If pretension often got the best of him, much of Kenton's music was great. Songs like "23 Degrees North - 82 Degrees West," -- which incorporated Latin rhythms without conga drums -- are still amazingly vital, while such albums as City of Glass remain cutting edge Third Stream works. Kenton's reputation suffered at the hands of latter day critics who complained that his music wasn't "black" enough.
Today, people are waking up to the fact that his music was special because it sounded like no one else's. Nick Dedina. All rights reserved. Napster and the Napster logo are registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc.
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I have always been a Kenton fan, since hearing 'Intermission' and the 'Peanut Vendor' blasting out from a record store in my 'teens'. I then saw the band at the Astoria Ballroom Nottingham, magic! I like all the Big Bands,don't get me wrong, but Kenton had an aura about him and his mantle fell on all of his bands.
Lot's of the critics said Kenton did not swing, but I think that's a nonsence! Look at all the great jazzmen you started with the band, Stan Getz, Art Pepper etc.
This collection is a broad spectrum of all the Kenton periods. Black Coffee. Sunset Tower. Peanut Vendor. Intermission Riff. Ray Wetzel. Recuerdos Reminiscences. Johnny Richards. El Congo Valiente Valiant Congo. High on a Windy Hill. My Old Flame. Out of This World.
On the Street Where You Live. Theme for Sunday. John Lewis. Mexican Jumping Bean. Gene Roland. Track Listing - Disc 4. Ten Bars Ago. I Feel Pretty. Darn That Dream. It's All Right With Me. Stairway to the Stars. Waltz of the Prophets. Dee Barton. Night at the Gold Nugget. Love Is Here to Stay. Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3. Richard Wagner. Passacaglia and Fugue. Allyn Ferguson. Lonely Boy.
The Singing Oyster. How Are Things in Glocca Morra? Genre Jazz Vocal. Recording Date March 18, - September 11, Boisterous Elegant Energetic Exuberant Sophisticated. Track Listing. September Song. Stan Kenton. Love for Sale.Stan Kenton Discography Price Guide Recently Listed Email Alerts Refine Search Results. Artist: Title: Label: Cat Num: Barcode: Genre: Country: Seller: Price: to No Vinyl+CDR No Vinyl+CDR Listed For Sale: stan kenton.