolo, and Johnny Richards are interpreted with spirit and sympathy by the European musicians and there is solo space for trombonists Torolf Molgaard and John Lind, altoist Rolf Billberg, tenors Bent Jaedig and Uffe Karskov, and trumpeters Idrees Sulieman (the only American in the band) and Palle Mikkelborg. Kenton also solos on "I'm Glad There Is You" and "Interlude." The highlights include the stirring "Malaguena," Bill Holman's transformation of "Limehouse Blues," and the 12-and-a-half-minute "Cuban Fire Suite." Overall, this is a historical curiosity that should interest fans of Stan Kenton's music.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2003
Label:
Storyville Records
UPC:
0717101834020
catalogNumber:
1018340

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Kenton   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor,Soloist
Palle Mikkelborg   Trumpet,Soloist
Palle Bolvig   Trumpet
Allan Botschinsky   Trumpet,Soloist
Erling Christensen   Alto Saxophone
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen   Bass
Bent Jaedig   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Ole Kurt Jensen   Trombone
Uffe Karskov   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Svend Lundvig   Trumpet
Ole Molin   Guitar
Bjarne Rostvold   Drums
Knud Sorensen   Flugelhorn
Idrees Sulieman   Trumpet,Soloist
John Lind   Trombone,Soloist
Preben Garnov   Flugelhorn,French Horn,Soloist
Torolf Molgaard   Trombone,Soloist
John Steffensen   Percussion
Peter H. Larsen   Flugelhorn
Bent Juul Nielsen   Baritone Saxophone
Per-Christian Nielsen   Percussion
Rolf Billberg   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Ib Glindemann   Conductor

Technical Credits

Ernesto Lecuona   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Stan Kenton   Arranger,Composer
Gene Roland   Composer
Pete Rugolo   Arranger,Composer
Johnny Richards   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Paul Mertz   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Anders Stefansen   Producer
Peter H. Larsen   Liner Notes
Philip Braham   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
Steve Schein   translation
Ib Glindemann   Producer,Liner Notes
Roland   Composer

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