STAN KENTON

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There have been few jazz musicians as consistently controversial as Stan Kenton. Dismissed by purists of various genres while loved by many others, Kenton ranks up there with Chet Baker and Sun Ra as jazz's top cult figure. He led a succession of highly original bands that often emphasized emotion, power, and advanced harmonies over swing, and this upset listeners who felt that all big bands should aim to sound like Count Basie. Kenton always had a different vision.

Kenton played in the 1930s in the dance bands of Vido Musso and Gus Arnheim, but he was born to be a leader. In 1941 he formed his first orchestra, which later was named after his theme song "Artistry in Rhythm." A decent Earl Hines-influenced pianist, Kenton was much more important in the early days as an arranger and inspiration for his loyal sidemen. Although there were no major names in his
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Classic Albums Collection: 1948-1962Classic Albums Collection: 1948-1962
Enlightenment 2018
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Cuban Fire!Cuban Fire!
Capitol Jazz 1991
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The Best of Stan KentonThe Best of Stan Kenton
Blue Note 1995
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Live Hits & RaritiesLive Hits & Rarities
Status Records 2001
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The Stage Door SwingsThe Stage Door Swings
BLUE NOTE 2005
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Sketches On StandardsSketches On Standards
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Blue Note 2002
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Stan Kenton - 78rpm single 10-inch –  Capitol #229 Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’ Stan Kenton - 78rpm single 10-inch – Capitol #229 Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’ USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1h 51m
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Quad-Sealed ! Stan Kenton 2 The Creative World of Stan Kenton, ST-1058, 1972 Quad-Sealed ! Stan Kenton 2 The Creative World of Stan Kenton, ST-1058, 1972 USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1h 57m
Stan Kenton Capitol EP 2-426 Sketches on Standards Stan Kenton Capitol EP 2-426 Sketches on Standards USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1h 58m
Christmas Magic - Instrumental Holiday Favorites Jackie Gleason Stan Kenton Christmas Magic - Instrumental Holiday Favorites Jackie Gleason Stan Kenton USD $20.12 Buy It Now 1h 59m
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Stan Kenton/ Live In London pfc28012  1972  Tape   ex Stan Kenton/ Live In London pfc28012 1972 Tape ex USD $3.63 Buy It Now 2h 28m
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra : 7.5 On the Richter Scale CD (2007) Stan Kenton and His Orchestra : 7.5 On the Richter Scale CD (2007) USD $6.00 Buy It Now 2h 39m
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STAN KENTON PRESENTS LP EX Capitol T-248 1955 STAN KENTON PRESENTS LP EX Capitol T-248 1955 USD $14.95 Buy It Now 4h
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Hindsight Records 157 - The Uncollected Stan Kenton Vol 5 1945-1947 Hindsight Records 157 - The Uncollected Stan Kenton Vol 5 1945-1947 USD $15.00 Buy It Now 5h
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Stan Kenton - Sketches on Standards (2002) Stan Kenton - Sketches on Standards (2002) USD $1.20 Buy It Now 6h
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RADIO SHOW: HERE'S TO VETERANS #1006 STAN KENTON SHOW & NANCY WILSON SHOW RADIO SHOW: HERE'S TO VETERANS #1006 STAN KENTON SHOW & NANCY WILSON SHOW USD $24.99 Buy It Now 7h
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STAN KENTON At the Las Vegas Tropicana UK 1960 CAPITOL T 1460 1st Press JAZZ LP STAN KENTON At the Las Vegas Tropicana UK 1960 CAPITOL T 1460 1st Press JAZZ LP USD $24.27 Buy It Now 7h
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Stan Kenton - Today - g/fold -2Lps -Free UK Post Stan Kenton - Today - g/fold -2Lps -Free UK Post USD $14.09 Buy It Now 8h
Stan Kenton The Formative Years CD Stan Kenton and His Orchestra DL 8259 DL8259 Stan Kenton The Formative Years CD Stan Kenton and His Orchestra DL 8259 DL8259 USD $2.42 (0 bids)
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45 RECORD STAN KENTON CLASSICS- SOUTHERN SCANDAL 45 RECORD STAN KENTON CLASSICS- SOUTHERN SCANDAL USD $1.80 Buy It Now 8h
STAN KENTON w/JUNE CHRISTY-Shoo Fly Pie (1945) CAPITOL 10 STAN KENTON w/JUNE CHRISTY-Shoo Fly Pie (1945) CAPITOL 10" 78 RPM Shellac Single USD $7.99 Buy It Now 8h
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Cuban Fire! by Stan Kenton (CD, Jun-1991, Blue Note (Label)) Cuban Fire! by Stan Kenton (CD, Jun-1991, Blue Note (Label)) USD $7.00 Buy It Now 8h
Stan Kenton - Kenton's West Side Story - CD (Capitol Jazz) Stan Kenton - Kenton's West Side Story - CD (Capitol Jazz) USD $11.51 Buy It Now 9h
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STAN KENTON - ARTISTRY IN KENTON, VOL. 1-3: 1937-1946 NEW CD STAN KENTON - ARTISTRY IN KENTON, VOL. 1-3: 1937-1946 NEW CD USD $34.03 Buy It Now 9h
STAN KENTON - BACK TO BALBOA: TRIBUTE TO STAN KEATON, VOL. 6 NEW CD STAN KENTON - BACK TO BALBOA: TRIBUTE TO STAN KEATON, VOL. 6 NEW CD USD $17.27 Buy It Now 9h
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STAN KENTON - ARTISTRY IN SYMPHONIC JAZZ NEW CD STAN KENTON - ARTISTRY IN SYMPHONIC JAZZ NEW CD USD $15.85 Buy It Now 9h
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STAN KENTON - TUNES AND TOPICS, PT. 1 NEW CD STAN KENTON - TUNES AND TOPICS, PT. 1 NEW CD USD $16.13 Buy It Now 9h
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AL YANKEE & HIS ORCHESTRA - AL YANKEE & HIS ORCHESTRA IN THE STAN KENTON STYLE N AL YANKEE & HIS ORCHESTRA - AL YANKEE & HIS ORCHESTRA IN THE STAN KENTON STYLE N USD $23.45 Buy It Now 9h
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RARE - STAN KENTON. - LIVE IN 1951 AT HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM. (FRANCE) 1992 JAZZ RARE - STAN KENTON. - LIVE IN 1951 AT HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM. (FRANCE) 1992 JAZZ USD $48.35 Buy It Now 10h
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Stan Kenton Stan Kenton's Milestones 10 Stan Kenton Stan Kenton's Milestones 10"LP Capitol LC6517 EX/EX 1951 10 inch LP, USD $21.25 Buy It Now 10h
UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND - LEGACY OF STAN KENTON NEW CD UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND - LEGACY OF STAN KENTON NEW CD USD $21.35 Buy It Now 10h
Stan Kenton - Sketches On Standards (Part 1) 7 Stan Kenton - Sketches On Standards (Part 1) 7" VG+ EAP 1-426 Vinyl 45 1953 USD $10.00 Buy It Now 10h
STAN KENTON & HIS ORCHESTRA - DANCE DATE 1958 NEW CD STAN KENTON & HIS ORCHESTRA - DANCE DATE 1958 NEW CD USD $21.42 Buy It Now 10h
STAN KENTON STAN KENTON "MILESTONES" 10" LP 1955 NEAR MINT- RARE JAZZ SWING USD $10.39 Buy It Now 10h
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Stan Kenton - Artistry In Tango / September Song 78 RPM 10 Stan Kenton - Artistry In Tango / September Song 78 RPM 10" USD $10.48 Buy It Now 11h
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Stan Kenton: Stan's Singers w/ Artwork MUSIC AUDIO CD previously unreleased jazz Stan Kenton: Stan's Singers w/ Artwork MUSIC AUDIO CD previously unreleased jazz USD $22.99 Buy It Now 12h
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STAN KENTON orchestra STAN KENTON orchestra "Birthday in Britain" 1973 Creative Storm LP 1065 EX/VG+ USD $5.99 Buy It Now 12h
Stan Kenton --The Story Box --4 CDs w/93 Trks Stan Kenton --The Story Box --4 CDs w/93 Trks USD $2.99 (0 bids)
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STAN KENTON Stan Kenton And His Orchestra ‎: Artistry In Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra ‎: Artistry In Rhythm
Big Band 1946
STAN KENTON A Presentation of Progressive Jazz (aka A Concert In Progressive Jazz) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Presentation of Progressive Jazz (aka A Concert In Progressive Jazz)
Big Band 1948
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton Presents album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton Presents
Big Band 1948
STAN KENTON Encores album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Encores
Big Band 1949
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton Classics
Big Band 1949
STAN KENTON Volume One - 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume One - "Innovations in Modern Music"
Big Band 1950
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton's Milestones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton's Milestones
Big Band 1950
STAN KENTON City of Glass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
City of Glass
Progressive Big Band 1951
STAN KENTON Sketches on Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sketches on Standards
Big Band 1953
STAN KENTON This Modern World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Modern World
Progressive Big Band 1953
STAN KENTON New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm
Big Band 1953
STAN KENTON Portraits on Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portraits on Standards
Big Band 1953
STAN KENTON Kenton Showcase: The Music of Bill Holman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenton Showcase: The Music of Bill Holman
Big Band 1954
STAN KENTON Kenton Showcase: The Music of Bill Russo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenton Showcase: The Music of Bill Russo
Big Band 1954
STAN KENTON Contemporary Concepts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Contemporary Concepts
Big Band 1955
STAN KENTON Milestones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Milestones
Big Band 1955
STAN KENTON Popular Favorites By Stan Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Popular Favorites By Stan Kenton
Big Band 1955
STAN KENTON Kenton in HI-FI album cover 4.06 | 4 ratings
Kenton in HI-FI
Big Band 1956
STAN KENTON Cuban Fire album cover 3.69 | 4 ratings
Cuban Fire
Latin Jazz 1956
STAN KENTON Kenton With Voices album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenton With Voices
Big Band 1957
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton: The Formative Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton: The Formative Years
Swing 1958
STAN KENTON The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton
Big Band 1958
STAN KENTON Back to Balboa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back to Balboa
Big Band 1958
STAN KENTON Lush Interlude album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lush Interlude
Big Band 1959
STAN KENTON The Stage Door Swings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stage Door Swings
Big Band 1959
STAN KENTON The Kenton Touch - Portraits in Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Kenton Touch - Portraits in Strings
Hard Bop 1960
STAN KENTON Viva Kenton! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Viva Kenton!
Big Band 1960
STAN KENTON Standards in Silhouette album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Standards in Silhouette
Big Band 1960
STAN KENTON Adventures in Jazz album cover 4.58 | 3 ratings
Adventures in Jazz
Big Band 1961
STAN KENTON Kenton's West Side Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenton's West Side Story
Big Band 1961
STAN KENTON From The Creative World Of Stan Kenton Comes... A Merry Christmas! (aka Kenton's Christmas) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From The Creative World Of Stan Kenton Comes... A Merry Christmas! (aka Kenton's Christmas)
Big Band 1961
STAN KENTON The Romantic Approach - In The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Romantic Approach - In The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton
Big Band 1961
STAN KENTON Kenton Climax album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenton Climax
Hard Bop 1961
STAN KENTON From The Creative World Of Stan Kenton Comes The Exciting New Voice Of Jean Turner (aka  Stan Kenton / Jean Turner) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From The Creative World Of Stan Kenton Comes The Exciting New Voice Of Jean Turner (aka Stan Kenton / Jean Turner)
Big Band 1961
STAN KENTON Adventures In Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Adventures In Standards
Big Band 1961
STAN KENTON At the Holiday Ballroom, Northbrook, Chicago, Illinois, 1962 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At the Holiday Ballroom, Northbrook, Chicago, Illinois, 1962
Big Band 1962
STAN KENTON Sophisticated Approach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sophisticated Approach
Big Band 1962
STAN KENTON Adventures in Time: A Concerto for Orchestra album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Adventures in Time: A Concerto for Orchestra
Big Band 1962
STAN KENTON Adventures in Blues album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Adventures in Blues
Big Band 1963
STAN KENTON Artistry in Bossa Nova album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Artistry in Bossa Nova
Big Band 1963
STAN KENTON Artistry in Voices and Brass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Artistry in Voices and Brass
Big Band 1964
STAN KENTON Kenton / Wagner album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenton / Wagner
Big Band 1964
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra
Big Band 1965
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton Plays For Today album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton Plays For Today
Big Band 1966
STAN KENTON The World We Know album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The World We Know
Big Band 1967
STAN KENTON Finian's Rainbow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Finian's Rainbow
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1968
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton Conducts the Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton album cover 4.09 | 2 ratings
Stan Kenton Conducts the Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton
Big Band 1968
STAN KENTON Hair album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hair
Big Band 1969
STAN KENTON Artistry In Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Artistry In Jazz
Big Band 1972
STAN KENTON National Anthems Of The World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
National Anthems Of The World
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1972
STAN KENTON 7.5 on the Richter Scale album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
7.5 on the Richter Scale
Big Band 1973
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton Plays Chicago album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton Plays Chicago
Big Band 1974
STAN KENTON Solo: Stan Kenton Without His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo: Stan Kenton Without His Orchestra
Hard Bop 1974
STAN KENTON Fire, Fury And Fun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fire, Fury And Fun
Big Band 1974
STAN KENTON Artistry In Rhythm 1944 - 45, June Christy Anita O'Day Vido Musso album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Artistry In Rhythm 1944 - 45, June Christy Anita O'Day Vido Musso
Swing 1975
STAN KENTON Kenton '76 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenton '76
Big Band 1976
STAN KENTON Journey Into Capricorn album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Journey Into Capricorn
Big Band 1976
STAN KENTON The Uncollected Stan Kenton And His Orchestra 1941 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected Stan Kenton And His Orchestra 1941
Big Band 1978
STAN KENTON The Uncollected Vol. II - 1941 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected Vol. II - 1941
Swing 1978
STAN KENTON The Uncollected 1943-1944 Vol. III album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected 1943-1944 Vol. III
Big Band 1978
STAN KENTON Dance Date 1958 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance Date 1958
Big Band 2011

STAN KENTON EPs & splits

STAN KENTON live albums

STAN KENTON Wedding In Monaco album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wedding In Monaco
Third Stream 1956
STAN KENTON Rendezvous With Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rendezvous With Kenton
Big Band 1958
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton And His Orchestra, June Christy, The Four Freshmen ‎: Road Show album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra, June Christy, The Four Freshmen ‎: Road Show
Big Band 1959
STAN KENTON Live From the Las Vegas Tropicana album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Live From the Las Vegas Tropicana
Big Band 1961
STAN KENTON Private Party album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Private Party
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1970
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton Clinic / University of Redlands / 1970 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton Clinic / University of Redlands / 1970
Big Band 1970
STAN KENTON Live at Redlands University album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Redlands University
Big Band 1970
STAN KENTON Live at Brigham Young University album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Brigham Young University
Big Band 1971
STAN KENTON Artistry In Tango album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Artistry In Tango
Big Band 1971
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton Today : Recorded Live In London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton Today : Recorded Live In London
Big Band 1972
STAN KENTON Live at Butler University album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Butler University
Big Band 1972
STAN KENTON Balboa / Summer 1941 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Balboa / Summer 1941
Big Band 1972
STAN KENTON Birthday in Britain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birthday in Britain
Big Band 1973
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton
Big Band 1976
STAN KENTON Live in Europe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Europe
Big Band 1977
STAN KENTON Painted Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Painted Rhythm
Big Band 1978
STAN KENTON Rendezvous Ballroom 1941, Volume Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rendezvous Ballroom 1941, Volume Two
Big Band 1978
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton Orchestra : Kenton And Bird album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton Orchestra : Kenton And Bird
Big Band 1981
STAN KENTON 1944 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1944
Big Band 1981
STAN KENTON The Best Of Brant Inn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Brant Inn
Big Band 1982
STAN KENTON One Night Stand With Stan Kenton In Hollywood, 1943 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Night Stand With Stan Kenton In Hollywood, 1943
Big Band 1983
STAN KENTON Innovations In Modern Music Concert / Seattle, November 25, 1951 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Innovations In Modern Music Concert / Seattle, November 25, 1951
Big Band 1984
STAN KENTON Paris, 1953 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paris, 1953
Big Band 1989
STAN KENTON Festival Of Modern American Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Festival Of Modern American Jazz
Big Band 1989
STAN KENTON At The Rendezvous Vol I album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Rendezvous Vol I
Big Band 1989
STAN KENTON Live In 1951 At The Hollywood Palladium, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In 1951 At The Hollywood Palladium, Volume 1
Big Band 1989
STAN KENTON At The Rendezvous Vol II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Rendezvous Vol II
Big Band 1989
STAN KENTON Live At Palo Alto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Palo Alto
Big Band 1990
STAN KENTON At Ukiah 1959 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Ukiah 1959
Big Band 1990
STAN KENTON In New Jersey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In New Jersey
Big Band 1990
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton And His Orchestra In Stockholm 1956 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra In Stockholm 1956
Big Band 1990
STAN KENTON Mellophonium Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mellophonium Moods
Big Band 1990
STAN KENTON At March Field Officer's Club, March Field Air Force Base, Riverside, California album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At March Field Officer's Club, March Field Air Force Base, Riverside, California
Big Band 1995
STAN KENTON Stompin' at Newport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stompin' at Newport
Big Band 2002
STAN KENTON Kenton Roars! At The Golden Lion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenton Roars! At The Golden Lion
Big Band 2014
STAN KENTON Concerts in Miniature, Vol. 6 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts in Miniature, Vol. 6
Big Band 2015
STAN KENTON Concerts In Miniature Volume Seven album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts In Miniature Volume Seven
Big Band 2015
STAN KENTON Concerts In Miniature Volume 8 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts In Miniature Volume 8
Big Band 2015
STAN KENTON The Stuttgart Experience album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stuttgart Experience
Big Band 2016
STAN KENTON Concerts In Miniature Volume 11 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts In Miniature Volume 11
Big Band 2016
STAN KENTON Concerts In Miniature Volume 14 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts In Miniature Volume 14
Big Band 2016
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton Orchestra : Mellophonium Memoirs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton Orchestra : Mellophonium Memoirs
Big Band 2017
STAN KENTON Concerts In Miniature Volume 17 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts In Miniature Volume 17
Big Band 2017
STAN KENTON Concerts In Miniature Part 18 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts In Miniature Part 18
Big Band 2017
STAN KENTON Concerts In Miniature (Part 19) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts In Miniature (Part 19)
21st Century Modern 2017
STAN KENTON Concerts In Miniature - Volume 23 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts In Miniature - Volume 23
Big Band 2018

STAN KENTON demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

STAN KENTON re-issues & compilations

STAN KENTON Conducts Robert Graettinger's City Of Glass And This Modern World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Conducts Robert Graettinger's City Of Glass And This Modern World
Big Band 1953
STAN KENTON The Definitive Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Kenton
Big Band 1953
STAN KENTON Cuban Fire! part 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cuban Fire! part 2
Latin Jazz 1956
STAN KENTON Road Show Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Road Show Volume 1
Big Band 1975
STAN KENTON V.I.P.-Jazz 34 Stan Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
V.I.P.-Jazz 34 Stan Kenton
Big Band 1981
STAN KENTON The Very Best of Stan Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of Stan Kenton
Big Band 1990
STAN KENTON Retrospective album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Retrospective
Big Band 1992
STAN KENTON The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47
Big Band 1995
STAN KENTON The Best of Stan Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Stan Kenton
Big Band 1995
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton And His Orchestra : 1940-1944 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra : 1940-1944
Big Band 1995
STAN KENTON 1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1946
Big Band 1997
STAN KENTON The Innovations Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Innovations Orchestra
Big Band 1997
STAN KENTON Artistry in Progressive Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Artistry in Progressive Jazz
Big Band 1998
STAN KENTON The Lost Concert Vol. I & II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lost Concert Vol. I & II
Big Band 1999
STAN KENTON The Artistry of Stan Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Artistry of Stan Kenton
Big Band 2000
STAN KENTON The Stan Kenton Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stan Kenton Story
Big Band 2002
STAN KENTON The Formative Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Formative Years
Big Band 2002
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton And His Orchestra : 1950-1951 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra : 1950-1951
Big Band 2002
STAN KENTON Horns of Plenty, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Horns of Plenty, Volume 2
Big Band 2003
STAN KENTON Horns of Plenty, Volume 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Horns of Plenty, Volume 3
Big Band 2003
STAN KENTON Tunes & Topics Part Two (disc 1) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tunes & Topics Part Two (disc 1)
Big Band 2003
STAN KENTON Horns of Plenty, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Horns of Plenty, Volume 1
Big Band 2003
STAN KENTON Quadromania: Swing House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quadromania: Swing House
Big Band 2005
STAN KENTON Stan Kenton And His Orchestras : The Kenton Era album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Kenton And His Orchestras : The Kenton Era
Big Band 2006
STAN KENTON Jazz Profile: Stan Kenton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Profile: Stan Kenton
Big Band 2009

STAN KENTON singles (0)

STAN KENTON movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

STAN KENTON Reviews

STAN KENTON Kenton in HI-FI

Album · 1956 · Big Band
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One of the more polarizing artists in the history of jazz, there seems to be no middle ground with Stan Kenton, people either love him or hate him. Kenton kicked off his band leading career in the 1940s and quickly established himself as a bit of a radical as his bands often dealt with rather complicated charts and concert hall type concepts that some saw as at odds with the essence of jazz. His bands could be huge and often emphasized sheer power and volume over more subtle qualities. Critics often pointed out that Kenton’s music was clumsy and it didn’t ‘swing’. As is often the case with polarizing figures, the truth about Kenton’s music lays somewhere in the middle of popular opinion. His music may be a bit heavy-handed at times, and his charts may lack the grace and charm of other classic big bands, but there is still a lot of interesting music within the Kenton catalog, and saying his bands couldn’t swing is overstepping a bit.

In the mid-50s it became very popular for big band leaders to re-record their more famous hits in the new ‘hi-fidelity’ stereo format. So it is in 1955 that Kenton joins this growing trend by recording “Stan Kenton in Hi-Fi”, a collection of past hits re-recorded with a massive modern (50s) stereo sound. Listening to these tracks is exciting, this is a very dynamic band and they play plenty of high energy swing numbers with a few more reflective numbers scattered throughout. Kenton’s often reliance on sheer power is in evidence with plenty of screaming trumpets, but overall these are fun tracks with an upbeat positive vibe. There are plenty of good solos, but honorable mention should go to tenor player Vido Musso who has a very original voice and is one sax player who deserves wider recognition.

Kenton’s sound was heavily influenced by Jimmie Lunceford, and you can also hear some Ellington too. Comparing Kenton to the other big band greats, you could say that he does not have the irresistible groove of Count Basie, nor the slinky subtle tone colors of Ellington, but Kenton’s band has good youthful energy and then there is always that sock-to-the-jaw sheer power. That youthful energy is always a part of the Kenton appeal, and this album reveals just a hint of mid 50s rock-n-roll as it seems that Kenton was often aiming for that frat boy party vibe.

There are plenty of good cuts on here and no duds. Some standouts include the up-tempo rush of “Artistry Jumps”, the Latin groove of “Peanut Vendor” and the third stream ambitions of “Concerto to End All Concertos”. Sure Kenton may not be as cool as Duke or the the Count, but people should not write him off, despite his reputation for stiffness, this is decadently fun and dynamic music.

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