Back to Balboa – Stan Kenton-50th Anniversary Celebration

Back to Balboa – Stan Kenton-50th Anniversary Celebration
Catalog number: M1003

Tracks:

> 1-01 Artistry In Rhythm
comp: Stan Kenton
> 1-02 Eager Beaver
comp: Stan Kenton
> 1-03 Intermission Riff
comp: Ray Wetzel
> 1-04 Opus in Pastels
comp: Stan Kenton
> 1-05 Artistry in Percussion
comp: Pete Rugolo
> 1-06 Peanut Vendor
comp: Moises Simons
> 1-07 Concerto to End All Concertos
comp: Stan Kenton
> 1-08 Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)
comp: Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing
> 1-09 Solitaire
comp: William Russo, Milt Raskin
> 1-10 Coop's Solo
comp: Shorty Rogers
> 1-11 Take the "A" Train
comp: Billy Strayhorn
> 1-12 Un Poco Loco
comp: Bud Powell
> 1-13 Kingfish
comp: Bill Holman
> 1-14 Stella by Starlight
comp: Ned Washington, Victor Young
> 1-15 Malaguena
comp: Ernesto Lecuona
> 2-01 Artistry In Rhythm
comp: Stan Kenton
> 2-02 Pegasus
comp: Hank Levy
> 2-03 A Baltazar Named Gabe
comp: Hank Levy
> 2-04 23 Degrees North 82 Degrees West
comp: William Russo
> 2-05 All About Ronnie
comp: Joe Green
> 2-06 Pennies from Heaven
> 2-07 It's All Right with Me
comp: Cole Porter
> 2-08 The Wind
comp: Russ Freeman
> 2-09 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
comp: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
> 2-10 Atonal Adventure
comp: Lennie Niehaus
> 2-11 My Old Flame
comp: Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnson
> 2-12 The Big Chase
comp: Marty Paich
> 2-13 Body and Soul
comp: Johnny Green, Robert Sour, Edward Heyman
> 2-14 Neophonic Impressions 65
comp: Marty Paich
> 3-01 Artistry in Rhythm/ All the Things You Are
comp: Stan Kenton, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein
> 3-02 Be Bop Charlie
comp: Bob Florence
> 3-03 Embraceable You
comp: George Gershwin
> 3-04 Night in Tunisia
comp: Dizzy Gillespie
> 3-05 Stone Canyon
comp: Bob Cooper
> 3-06 Looking Up Old Friends
comp: Mat Catingub
> 3-07 K. C. Tango
comp: Shorty Rogers
> 3-08 The Bottom Line
comp: Shorty Rogers
> 4-01 Certain Circles
comp: Bill Holman
> 4-02 And Thad Ain't Bad
comp: Bill Holman
> 4-03 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
comp: Fran Lamdesman, Tommy Wolf
> 4-04 Intermission Riff
comp: Ray Wetzel
> 4-05 Midnight Sun
comp: Sonny Burke, Johnny Mercer, Lionel Hampton
> 4-06 Artistry In Rhythm/ Nightsong
comp: Stan Kenton
> 4-07 I Remember You
comp: Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger
> 4-08 Royal Street
comp: Tom Talbert
> 4-09 Dangraddy Blue
comp: Tom Talbert
> 4-10 Sands of Time
comp: Frank Strazzeri
> 4-11 From "City of Glass" Part One-Entrance
comp: Bob Graettinger

On May 30, 1991, fans from all over the world gathered in Newport Beach, California to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stan Kenton’s debut at the famed Rendezvous Ballroom. Radio station KLON had assembled a 4 day event consisting of 18 concerts and 10 panel discussions to commemorate not only the anniversary but the enduring legacy Stan Kenton had left behind.

Those featured on the 5 disc set include: Maynard Ferguson and the Big Bop Noouveau Band, The Bill Holman Big Band, The Bob Florence Limited Edition, the Lighthouse All-Stars, The Buddy Childers Big Band, the Lee Konitz Quartet, The Bob Cooper Quartet, The Tom Talbert Jazz Orchestra, The Bud Shank Quartet and the Mark Masters Jazz Orchestra.

This five-disc set showcases an all-star reunion orchestra of original band members as well as various groups led by different Kenton proteges. There’s even a compilation of panel discussions, with Kenton band members sharing colorful stories and recollections. The package, which contains a handsome 52-page booklet, is a ‘must have’ for every Kenton fan.

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