• Stan Kenton - The Classic Albums Collection: 1948-1962

Nine Classic Stan Kenton Records On Four Discs
A pivotal figure in the development of big band music during the 20th century, Stan Kenton's work opened up a whole new world of possibilities within the genre, dragging it up from its traditional roots into a thrilling form that had previously been unimaginable. A highly skilled pianist, arranger and composer, Kenton's style brought together jazz with elements of classical and avant-garde, producing a new sound that he dubbed "progressive jazz". Even within the ambitious nature of his most left-field music, Kenton remained a success during his entire lifetime, both commercially and critically, releasing as he did an eclectic array of classic albums across the tenure of his career, but with a notable pioneering spirit from the advent of progressive jazz in the late 1940s, through to his most challenging work in the early 1960s. Without equal in so many respects, Stan Kenton remains one of the finest jazz bandleaders of all. This collection, spanning over five hours of music across four discs, provides a taste of the most pioneering music the great man was responsible for and a fraction of his enormous body of work, albeit one that illustrates well his eclectic and challenging spirit. Providing a perfect introduction to the best of this musical genius' output, the collection additionally acts as a welcome reminder to those already familiar with Kenton's esteemed catalogue.

Disc 1:

  1.  Cuban Carnival
  2.  Monotony
  3.  Lonely Woman
  4.  Lament
  5.  Impressionism
  6.  Elegy For Alto
  7.  This Is My Theme
  8.  Fugue For Rhythm Section
  9.  Entrance Into The City
  10.  The Structures
  11.  Dance Before The Mirror
  12.  Reflections
  13.  23°N - 82°W
  14.  Portrait Of A Count
  15.  Invention For Guitar And Trumpet
  16.  My Lady
  17.  Young Blood
  18.  Frank Speaking
  19.  Prologue (This Is An Orchestra!)
  20.  Improvisation

Disc 2:

  1. Artistry Jumps
  2. Interlude
  3. Intermission Riff
  4. Minor Riff
  5. Collaboration
  6. Painted Rhythm
  7. Southern Scandal
  8. Peanut Vendor
  9. Eager Beaver
  10. Concerto To End
  11. Artistry In Boogie
  12. Lover
  13. Unison Riff
  14. Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire)
  15. El Congo Valiente (Valiant Congo)
  16. Recuerdos (Reminiscences)
  17. Quien Sabe (Who Knows)
  18. La Guera Baila (The Fair One Dances)
  19. La Suerte De Los Tontos (Fortune Of Fools)

Disc 3:

  1. Mexican Jumping Bean
  2. Siesta
  3. Cha Cha Sombrero
  4. Chocolate Caliente
  5. Aqua Marine
  6. Opus In Chartreuse Cha Cha Cha
  7. Cha Cha Chee Boom
  8. Adios
  9. Mission Trail
  10. Artistry In Rhythm
  11. Prologue
  12. Something's Coming
  13. Maria
  14. America
  15. Tonight
  16. Cool
  17. I Feel Pretty
  18. Officer Krupke
  19. Taunting Scene
  20. Somewhere - Finale

Disc 4:

  1. Turtle Talk
  2. Stairway To The Stars
  3. Limehouse Blues
  4. Malagueña
  5. Misty
  6. Waltz Of The Prophets
  7. Body And Soul
  8. Commencement
  9. Quintile
  10. Artemis
  11. 3 x 3 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 72
  12. March To Polaris
  13. Septuor From Antares
  14. Artemis And Apollo
  15. Apercu

Stan Kenton - The Classic Albums Collection: 1948-1962

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